Forex Options Prices

Saxo’s FX Vanilla option offering provides the possibility to both buy and sell European style options, giving clients the opportunity to express a directional view in two different ways. FX options not only enable clients to express a directional trading view but also offer more alternatives in relation to controlling risk, in addition to a traditional stop loss order.

The holder of an option (long) pays a premium for the right to exercise the option at a profit, or let the option expire with no further obligation. The writer of an option (short) receives the premium and assumes the possible liability of having to pay the difference between the strike price and market price at maturity.

The pricing model Saxo applies for FX Vanilla options is based on the Black-Scholes model. The price is calculated in pip terms of the 2nd currency. Pricing is available for options with maturities from 1 day to 12 months, providing you with maximum flexibility to implement your trading strategies and market views. 

We offer three levels of pricing depending on your initial funding and trading volume. See our live 30 day at-the-money spreads here.

30 day at-the-money spreads*ClassicPlatinumVIP
EUR USD0.00070.00060.0005
USD JPY0.070.060.05
GBP USD0.00110.00090.0008
AUD USD0.00060.00050.0004
EUR JPY0.100.090.08
XAU USD1.601.431.31

Saxo reserves the right to apply different spreads for notional amounts exceeding market standard or for clients requiring a specific level of service.

Trades can not be executed below the minimum trade size. Minimum trade sizes are as follows:

  • XAUUSD: 10 Oz

  • XAGUSD: 100 Oz

  • NOK/SEK: 50,000 NOK

  • All others: 10,000 units of base currency

Request for Quote (RFQ) on amounts above the maximum streaming amount will be executed manually by the FX trading desk.

Note. Maximum streaming amounts are subject to change without prior notice.

From 12th March 2018 small trade sizes will incur a minimum ticket fee of 10 USD. A small trade size is any trade below the commission threshold which for most currency pairs is 50,000 units of base currency, however variations occur. Full details on minimum commission thresholds can be found here.

Saxo Capital Markets' FX Vanilla Options spreads vary by the account service level, i.e. Classic, Premium and Platinum and by a currency pair.

The pricing displayed on your trading platforms is characterised by the account type that has been configured for you when opening the account.

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