Trading Contract Options

With contract options, you can hedge your portfolio, and generate profit on price movements or volatility.

Market directionality ceases to be a concern as you can trade different market views, whichever way prices are moving. Saxo Bank offers you the ability to trade options on futures and indices and hedge an equity or futures portfolio.

While you can trade options on futures with interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, metals and agriculture, we do not compromise on the importance of offer liquid contracts.

Contract Options commissions as low as 1.50 USD*

Professional technology

Our trading platforms are a fast, intuitive and simple. At Saxo Bank, option traders will find an unparalleled combination of technology and tools to empower you as an investor.

Use Stocks and Bonds as collateral

If you are a Stocks or Bonds trader, you already have assets that can be used as collateral toward your Contract Options trading. For example, use up to 95% of your Bonds value as collateral.

Cross-asset-class model

Beyond options, you can trade stocks, currencies, bonds and more from a single platform and one account, using options to hedge your investments or gain exposure in a larger context.

Global Access

With Saxo, you gain access to some of the most liquid options globally. And you have a wealth of in-house and third-party expertise and information at your fingertips.

Calls, puts and straddles all allow you to benefit from different market situations. You can use options to gain greater exposure, to protect your positions from certain risks or simply take advantage of a phase of market uncertainty and increased volatility.

Learn more about the basic options strategies, and what they can do for you below. 

Bear Put Spread

This is a strategy that you would employ if you believed the price of the underlying asset would go down moderately. The strategy is executed by buying a higher in-the-money put Option and selling a lower out-of-the-money put Option.

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Bull Call Spread

This strategy is ideal if you believed that the price of the underlying asset would go up moderately. It's executed by buying an at-the-money call Option while simultaneously writing a higher out-of-the-money call Option.

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Long strangle

This is a neutral strategy in which you would simultaneously buy a slightly out-of-the-money put and a slightly out-of-the-money call. It would be used if you believed that the underlying stock would experience a rise in volatility term.

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Contract Options commissions as low as 1.50 USD*

We deliver access to competitive pricing and tight spreads – all in one click. Use our platform to trade on live streaming prices for full transparency. And with volume-based commissions, the more you trade, the less cost you'll incur.

Commissions as low as1.50USD*

Expert insights and information

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Whether you are new to options trading or are simply looking for a way to sharpen your trading skills, at the Saxo Academy you can find videos, modules, courses and quizzes that are right for you. And beyond that, our partnership with the OIC puts you at the source of the industry's greatest repository of practical and theoretical information. 

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