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The Presentation. Topics and sessions are solely for educational purposes. The speaker roster and session content are subject to change without notice. No investment, trading or tax advice regarding any security, group of securities, market segment or market is intended or shall be given. Any examples used in sessions or speaking topics are for illustrative purposes only — they should never be construed as recommendations or endorsements of any kind. No particular trading strategy, technique, method or approach discussed will guarantee profits, increased profits or the minimization of losses. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests, is no guarantee of future performance or success. Supporting documentation for any topic, session or content will be supplied upon request.
Educational Content. This presentation is for educational purposes only; it may discuss in detail how algorithm indicators are designed to help you to understand their function. We also do not recommend or solicit the purchase or sale of any particular securities or derivative products. Any symbols referenced or trading ideas discussed are used only for the purposes of the demonstration, as an example ---- not a recommendation or endorsement.
Asset Classes. Every investment involves risks depending upon, among other things, the size, nature, leverage, diversification, transaction costs and time horizon for your investment. Risks associated with certain asset classes are generally described below:
Futures and Security Futures. Transactions in futures and security futures carry a high degree of risk. The amount of initial margin is small relative to the value of the futures contract so that transactions are leveraged or geared. A relatively small market movement will have a proportionately larger impact on the funds you have deposited or will have to deposit: this may work against you as well as for you. Futures trading involves other risks that are disclosed on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Website.
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Notice to Online Traders There are positive aspects of how the Internet and new technologies have enabled lower transaction costs and faster access to the financial markets. We want to remind current and future traders not to allow the ease and speed with which they can trade to get them into a false sense of security or encourage them to trade too quickly or too often. Trading in futures market – however one does it and however easy it may be to execute those trades – will always contain risk.
We suggest three rules: (1) know what you are buying; (2) know the ground rules under which you decide to buy or sell a stock or other security; and (3) know the level of risk you are undertaking. Our customers and prospective customers should remember that it is just as easy to lose money through the click of a mouse as it is to make it. Most people that jump into trading without a plan lose money. Retail traders should exercise caution before attempting to imitate the style of trading and assuming the risks undertaken by market professionals. Traders should have a well-thought-out plan before you begin. Some of the elements of a sound plan may include: (1) creating a systematic approach to trading; (2) placing limits on the amount of money you are willing to put at risk; (3) using the latest technology to reduce emotion in your trading decisions; and (4) taking advantage of the most efficient forms of execution. Regardless of the system used, every Internet trader should be aware of the effects of systems downtime, the enormous price volatility of many indices, the possible negative results of using margin accounts, and the risks associated with active trading. . System downtime can affect anyone conducting business over the Internet; among other things, trades might not be executed at all or trade executions could be at prices significantly different from the price quoted at the time the order was entered. There is a variety of reasons why a user could experience delays or failures in order placements, order cancellations, trade executions or trade reports. Among them are: increase in volume and demand beyond system capacity; errors or defects in the software or the data services; Internet service providers having technical problems; communications lines problems or failures; satellite dish problems or failures; extended power outages; and sabotage created by hackers. The point we are making is that no system is perfect. Delays and failures are risks that you must assume. In using any systems, you accept that solely you are taking those risks, and that we cannot be held responsible by you if they occur, regardless of the reason. To put it plainly, you should not always expect high-speed order placements, cancellations, executions and reporting. We recommend that you have a back-up plan to place, cancel, execute and confirm orders if you encounter problems using Internet software and systems. You should also be aware of the risks associated with trading in a rapidly-moving and sometimes volatile market and make sure that you think about how to limit your risk. For example, volatility can significantly affect your execution price if you are placing market orders. In other words, just because you see a price on your computer screen doesn't mean that you will get that price. To avoid buying or selling a future at a price higher or lower than is acceptable to you, you might consider using limit orders rather than market orders. A limit order is an order to buy or sell a security at no higher or lower than a specified price. However, using a limit order often results in the trade executions failing to occur. As you can see, trading, and particularly active online trading, is complex. You must understand what you are doing and the risks you are taking before you decide to trade. You should also fully understand the risks associated with using a margin account. When you buy security on margin, you are borrowing money and pledging the securities in your account as collateral. In volatile markets, investors who have put up an initial margin payment (i.e., borrowed funds) for a stock may find themselves being required to provide additional cash (maintenance margin) if the price of the stock subsequently falls (a margin call). A brokerage firm has the right without notice to force the sale of securities (i.e., the collateral) chosen by the brokerage firm from the investor's account and charge any loss to the customer, possibly causing a loss greater than the initial investment. The brokerage firm can increase margin requirements at any time and is not required to grant an extension on any margin call. It is important for our customers to understand these concepts before they decide to trade on margin. Your brokerage firm can provide you with useful information about online trading.