Digital 100s trading

Trade on volatility, not just market direction, with our large range of digital 100s.

Why trade digital 100s with IG?

  • Trade volatility itself
    Trade even when you can't predict market direction

  • Variety of digital 100 types
    Including One touch, Ladder, Tunnel and Up/Down

  • Wide range of markets
    Choose from indices, FX, commodities and more

  • Timeframes to suit you
    From hourly to daily, weekly and monthly

  • Follow your convictions
    Take advantage if you disagree with our pricing

  • Limit your risk
    Know your potential profit and loss up front

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 (ie 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.

All digital 100s costs and details

For full details including spreads, dealing hours and margins for digital100s, follow the link to our help area.

Range of markets

Currently, the new IG Trading web platform only offers five minute up/down digital 100s on indices and FX. You can still access our complete range on our classic platforms.1

Indices

Market Type Timescale Contract size
All Wall Street Ladder, Up/Down, One Touch, Target, Tunnel, Hi/Lo 5 min to weekly $10/point
US 500 Ladder, Up/Down, Target Daily to weekly $10/point
US Tech 100 Ladder, Up/Down, Target Daily $10/point
All Germany 30 Ladder, Up/Down, One Touch, Target 5 min to weekly €10/point
All France 40 Ladder, Up/Down, One Touch Daily €10/point
All Spain 35 Ladder, Up/Down, One Touch Daily €10/point
All Sweden 30 Ladder, Up/Down, One Touch Daily SK100/point
Netherlands 25 Ladder, Up/Down, One Touch Daily €10/point
Singapore Blue-Chip Ladder, Up/Down Daily $10/point
All FTSE® Ladder, Up/Down, One Touch, Target, Tunnel, Hi/Lo 5 min to weekly £10/point
South Africa 40 Ladder Daily ZAR50/point
Japan 225 Ladder, One Touch, Tunnel Hourly to Weekly ¥1000/point

 

Forex

Market Type Timescale Contract size
EUR/USD, GBP/USD Ladder, One Touch 2 hours to monthly $10/point
USD/JPY Ladder, One Touch 5 min to weekly Y1000/point
AUD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY Ladder, One Touch 2 hours to weekly Y1000/point
USD/CAD Ladder, One Touch 2 hours to weekly $10/point
USD/CHF Ladder, One Touch 2 hours to weekly SF10/point
EUR/GBP Ladder, One Touch 2 hours to weekly £10/point
AUD/USD Ladder, One Touch 5 min to weekly $10/point

 

Commodities

Market Type Timescale Contract size
US Light Crude Oil Ladder, One Touch Daily to weekly $10/point
Gold, Silver Ladder Daily to weekly $10/point

Futures

Market Type Timescale Contract size
China H-Shares futures, Hong Kong HS50 futures, China A50 futures Ladder, Up/Down Daily $10/point
Japan All-Share futures Ladder, Up/Down Daily Y1000/point

Digital 100 types to suit you

Ladder

At expiry, will the market be higher or lower than your chosen levels?

Use a ladder when you think a market will move by a certain amount, but you aren’t sure in which direction.

Up/Down

Will the market be higher or lower at expiry?

Up/Downs are a type of ladder, but you decide whether the market will finish above or below a certain level.

One touch

Will the market hit a specific level before expiry?

One touches pay out if you’re right, even if the market price only stays there for seconds.

Target

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

If you know both the direction and the level that a market will finish at, try target digital 100s.

Hi-Lo

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

Choose Hi-Lo digital 100s if you have an opinion on how volatile the market will be through 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, sell if you expect them to hit one of the chosen levels.

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FAQs

How are IG 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:

  • time to expiry
  • the underlying market’s current value
  • our expectation of future volatility
  • supply and demand

This means that if you think you’re a better judge of volatility than us, you have the opportunity to back your judgement.

How are IG digital 100s regulated?

For digital 100s, IG Asia Pte Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

1 Digital 100s not available on iOS and Android mobile apps.

Buying the 'FTSE to finish up' binary

  CFD
Underlying market/value

MSCI Singapore Free Index 380

Our price

Singapore Blue Chip to rise [>383.5] 67.2 – 76.2

Trade

Buy at 76.2

Trade size

One contract

Each contract is worth USD 10 per point

Margin required

USD 762

Binary price x contract size x no. of contracts

What happens next?

The market rises by the close. The official closing level of the MSCI

Singapore Free Index, as reported by Bloomberg, is 385

Underlying market 385
Close

Sell at 100

Gross profit

SGD 238

100 – 76.2 = 23.8

Value of one point = SGD 10

23.8 x SGD10 = SGD 238
Costs  

A (variable) spread of 9 points was applied to the opening spread price

Net profit

SGD 238

What if... If the underlying market had dropped by the same amount and settled at 735, the binary would have settled at 0 resulting in a loss of USD 762


 

Types

Types of binary

Ladder

At expiry, will the market be higher or lower than your chosen levels?

For when you think a market will move by a certain amount, but aren’t sure which direction.

Up/Down

Will the market be higher or lower at expiry?

A type of ladder, you decide whether the market will finish above or below a certain level.

One touch

Will the market hit a specific level before expiry?

One touches pay out if you’re right, even if the market price only stays there for seconds.

Target

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

If you know both the direction and the level that a market will finish at, try target binaries. 

Hi-Lo

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

Have an opinion on how volatile the market will be through the day? Choose Hi-Lo binaries.

Tunnel

Will the market remain between two chosen levels until expiry?

Buy if you think markets will stay flat, sell if you expect the market to hit either on of the chosen levels.  

Contact us

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+65 6390 5118

You can also email us helpdesk@ig.com.sg

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