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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. 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.

How does a demo account differ from a live account?

You can try our web platform and mobile app risk-free by using a demo account. You’ll find much of the functionality very similar to using a live account, but there are key differences. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Trades made through the demo account will not be subject to slippage, interest or out-of-hours price movements
  • Trades may be rejected if you have insufficient funds to open them, but, unlike on a live account, will never be rejected on the grounds of size or price
  • You will not be charged for chart packages on a demo account
  • Trades will not be closed if you have insufficient funds to cover margin and running losses, which can happen on a live account

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Before you open a live account, we recommend that you make yourself aware of the charges, risks and characteristics of trading on one. You can do this by reading:

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