Contract & Stock Options trading

Stock options are financial instruments that stock investors can use in a wide variety of ways. Traders can choose to purchase an option on a stock instead of the stock itself. They can also buy options in order to protect a stock position. The common stock that is used as the basis for options trading is referred to as the ‘underlying asset’. The two types of option contracts are known as calls and puts. As a buyer of a call option, you have the right to purchase a stock at a specific price (the strike price), by a specific deadline (the expiration). The buyer of a put option has the right to sell a stock at the strike price either on or before the expiration date. In very simple terms, a stock option is a contract between a buyer and a seller, where the buyer has the right to buy a stock, and the seller has the obligation to sell that stock.

Options trading across a multitude of global assets

We offer some of the most liquid Contract Options in a large range of asset categories, from metals and energy commodities to interest rates and currencies. Use Contract Options to hedge your portfolio against price movements or alternatively, use them as building blocks to position yourself effectively in up, down and sideways markets. With ShardGO, you can also trade Stock Options in markets throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Trade everything from Facebook to Deutsche Telekom and China Mobile Stock Options.

No Hidden Costs

No need to worry about hidden fees: trade Contract Options with no minimum ticket fees.

Use Stocks and Bonds as Options trading collateral

If you are a Stock or Bond trader, you already have assets that can be used as collateral toward your Stock Options trading. For example, you may use up to 75% of your Bonds value as collateral, subject to internal risk rating.

Liquid access

Access to over 280 of the most liquid Options on Stocks and Stock Indices. Use Stock Options to expand your portfolio and optimise your trading.

Demo for free

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CFDs, derivatives and instruments incorporating leverage are a complex product and are only suitable for Per se professional clients, Elective Professional clients, and Market Counterparties.

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise, and you could make a loss from your initial investment.

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