If you undertake transactions via electronic trading facilities, you will be exposed to risks associated with the system including the failure of hardware and software, and your order may not be executed according to your instructions.
2. Risks of Securities Trading
The prices of securities may fluctuate dramatically and become valueless. Losses may be incurred as a result of buying and selling securities.
3. Risks of Derivatives Trading
Trading of derivatives involves high risks and is not suitable for every investor. The prices of derivatives may fall as rapidly as they may rise and you may suffer total or excessive loss of your investment amount.
4. Risks of Margin Trading
The risk of loss in financing a transaction by deposit of collateral is significant. You may be called upon at short notice to deposit additional margin funds. In extreme market conditions we may be unable to contact you or provide you with sufficient time to make the required deposits, and forced liquidation may be necessary.
Securities trading without change of beneficiary, price rigging and market manipulation can be treated as market misconduct which is an offence under the Securities and Futures Ordinance.