Saxo Bank expands tradeable CFD universe with the launch of a new range of CFD options
New product provides clients with access to 15 CFD options on the world’s largest stock indices
Saxo Bank, the online trading and multi-asset specialist, has today announced that it will begin to offer CFD Options on a range of option roots, covering puts and calls on 15 of the world’s largest stock indices.
The new product will be available on SaxoTraderGO (all devices) and SaxoTraderPRO for clients of Saxo Bank A/S as well as those in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Australia.
CFD Options are OTC instruments based on Exchange Traded Index Options. They can help diversify a portfolio, as not only do they enable clients to take a position, they can be used for portfolio hedging purposes too.
Commenting on the launch, Magnus Sundby, Product Manager – CFD & Equities, said:
“This new product range will lower the entry barrier for clients looking to trade options, as CFD options reduce the cost of trading for clients by giving them access to cost-effective investment and hedging strategies as well as tools to help them manage the risk. Compared to traditional Listed Options, the CFD Options will also provide clients with greater flexibility in terms of contract size, since the lot is equal to one Index. By lowering the size of the contract, we allow more clients to trade Index Options, and enable them to manage their risk more efficiently - yet another example of how we continue to democratise trading and investing.”
CFD options are attractive for traders and investors as there is no spread mark-up and commission required when buying CFD options – clients simply pay a premium up front. And as one lot equals one index, they provide great flexibility in terms of contract size.
All new CFD Options are European style options that are cash settled at the official settlement price and clients can use the new instrument type to place directional bets by buying Puts or Calls.
With the product, clients will be able to create option strategies that will protect their existing portfolio against market risk.
More detail on Saxo’s CFD Options offering can be found here.
Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading Fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment and delivering ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ to wholesale clients.
For 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to democratize investment and trading, enabling clients by facilitating their seamless access to global capital markets through technology and expertise.
As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its direct clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides wholesale institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology, supporting the full value chain delivering Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS).
Saxo’s award winning trading platforms are available in more than 20 languages and form the technology backbone of more than 100 financial institutions worldwide.
Founded in 1992 and launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank was a Fintech even before the term was created. Headquartered in Copenhagen Saxo today employs more than 1500 people in financial centers around the world including London, Paris, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.