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FX Options
FX Options is a proprietary instrument that lets you trade currency pairs with minimum 1 hour expiration. The concept is based on European options, but enhanced by an opportunity to close the deal before it reaches maturity. The return potential for a successful FX-Option deal is unlimited, while the loss is confined to the initial investment.
$30
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Unlimited
Potential return up to*
1 hour
Expiration time
$0
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Trading derivatives such as options carry a high risk of loss
*Amount to be credited to the account in case of successful trade.

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Options Trading Offers a Wealth of Possibilities

You can trade options on our platform with over 50 assets. We offer some of the best assets for trading options, such as Microsoft, Coca Cola and Tesla Motors. Our platform helps you start trading options with a minimum investment. 

In addition to binary options, we also offer digital options trading. However, please note that binary and digital options are only available to Professional Clients.

The distinctive feature of digital options is the ability to choose each strike price manually. But before you start trading, let us explain what options are.

What Are Options? American vs. European

An option represents a contract that provides the buyer the right to buy or sell an asset at an agreed price, during a specified time period. One of the most important factors in an option is the exercise date. The right to exercise options is the key differentiator between American and European options.

American and European options generally both belong to the group of traditional options and they require a physical contract. However, owners of American options have the right to exercise the option at any time before the expiration date. The opposite is true when a trader owns a European option. Those can be exercised only on the date that is specified within the contract. 

Traditional options are always based on a physical asset. On the other hand, you may have more affordable access to other types of options, such as binary and digital, as these types of options would not require you to have physical assets.

Advantages of Options

In case we've sparked your interest in stocks and shares, let's look at the potential of options trading. 

You can take advantage of options trading by speculating on price movement. On our platform, you are not required to pay fees — just the option price itself. This saves you from the costs that are normally involved in buying and selling shares.

How you can benefit from trading with options:

In this hypothetical scenario, we require £10 to buy an option with an exercise price of £100 (the exercise price indicates the value of the underlying security at the point of purchase (for a call option) or point of sale (for a put option)). 

Let's say the share price rises to £120 right after you purchase it. As the owner of the option, you are now entitled to sell the option for £20. 

As a result, you achieved a return of 100%. This outcome is also called “leverage effect”. 

However, there is high risk involved in options trading, since market prices are volatile.

Put and Call Options

Both call and put options have the potential to generate profit based on the difference between their acquisition and sale price. 

As an owner of a ‘call option’ you have the right to buy an option at a specific price. On the contrary, a ‘put option’ gives you the right to sell the option at a specific price and within a specified period. However, there is high risk involved in options trading since market price is volatile. These are the basics of options trading.

Options Trading Profitability: Influencing Factors Explained

There are three parameters that influence options trading and therefore trade profitability if they are selected correctly. 

1. Strike Price

The first parameter is the strike price. A strike price defines an estimated value that an asset is believed to achieve by the expiry date. Usually, there are up to 5 different strike prices available. The further the strike price is from the actual market price, the higher the estimated risk. 

2. Expiration Date

A similarly important factor is the expiration date. 

The specified deadline defines the period when the trader has the right to exercise an option (to buy or sell the asset). The further the expiration date is from the current date, the higher the possibility of reaching the initial prediction. Thus, the further away the expiration date, the higher the option price is likely to be.

3. Option Price

The third parameter that influences the profitability is the option price. This is defined by the market. 

IQ Option also offers a demo account for new traders — use it to try out each function on the platform and gain experience before committing anything financially.

Risk Warning
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 87% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Risk Warning
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 87% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.