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 are key to futures, binaries and options trades, as they all involve predicting the movement of a market within a defined period of time. In the case of futures and binaries, profit or loss is decided automatically once the expiry date is reached. Options give the trader the right – but not the obligation – to buy or sell an asset once it reaches a certain price, but only if it reaches that price before the option expires.

With IG

Expiry dates can vary from product to product. CFDs do not have expiry dates, unless they are on futures, digital 100s or options.

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Read the how to deal education section for more information on when trades expire.

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.