When the bank advises you about trading securities, it will collect information from you about:
- your experience with trading securities
- your financial situation and your capability of bearing any losses
- the aim of your investment in securities i.e. a short-term or long-term investment
The information will serve as the foundation for the personal recommendations from the bank.
You can choose to trade securities without receiving advice; however the bank will still collect information from you about your experience with trading securities if it is difficult to comprehend and weigh up the securities. In this way the bank can inform you of whether it is opportune to buy the securities.