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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Options trading

If you see opportunity in volatility, trade our flexible online options. Speculate on a range of assets, and get the expertise and support of the world’s No.1 CFD provider.1

Call 010 500 8624 or email newaccounts.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're here 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 500 8624

Call 010 500 8624 or email newaccounts.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're here 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 500 8624

What is options trading?

Options trading is the act of buying and selling options. These are contracts that give the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a set price, if it moves beyond that price within a set timeframe.

With us, you’ll trade options using CFDs.

Find out more about what options are and how to trade them

Why trade options with us?

Trade daily, weekly or monthly options
Zero spread on expiry whether you are buying or selling options
Enhance your options trading with options strategies
Trade options on volatility

Find an option to suit you

Trade major indices, shares and FX with daily or weekly, monthly and quarterly options.

Pay zero spread on expiry

Buy and sell options with no closing spread when you hold them until their fixed expiry date

Discover new opportunities

Develop options trading strategies using a variety of options

Trade on volatility itself

Take a position on rising, falling and even flat markets all over the world

Ways to trade options with us

Trade options using CFDs on our award-winning trading platform.1

CFDs
Main features CFDs are the buying and selling of contracts for difference. They are leveraged, meaning you put down a deposit to gain exposure to a position, with profit and loss calculated on the full position size.
Risks Buying call or put options, your risk is always limited to the margin you paid to open the position. However, when selling call or put options your risk is potentially unlimited.
Accessible to All clients
Traded in Contracts
Tax Tax-deductible losses are useful for hedging3
Commission Commission-free (except on shares)
Platforms Web and mobile platforms
Learn more

What are options?

Options are contracts that give you the right – but not the obligation – to buy or sell an underlying asset before a certain expiry date. You can use them to speculate on the price of a financial market, and in some cases its volatility too.

What are options?

Options are contracts that give you the right – but not the obligation – to buy or sell an underlying asset before a certain expiry date. You can use them to speculate on the price of a financial market, and in some cases its volatility too.

Options trading UK

How do I trade options?

  1. Discover how options work
  2. Learn the differences between buying options and selling them
  3. Choose a trading strategy
  4. Create an account
  5. Open your first position

Benefits of trading options

Choose the option to suit you from our daily, or weekly, monthly and quarterly timeframes.

Daily options

For a low-cost, highly-leveraged way to trade intraday.

Lower spreads

Trade daily options with reduced spreads – the same as on regular spot markets

Flexible leverage

Get the leverage you want by choosing your strike and trade size

Limited risk

Cap your maximum risk when you buy daily options – you’ll never lose more than the margin you pay to open

Greater freedom

Hold daily options positions even if the market moves against you, knowing that your risk is limited to the margin you paid to open

Weekly, monthly and quarterly options

Longer expiries, well-suited to traditional trading strategies.

No overnight funding

Pay less for long-term positions, thanks to zero overnight funding

Increased opportunity

Find opportunity on a broad range of market conditions – even flat markets

Greater control

Develop options strategies for greater control over your trading

Guaranteed maximum risk

Trade up to three quarters ahead, with your risk limited to your opening payment (when buying)

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

React faster with powerful technology

Our platform and apps are intuitive and highly responsive, so trading opportunities are always within reach

Grow your confidence with an established provider

We’re a FTSE 250 company that’s been leading our industry for nearly 50 years, so our expertise is second to none

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

React faster with powerful technology

Our platform and apps are intuitive and highly responsive, so trading opportunities are always within reach

Grow your confidence with an established provider

We’re a FTSE 250 company that’s been leading our industry for nearly 50 years, so our expertise is second to none

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Trade options on the world’s best trading platform2

Options online trading platform
Options trading app

Intuitive web trading platform

Get fast, reliable execution when you trade options on our web platform.

Award-winning app2

Take a position from any position with our trading apps – available for iOS and Android.

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We’ve been a market-leading online trading and investment provider for 45 years.

Start trading CFDs to discover opportunities on 17,000+ markets.

Take advantage of movement in currency prices – with over 80 FX pairs to choose from.

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2021).
2 Best Finance App, Best Multi-Platform Provider and Best Platform for the Active Trader as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2022.
3 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in jurisdictions.