CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% 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.

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 provider1.

Call 010 344 0051 or email helpdesk.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: 010 344 0053

Call 010 344 0051 or email helpdesk.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: 010 344 0053

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 provider1.

Call 010 344 0051 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're around 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 344 0053

Why trade options with us?

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, or by pairing options trades with CFDs

Trade on volatility itself

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

Ways to trade options with us

Trade options using CFDs on our award-winning trading platform.2

CFDs
Main benefits Tax-deductible losses are useful for hedging3
Accessible to All clients
Traded in Contracts
Commission Commission-free (except on shares)
Platforms Web and mobile platforms
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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. Use them to speculate on the price of a financial market, and its volatility too.

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 today

Huge range of markets

Our CFD account enables you to trade over 17,000 markets, with index, commodity and bond futures available

A trusted provider

With over 45 years' experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Deep futures liquidity

Get fast, flexible execution thanks to our large client base and superior technology

Start trading now

Don't miss your next opportunity.

Trade options on the world's number one trading platform2

Intuitive web trading platform

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

Award-winning app3

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.

1Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019
2Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.
3Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
4Awarded ‘best finance app’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.