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Digital 100s

A digital 100 is based on a single question with a yes/no answer, letting you trade on volatility, or the lack thereof.

Please remember, your capital is at risk

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 current events

  • Timeframes to suit you*
    From five minutes 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

How to trade IG digital 100s

A digital 100 is generally based on a single question with a yes/no answer. For example: Will the underlying market do X before the digital 100 expires?

If you're right at the time of expiry, you win. If you're wrong, you lose.

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 that there is still the potential to make substantial losses as well as gains.

See example digital 100s trades in our education section

Does this sound like you?

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

    Digital 100 trading can offer opportunities in unlikely scenarios, and risk is limited to your stake.    

  • I want short-term opportunities

    Take advantage of a range of timeframes from five minutes to monthly.

  • I want to tailor trades to suit my situation

    Choose from a vast array of markets and digital 100 types to fit around your trading strategy.

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 and mobile platforms.

Indices

Market

Digital 100 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, One touch, Tunnel 20 min to weekly
South Africa 40 Ladder Daily
Japan 225 Ladder, One touch, Tunnel Hourly to weekly
China H-Shares futures Ladder Daily
China 300 futures Ladder Daily
Hong Kong HS50 futures Ladder Daily
All Japan 225 Ladder Daily
Japan All-Share futures Ladder Daily
Taiwan All-Share futures Ladder Daily

Commodities

Market

Digital 100 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

Digital 100 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 monthly
AUD/JPY Ladder, Up/Down, One touch 5 min to monthly
EUR/GBP Ladder, One touch Daily to monthly
EUR/JPY Ladder, One touch Daily to monthly
GBP/JPY Ladder, One touch Daily to monthly
USD/CAD Ladder, One touch Daily to monthly
AUD/USD Ladder, One touch Daily to monthly
USD/CHF Ladder, One touch Daily to monthly

Other

Market

Digital 100 type

Timescale

Politics: Next UK General Election n/a n/a
Politics: EU referendum n/a n/a
Politics: US Election n/a n/a
US Jobless Claims Ladder Weekly
US Non-farm Payrolls Ladder Monthly

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.

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Trade your way

Trade IG digital 100s from our award-winning web-based platform, or from your mobile or tablet using our range of free integrated apps.

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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 three factors: 

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

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

Learn more about digital 100 trading

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. You can also trade politics-based digital 100s around special events, such as the UK General Election.

How are IG digital 100s regulated?

Binary bets are not subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority. In respect of binary bets, IG Index Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission, reference number 2628

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* Currently, the new IG Trading web platform only offers five minute up/down digital 100s on indices and FX. The full range will be available soon. You can still access our full range of digital 100s on our classic and mobile platforms. 

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