Digital 100s

Take advantage of moves in the markets – no matter how big or small – with our range of fixed-risk digital 100s.

Why trade digital 100s with IG?

  • Trade on quiet markets
    Trade on the likelihood of an event happening. 

  • Limit your risk
    Know your maximum potential profit and loss before you go into every trade.

  • Discover new opportunities
    Speculate on indices, FX, commodities and key events, with timeframes from five minutes to one month.

What are digital 100s?

Digital 100s are based on a single statement with a yes or no answer, and enable you to speculate on the likelihood of a market event taking place. If you predict the outcome correctly, the trade will return a profit. If not, you’ll lose your original stake.

For example, a typical digital 100 statement might be ‘FTSE 100 to finish up’. You’re then presented with the option to buy the digital 100 if you think the FTSE will be up at the end of the trading day, and to sell if you think it won’t.

The price of a digital 100 ranges from 0 to 100. This price reflects our view on the probability that this event will occur, based on the behaviour of the underlying market and how long the digital 100 has until it expires. The more likely we think it is that the event will occur, the closer the price will be to 100.

If the digital 100 statement is true (in this case, if the FTSE finishes up), the price settles at 100. If it isn’t true (i.e. if the FTSE finishes down or doesn’t move), it settles at 0. Your profit or loss depends on the amount per point you’ve staked, and the difference between your opening price and the digital 100’s closing price.

How to trade IG digital 100s

Step 1

Choose the appropriate digital 100 type, based on what you think will happen.

Step 2

Select your strike to view the market’s chart, with one eye on streaming data and real-time profit and loss.

Step 3

Decide upon your stake, work out your maximum potential profit and loss, and take a position on whether the event will take place (buy) or won’t (sell).

Note:

The fast-moving nature of IG digital 100s provides the possibility of short-term gains, alongside any potential losses. Although digital 100s are limited risk, you should be aware there is still the potential to make substantial losses as well as gains.

See full details for all our digital 100s here.

Does this sound like you?

  • I want to know exactly how much I’m risking

    You can view your profit and loss in the deal ticket, so you’ll always know how much you stand to lose or gain.

  • I want opportunities in subdued markets

    It’s not important how far the market moves, as long as you’re proved right about the outcome.

  • I want trades to suit my situation

    Choose from a range of FX pairs, indices and commodities, as well timeframes from five minutes to monthly.

Digital 100 types to suit you

Ladder

Will the market be higher or lower than your chosen level when the digital 100 expires?

Take a view on whether the market will be above or below a selected level upon expiry.

Up/Down

Will the market finish up or down when the digital 100 expires?

Speculate on whether the market will finish above or below the previous day’s closing price.

One touch

Will the market hit a specific level before expiry?

Take a position on whether a market will reach a certain level at any time before it expires.

Target

At expiry, do you think the market will close within a specified range?

Take a view on both the direction and the level that a market will finish at.

Hi-Lo

Can you predict the range your market’s daily high or low will fall in?

Back your opinion on how volatile the market will be throughout the day.

Tunnel

Will the market remain between two chosen levels until expiry?

Use a tunnel to buy if you think markets will stay flat, or sell if you expect them to hit one of the chosen levels.

Indices

Market

Type

Timescale

FTSE 100

Ladder, Up/Down, One touch, Target, Tunnel, Hi-Lo 5 min to weekly
Wall Street Ladder, Up/Down, One touch, Target, Tunnel, Hi-Lo 5 min to weekly
Germany 30 Ladder, Up/Down, One touch, Target 5 min to weekly
France 40 Ladder, Up/Down, One touch Daily
Italy 40 Ladder, Up/Down, One touch Daily
Spain 35 Ladder, Up/Down, One touch Daily
Sweden 30 Ladder, Up/Down, One touch Daily
Netherlands 25 Ladder, Up/Down, One touch Daily
US 500 Ladder, Up/Down, Target  Daily to weekly
US Tech 100 Ladder, Up/Down, Target  Daily
Singapore Blue-Chip Ladder, Up/Down Daily
Australia 200 Ladder 20 min to weekly
South Africa 40 Ladder Daily
Japan 225 Ladder, Up/Down, One touch, Tunnel Hourly to weekly
China A50 futures Ladder Daily
China 300 futures Ladder Daily
Hong Kong HS50 futures Ladder Daily
India 50 futures Ladder Daily

Commodities

Market

Type

Timescale

US Light Crude Oil Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
Gold Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
Silver Ladder Daily to weekly

Forex

Spot FX market

Type

Timescale

EUR/USD Ladder, Up/Down, One touch 5 min to monthly
GBP/USD Ladder, Up/Down, One touch 5 min to monthly
USD/JPY Ladder, Up/Down, One touch 5 min to weekly
AUD/JPY Ladder, Up/Down, One touch 5 min to weekly
EUR/GBP Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
EUR/JPY Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
GBP/JPY Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
USD/CAD Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
AUD/USD Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
USD/CHF Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly

Other

Market

Type

Timescale

US Jobless Claims Ladder Weekly
US Non-farm Payrolls Ladder Monthly

FAQs

How are digital 100s priced?

Our digital 100 prices are based on the behaviour of an underlying market, but set by our dealing desk. Each digital 100 is priced between 0 and 100, according to four factors:

  • The time to expiry
  • The current value of the underlying market
  • Our expectation of future volatility
  • Client sentiment

Each of these factors impact the chances that a given market event will occur. The higher we think these chances are, the closer the digital 100’s price will be to 100 – and vice versa. And if you think you’re a better judge of volatility than us, digital 100s are a great way to back your view.

What special digital 100s can I trade?

We offer IG digital 100s on a number of major economic indicators, such as US non-farm payrolls and US initial jobless claims.

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