Equity Options Examples of Tradable Instruments

Region Exchanges Stock Options
USA CBOE Bank of America Corp, Citigroup, Microsoft Corporation, Apple Inc,
Ford Motor Co, Facebook Inc, Cisco, General Electric Co, Yahoo,
The Walt Disney Company, McDonald's Corp, Amazon, ...
Europe Euronext Amsterdam ING Groep NV, Arcelomittal, Royal Dutch, Aegon, Unilever, ...
Euronext Paris Axa SA, France Telecom, Societe Generale, BNP parisbas, GDF Suez,
Vivendi, Carrefour, Total, LVMH, ...
Eurex Deutsche Telekom, Commerzbank, E.on, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, SAP AG,
RWE AG, Siemens AG, Allianz SE, Volkswagen AG, Adidas AG, ...
APAC SEHK China Construction Bank-H, Bank of China LTD-H, China Mobile,
HSBC Holding PLC, China Life Insurance CO-H, ...

The above table is a subset of the available stock options. The full updated list is accessible in the platform.

Stock Options Risk Warning

An option is categorised as a red product as it is considered an investment product with a high complexity and a high risk.

Danish banks are required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product’s complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red. For further information click here.

Options involve risks and are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Options trading privileges are subject to Saxo Bank A/S review and approval. Prior to buying or selling an option, investors must read a copy of the Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). It explains the characteristics and risks of exchange- traded options. 

Other Risks: Spreads, Straddles, and other multiple-leg option strategies can entail substantial transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any potential return.  These are advanced option strategies and often involve greater risk, and more complex risk, than basic options trades.

Exercise and assignment of options, particularly American-style, may lead to substantial losses especially if a writer of the option is "uncovered." Options that expire in-the- money are subject to automatic exercise, while options that are out-of-the-money are expired. In some cases, holders of long OTM options may decide to exercise if very close to the daily settlement underlying price, e.g. "Pin Risk."

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