Risk Warning
Here at Palladium IS we deal with professionals and institutional clients and so the subject of Risk management is something that you should be well aware of but because we want to be sure that you have understood that there are risks associated with trading here is our risk warning. This notice is provided to you in accordance with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) of the European Union.

Risk Warning

Institutional by Nature.
Investment and trading in Forex and CFDs involves a high degree of risk to your money. Before investing in the Forex and/or CFD market, you should be aware of the risks involved due to the fluctuation in the value of such commodities' prices, which can cause fluctuations in the value of your investment.
Any type of market or trade speculation that can yield an unusually high return on investment is subject to unusually high risks.
FX and CFD trading may give rise to large losses within a relatively short period of time that may be attributed to adverse market movements or to position build-up. Before deciding to enter into FX and/or CFD trading, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite.
FX and CFD trading are not suitable for everyone. You should only invest in FX and/or CFD trading the portion of your own assets you are disposed to lose entirely. In this respect, only your surplus funds should be placed at risk and anyone who does not have such surplus should imperatively avoid engaging in FX and/or CFD trading. In particular, you should not engage money you cannot afford to lose. You should immediately contact any independent financial advisor and request any necessary information in case of doubts on the risks related to FX and CFD trading.

Contract for difference risks
Contracts for difference or CFDs are an agreement between the Client and the Bank, that at the close of the contract they will settle the difference between the opening price of a position in either shares or indices or commodities and its closing price. The amount of any profit or loss made on a CFD will be equal to the difference between the price of the underlying value of the index when the CFD is opened and the price of the underlying value of the index when the CFD is closed multiplied by the number of index or commodity CFDs.
Being long CFD means buying the CFDs on the market with a view to selling them at a higher price, and making a margin deposit. In this situation the Client will be identified as the party who has purchased the indices or the commodities (i.e. the long party) and the Bank will be identified as the short party.

Where the Client is the long party, the Client will generally make a profit if the price of the underlying index or commodity rises while your CFD position is open. Conversely, the Client will generally make a loss if the price of the underlying index or commodity falls whilst the Client’s CFD position is open. The Client may lose up to the total value of the underlying at the moment of the purchase multiplied by the number of index CFDs.
The Client’s potential losses can therefore exceed the total value of the Client’s initial margin (and any additional margin funds) the Client has deposited with the Bank, and that the Bank may be obliged to close the Client’s positions at the worst possible time.
Being short CFD means the Client is selling the CFDs on the market with a view to repurchasing them at a lower price, and making a margin deposit. In this situation, the Client will be identified as the party who has sold the shares or the indices (i.e. the short party) and the Bank will be identified as the long party.
Where the Client is the short party, the Client will generally make a profit if the price of the underlying index or commodity falls whilst the Client’s CFD position is open. Conversely, the Client will generally make a loss if the price of the underlying index or commodity rises whilst the Client’s CFD position is open. Theoretically, there is no limit to how far the market value of the underlying can rise. Hence, the Client’s potential losses are similarly unlimited.
As a result of existing market conditions, the Client may not be able to sell a CFD even if such CFD is usually offered by the Bank, or, when the Client has already sold a CFD, the Bank may compel the Client to close his position.

Recommendations
Before getting started, we recommend you read through all the topics presented on our website to gain a better insight into Forex and CFD trading. It is critical that you fully understand our trading conditions in order to minimize risk before investing in this market. We also recommend that all new clients launch our Demo Account to practice trading before going live.
Opinions, research and analysis reports and other documents dealing with market speculation produced by Palladium IS are intended to support the trading experience. They are not considered to be precise or conclusive, nor can they act as a guarantee against the reduction of risk associated when trading in FX. Individuals choosing to act on this information do so at their own risk.
Palladium IS reserves the right to increase spreads or margin requirements, and to take steps to impose procedures or restrictions that it – in its sole discretion - sees fit at any time.

Technical risks
Although rare, internet-based trading can involve technical risks related to, but not limited to, Internet connection, software or hardware failures or delays. Palladium IS implements a backup system to minimize such occurrences, but is not responsible for any losses or missed trading opportunities as a result of communication failures, disruptions or unexpected system failures. In these circumstances, clients are advised to communicate or place orders via our Customer Support Service number at +41 79 788 3312 our support staff will of course also try and help clients where the problem appears to be within the clients infrastructure.