Digital 100s and options trading

Trade on volatility, not just market direction, with our large range of digital 100s.

Available to trade on an international account only.

Why trade digital 100s with IG?

  • Trade volatility itself
    Trade even when you can't predict market direction

  • Variety of digital 100s
    Including One touch, Ladder, Tunnel and Up/Down

  • Wide range of markets
    Choose from indices, FX, commodities, shares and more

  • Timeframes to suit you
    From 5 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

New and improved digital 100 charts

You're never far away from the next opportunity to trade with our updated 5 minute digital 100 charts:

  • An all-new interface designed specifically for 5 minute digital 100— simply locate your chosen digital 100 in the Finder and click on the chart symbol
  • Three strikes and the underlying market in one glance
  • Auto-refreshing after each market expiry

You can deal on our new five minute charts under Digital 100 (5 Minute Markets)’ in the Finder once you have logged in.

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

How to trade IG digital 100

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). 

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.

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.

Range of markets



Digital 100 type


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 HS42 futures Ladder Daily
All Japan 225 Ladder Daily
Japan All-Share futures Ladder Daily
Taiwan All-Share futures Ladder Daily



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


US Light Crude Oil Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
Gold Ladder, One touch Daily to weekly
Silver Ladder Daily to weekly




Digital 100 type


Politics: Next UK General Election n/a n/a
US Jobless Claims Ladder Weekly
US Non-farm Payrolls Ladder Monthly
Bitcoin Ladder Daily to weekly


Digital 100 types to suit you


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.

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.


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 100 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.

Trade your way

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

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How are IG digital 100 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 four factors: 

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

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 100 can I trade?

We offer IG digital 100 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 100 around special events, such as the UK General Election.

Digital 100s are available on the international account.

* World's No.1 CFD provider: for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, (published financial statements, October 2016)

South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.

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