Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

Leveraged products definition

Leveraged products are financial instruments that enable traders to gain greater exposure to the market without increasing their capital investment. They do so by using leverage.

Any financial instrument that allows you to take a position that is worth more on the market than your initial outlay is a leveraged product. Different leveraged products work in different ways, but all amplify the potential profit and loss for a trader.

Leveraged products will almost always require you to pay an initial portion of the position you intend to open. This is called the margin.

Forex trades are a main leveraged product.

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