A digital 100 is based on a single question with a yes/no answer, letting you trade on volatility, or the lack thereof.
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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
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.
Choose the appropriate digital 100 type, based on what you think will happen.
Select your strike to view the market’s chart, with one eye on streaming data and real-time profit and loss.
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).
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.
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.
Digital 100 type
|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|
Digital 100 type
|US Light Crude Oil||Ladder, One touch||Daily to weekly|
|Gold||Ladder, One touch||Daily to weekly|
|Silver||Ladder||Daily to weekly|
Spot FX market
Digital 100 type
|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|
Digital 100 type
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
1 Based on number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016); for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2016).
* 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.