Digital 100s

Trade based on whether you think a statement will prove true or false, with our range of digital 100s.

Who can trade digital 100s?

From 2 July 2018, regulatory interventions mean that certain products are unavailable to retail traders. As a result, we can only offer digital 100s to professional traders. To find out more about this, and to check whether you are eligible for a professional account, please see our professional account page. 

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 are IG digital 100s priced?

Our digital 100 prices are set by our dealing desk, set on three key factors:

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

Each of these factors impacts 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.

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

Indices

Market

Digital 100 type

Timescale

FTSE 100

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

Commodities

Market

Digital 100 type

Timescale

US Light Crude Oil Ladder Daily to weekly
Gold Ladder Daily to weekly
Silver Ladder Daily to weekly

Forex

Spot FX market

Digital 100 type

Timescale

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

Other

Market

Digital 100 type

Timescale

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

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