Responsible Risk Management

At InterTrader we want to make sure that all our clients are protected against unmanageable losses. Spread betting and CFD trading are a high-risk activities and markets can move suddenly, especially when unexpected news breaks. For this reason, we recommend you attach a stop-loss order to every position opened with InterTrader, to help mitigate losses should the market move against you.

Please note however that stop-loss orders are not guaranteed and you may still lose more than your initial margin requirement, for instance if the market ‘gaps’ through your stop level.

Rules to manage your risk:

  1. Plan your trades
    Know your acceptable risk and profit target for each trade
  2. Adjust your stop level
    This will set your risk level, although stops are not guaranteed
  3. Stick to your plan
    Trust your planned entry and exit levels

You can find out more about margin calculations in our FAQs and User Manual.

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Spread betting and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 64-72% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading these products with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how these products work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.