Expiry date definition

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Expiry date has a particular significance in relation to IG's platform. Here, we define expiry date in general investing and explain what it means to you when trading with IG.

The point when a trading position automatically closes is known as the expiry date (or expiration date).

Expiry dates can vary from product to product. Spread bets, for example, always have a fixed expiry date. CFDs do not, unless they are on futures or digital 100s.

Please note that digital 100s can only be offered to professional clients, so you’ll need to confirm that you’re eligible before being able to trade them.

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Expiry dates can vary from product to product. Spread bets, for example, always have a fixed expiry date. CFDs do not, unless they are on futures, digital 100s or options.

Please note that digital 100s can only be offered to professional clients, so you’ll need to confirm that you’re eligible before being able to trade them.

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