Understanding Trading Risks

Charles Schwab Hong Kong Risk Warning

The price of securities does fluctuate, and any individual security may experience upward or downward movements, and may even become valueless. There is an inherent risk that losses may be incurred rather than profit made as a result of buying and selling securities.

Suitability of investments

The information on this website is provided solely for reference only and should not be regarded as investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise deal with any particular investment. If you need advice, you should consult an appropriate investment adviser.

Usage of the website and intellectual property rights

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  • not to, or attempt to, tamper with, decompile, modify, adapt, reproduce, reverse engineer, store in retrieval system, transmit, copy, distribute, disseminate or use in any commercial or public purposes any information on this website.
  • not to use or permit to be used any information on this website for any illegal purpose.
  • to use the market data or other information on this website (collectively referred to as "Provided Information") only as permitted by CSHK.

Information supplied by third party providers

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Risks in using the Internet

Due to the inherent unreliable and insecure nature of the Internet as a medium of data transmission, there is a risk that communication over the Internet may be interrupted, delayed or intercepted. Notwithstanding measures taken by us to minimize these risks, CSHK accepts no responsibility to you or anyone else for any loss or expense that may result from delays, failures or inaccuracies in communications, or lack of security, beyond the reasonable control of CSHK.

Schwab Provides Investors With a Variety of Investment Education Resources.

  • Before investing learn more about risk of online trading, including fast-moving markets and the risk of system unavailability.
  • Explore the risk and strategies of margin borrowing. Read Schwab's margin risk disclosure.
  • Find out whether option trading is right for you.
  • Learn more about active trader strategies and risks.