Knock-outs trading

Start trading knock-outs with IG and enjoy a range of unique benefits. These limited-risk positions enable you to choose your own margin and risk on forex, indices and commodities – whether your view is bullish or bearish.

Why trade knock-outs with IG?

  • Increased flexibility
    Set your knock-out level and trade size to determine your margin

  • Simple pricing
    The knock-out price moves one-for-one with IG’s underlying price1

  • Limited risk
    Your total margin is equal to your total risk

Knock-out options explained

Knock-outs are limited-risk products with expiries. They move one-for-one with the underlying IG price1, and close automatically if your chosen knock-out level is hit. By choosing your knock-out level and your trade size, you can control your maximum risk for each trade.

You can trade knock-outs whether you think the market will rise or fall – simply buy a bull knock-out if you think the market will rise, and a bear knock-out if you think the market will fall.

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How do I trade knock-outs with IG?

To start trading knock-out provider IG, you’ll need to:

1. Create an IG account. If you already have an account with us, you’ll find them in our trading platform and mobile apps.

2. Choose a bull or bear knock-out. This is dependent on whether you think the market will rise or fall.

3. Pick your knock-out level. This will be below our underlying price for a bull knock-out, and above our underlying price for a bear knock-out.

4. Open your position. You’ll know your maximum outlay from the outset. You can choose to close your position at any time – unless it reaches the knock-out level.

Learn more about how to trade knock-outs.

How much do knock-out options cost?

The opening price of a knock-out is the difference between IG’s underlying price at which you open your position and the knock-out level you select. A small knock-out premium is included in our spread, which means you’ll receive it back if you close the trade without being knocked out.
Get full product details on the costs of knock-outs, including spreads and funding charges, by following the link below.

On which markets can I trade knock-outs?

Knock-outs trading provider IG offers this product across a range of popular markets, including:

  • Major forex pairs
  • Global stock indices
  • Commodities.
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Shares

They are available 24 hours a day.

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There's no minimum balance required to open an account and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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1This is not the case when the knock-out premium changes. If the knock-out premium changes, the price of the knock-out will move by the amount the premium changes.

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