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英国金融行为监管局对加密货币衍生工具发布警告

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英国金融行为监管局对加密货币衍生工具发布警告

近日,英国金融行为监管局(Financial Conduct Authority,后文简称FCA)针对加密货币差价合约(一种金融衍生工具)存在的投资风险发出了警告。

所谓差价合约,本质上可以看作双方在特定的类开盘和闭盘时间期限内交易加密币。投机合约可能会导致恶劣的差价,使交易方付出高昂代价,因此被监管机构和监管机构视为“极高风险的投机行为”。

FCA部门解释称,差价合约通常提供杠杆交易,这意味着只需要投入一部分资金以小搏大。然而,杠杆作用也会使价格变化倍增,这意味着投资者资金损失的速度也会很快。比特币和以太坊是加密货币差价合约投机的两个例子,投资者入局之前应该先对自己的风险承受力有一个理性的认知。

FCA将价格波动性、杠杆、价格透明度&手续费和融资成本列为消费者警告的四大首要关注点。

此外该机构还确认,包括加密货币差价合约在内的所有差价合约都属于其监督的范围。然而,保护措施并不能保证消费者交易免受损失。

早在9月份,FCA就初次对加密货币募资行为发出了警告,称其为“非常高风险的投机性投资”。

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has warned of investment risks in cryptocurrency contracts-for-differences, a type of financial derivative.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s primary financial regulator and watchdog, has issued a consumer warning about the risks of investing in cryptocurrency contracts-for-differences (CFDs). A CFD contract, in this scenario, would essentially see two parties exchange the difference between the opening and closing prices of a cryptocurrency over a specific period of time. The speculative contract could lead to a negative difference that would cost the buyer and is therefore deemed as “extremely high-risk, speculative” by the regulator and watchdog.

“CFDs are typically offered with leverage which means you only need to put down a portion of the investment’s total value,” the FCA explained. “However, leverage also multiplies the impact of price changes on both profits and losses. This means you can lose money very rapidly.”

Highlighting Bitcoin and Ethereum as two examples of cryptocurrencies speculated over in a CFD, the FCA added:

Cryptocurrency CFDs are an extremely-high risk, speculative investment. You should be aware of the risks involved and fully consider whether investing in cryptocurrency CFDs is appropriate for you.

The agency listed price volatility, leverage, price transparency & charges and funding costs as its four fundamental concerns behind its consumer warning. “Some firms are offering leverage of up to 50:1” the FCA added, telling consumers they could end up losing their investment entirely and end up owing money to the firm. Fees for cryptocurrency CFDs “tend to be significantly higher” than other CFD products, the authority added.

Further, the agency confirmed all CFDs fall under its regulatory supervision, including cryptocurrency CFDs. However, the protections will not insure consumers against trading losses.

Earlier in September, the FCA joined the growing list of regulatory counterparts around the world in issuing a consumer warning against initial coin offerings, or ICOs, calling them “very high-risk, speculative investments”.


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