What can you trade with options?
One of the biggest benefits of options is their flexibility. You can trade a huge number of markets, and like futures options can be used to buy and sell assets that would otherwise cause logistical issues, such as oil or gold.
Here are some of the asset classes that you can trade with options, and the markets available with IG:
- Forex. Including majors like EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CHF and EUR/GBP
- Shares. Including FTSE® 100 shares and a selection of leading US shares
- Stock indices. Including the FTSE 100 and Wall Street
- Commodities. Including metals and energies
You can also use options over both the short and long term. A daily option, for example, will expire at the end of the day – whereas weekly or quarterly options will have expiries further ahead.