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Can I trade CFDs on share options with IG?

Yes, you can pair options trades with shares CFD. Trading options with IG is an opt-in feature. In order to do so, you will need to get in touch with us through your registered email address by emailing helpdesk@ig.com.sg or call us at +65 6390 5118. Once you are opt-in, you can trade a range of share options with us. Select popular stocks are available to trade on our web platform.

Can I trade CFDs on share options online?

That depends on which markets you’d like to trade. We are testing online trading for share options, and to start off with we’re offering Tesla shares (weekly and monthly expiries).

Over the coming weeks we hope to expand this offering, depending on client demand.

You can trade our full range of share options – offering stocks from the world’s major exchanges.

How do I trade CFDs on share options online?

You can trade weekly and monthly share options in our web platform. Rather than finding them in the options flyout, each has their own watchlist. For example, you’d trade Tesla from the ‘Tesla Options’ watchlist:

What are share options?

Share options are contracts that enable you to trade on the price movement of an underlying stock. You can use share options to take a view on whether you think a stock’s price will be above or below a certain level – the strike price – at the option’s expiry.

Normally, buying a share option would give you the right to buy or sell a share at the strike on expiry. However, when you trade share options with us, rather than trading an option directly, you’re trading a CFD on an option’s price.

All this means is that, instead of having the right to buy or sell shares at a certain price, your positions will be cash-settled on expiry. So you’ll never have to worry about delivering, or taking delivery of, the underlying shares.

As with more traditional options, you’ll never risk more than your initial payment when buying.

You can trade select share options on our web platform, and phone 0800 409 6789 to deal on our full range .

Which stocks can I trade using CFDs on share options?

You can currently trade Tesla (weekly and monthly expiries) online,. We hope to expand this offering over the coming weeks depending on client demand.

You can also trade our full range of share options when you opt-in. To activate the feeds, you will need to get in touch with us through your registered email address by emailing us at helpdesk@ig.com.sg or call us at +65 6390 5118. As long as there is a tradable option in the underlying, we offer all options on shares in the FTSE® 100, the DOW 30, the S&P 500, the Nasdaq 100 and some large cap Canadian and Australian stocks, as well as on a large selection of European options traded on Eurex or Euronext.

What are the dealing hours of CFDs on share options?

Dealing hours for share options are as follows:

  • UK share options: 08:00–16:30 (London time)
  • American share options: 14:30–21:00 (London time)*
  • European shares: Market hours for the relevant exchange. Please ask for current details
  • Australian share options: 10:00-15:55 (Sydney time)*

*It may sometimes not be possible to quote a particular share option if there is no price being published in the underlying market.

How much does trading CFDs on share options cost?

We charge a spread depending on where the shares you’re trading originate:

  • 5c on US shares
  • 3p on UK shares
  • 3c on European shares

You can find the full details in the ‘share options’ tab of our fees and charges.

Find out more about options CFDs trading here.