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Digital 100s

Take advantage of moves in the markets – no matter how big or small – with our range of fixed-risk digital 100s.

Please remember, your capital is at risk

Why trade digital 100s with IG?

  • Trade on quiet markets
    You can profit on markets that move five points or fifty. All that matters is you’re proved right

  • Limit your risk
    Know your maximum potential profit and loss before you go into every trade.

  • Discover new opportunities
    Speculate on indices, FX and commodities, with timeframes from five minutes to one month.

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.

See full details for all our digital 100s in our help area.

Does this sound like you?

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

    You can view your profit and loss in the deal ticket, so you’ll always know how much you stand to lose or gain.

  • I want opportunities in subdued markets

    It’s not important how far the market moves, as long as you’re proved right about the outcome. 

  • I want trades to suit my situation

    Choose from a range of FX pairs, indices and commodities, as well timeframes from five minutes to monthly.

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 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

Digital 100 types to suit you

Up/Down

Will the market finish up or down when the digital 100 expires?

Speculate on whether the market will finish above or below the previous day’s closing price.

Ladder

Will the market be higher or lower than your chosen level when the digital 100 expires?

Take a view on whether the market will be above or below a selected level upon expiry. 

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 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.

How are IG digital 100s regulated?

For digital 100s, IG Index Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission, reference number 2628

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