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As part of our account-opening process, we’ll carry out an assessment of your
appropriateness to Invest and determine, based on the information you provide to us if you
have sufficient knowledge and experience to understand the risks involved in trading and investing. We’ll inform you of the results of our assessment, but this doesn’t relieve you of the need to carefully consider whether trading or investing is right for you. If we warn you that investing may not be appropriate for you, then you should refrain from trading or investing until you obtain sufficient knowledge and experience and have acquainted yourself with the relevant trading risks.
Prices and Costs
The prices of Assets that you trade with us may include a mark-up; this means that the spreads offered by us comprise of (i) the raw spreads received from liquidity/ price provider(s) and (ii) a mark-up (where applicable).
Our dealing costs are set out in writing on our website. If you have any queries about costs,
please contact our support team by email at [email protected]
We make costs as transparent as possible. OTC derivative products are traded at prices
which the Firm obtains from third-party liquidity/price providers. You’ll be charged as a
percentage, or basis points, of the total position size, traded – your costs aren’t relative to the
deposit or margin you’ve used. We’ll charge you where indicated on a per transaction basis.
Minimum charges can be relevant for smaller trade sizes and there are also charges
associated with overnight financing of positions – we’ll provide all of this in writing to you
before you open your account.
Costs may be included in the transaction price of margin financial products. In this situation, we’ll stipulate the size of the bid/offer spread quoted depending on the product(s) that you want to trade.
Compass Asset Management does not act as a market maker when executing client trades which means that we match all client trades with our counterparty Liquidity Providers. Compass Asset Management does not profit from any Client losses. In addition, we don’t take any proprietary positions in the market and our advice and research are completely impartial.
The prices published on our trading platforms are derived from the prices of the relevant
Leverage and Required Margin
Investing with Compass Asset Management enables you to use leverage to open a trade by depositing a fraction of the total trade value; this means that a relatively small market movement may lead to a proportionately much larger movement in the value of your trade. You can trade Margin FX Contracts and other CFDs with a high degree of leverage because of the small margin requirements. Trading with leverage means that even a slight change in the market could lead to a proportionately much larger movement in the value of your investment. Please also be aware that commission is paid on a pro-rata basis, based on the size of your notional position.
If the market moves against you, your use of leverage means that you could lose the capital
in your account.
You should note that any changes made to your leverage level, on an already traded Account,
can immediately affect your open positions and may result in a stop-out.
It’s your responsibility to monitor the required margin of your open positions and in order to
avoid a stop-out you may have to fund your account.
Derivative markets generally can be highly volatile (i.e. they move up and down in value quite quickly) so the risk that you’ll incur losses when you trade in derivatives Contracts can be substantial.
High volatility means the markets can be very difficult to predict. This means that you shouldn’t consider any contract offered by us or any other financial services provider to be a “safe” trade.
In times of extreme volatility, pricing of contracts can be impacted as the source of that pricing (liquidity) dries up. This can mean, for example: (a) the market “gaps” and jumps past the price that you want or expect; (b) the underlying bid/ask spread widens (i.e. the gap between the buy and sell price is wider); and (c) you could even find it difficult to obtain a price for particular contracts.
We pass on any pricing re-quotes directly to you, without any bias towards the direction the pricing has moved in. Highly volatile market conditions can make it difficult for us to execute orders at the given price, due to an extremely high volume of orders and/or available liquidity. By the time we’re able to execute orders, the bid/offer price may be reset. This may mean that certain orders at this time are rejected. “Hanging Orders” can also occur during periods of high volume. A Hanging Order is when an order sits in the “orders” window of the platform after it’s been executed. Generally, the order has been executed, but it’s simply taking a few moments for it to be confirmed. During periods of particularly heavy volume, it’s possible for a queue of orders to form, and the increase in incoming orders can sometimes create a delay in confirming certain orders. There are times when orders may be subject to what’s known as “slippage”, because of an increase in volatility or volume. This happens most often during fundamental news events or “gapping” in the markets, which create conditions where orders are difficult to execute because of extreme price movements. The execution of your order always depends on the liquidity that’s available at all price levels. Although you may be looking to execute at a certain price, the market may have moved significantly or liquidity may be exhausted, in which case your order would be filled at the next best price or the fair market value. When you’re considering executing an order, please be mindful that all contracts that you have open at 23:59 (server time) will be subject to rollover. Your contracts will be rolled over by debiting or crediting your account with a rollover charge or rollover benefit. During the rollover period, trading may be disabled for 2 to 5 minutes and there may be widened spreads as liquidity reduces, which could cause you to experience losses or gains. We’re not liable for any losses that you incur during the rollover period.
We run an online platform in an environment (the internet) that by nature can’t be guaranteed. This means there may be issues with you placing orders or with your contracts being executed due to internet, system or network issues on your end. Because we can’t promise that the internet will work error-free, we can’t accept liability for the risks associated with the operation of our platform. For this reason, you need to be mindful that platform risks are inherent in every contract that you trade with us. For example, a technical issue with your internet connection to our servers, may result in a Hanging Order and a delay in executing your contract. A disturbance in the connection path can sometimes interrupt the signal and disable the platform, causing delays in transmission of data between the platform and our servers. Disruptions to our operational processes such as communications, computers, computer networks, software or external events could also lead to delays in the execution and settlement of your Contract, meaning that you might be unable to trade in a particular contract that we offer and you could suffer a financial loss or opportunity loss as a result. If you experience a disruption to our trading platform, then you must contact our Support team as soon as possible in order to open\close your position.
Any money that we hold on your behalf will be kept in one or more segregated accounts with an institution within Switzerland, separated from our own money.
Your client money won’t be kept separate from other client’s money in this account, therefore you won’t have a claim against a specific sum in a specific account, in the unlikely event of our or the bank’s insolvency. Instead, your claim may be against the client money held in our segregated account.
In general, accounts held with institutions face various risks, including the potential risk of being treated as one (1) account in case the institution defaults. Under such circumstances, the enforcement of the national deposit guarantee scheme may be applied without consideration of the ultimate beneficial owners of the bank account. Another risk might be that the funds in the bank account may be exposed to our obligations to other Clients if we’re unable to meet them. We’re not liable to you if the bank we use to hold client money becomes insolvent and you have no redress against us in this situation.