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The benefits & risks of Options

Options can protect your investment portfolio and reduce volatile market impact. Options can also be used to create an income stream and unique anticipated payoffs with limited cash outlay.

Most option strategies have limited risk profile. In some instances, however, an investor could lose more than the initial investment with non-risk-defined strategies.

Why trade options with Saxo?

When you trade Options with Saxo, you get access to the most liquid Options on Stocks and Stock Indices throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. You can trade listed Options seamlessly from any device via our award-winning trading platforms, and we give you the tools, charts and support you need to take on the market – any market.

Ongoing support

You have a question? We have answers.
Interact with our trading experts via telephone, chat or email 24/5 a week. You can benefit from a wide range of educational resources available through our academy and webinars. On top of that, you will have access to market analysis and frequent Option trade views from our trading experts, #SaxoStrats.

Hedge your investments

Use Stock Options to lock in your equity gains, protect your portfolio in declining markets and play volatility around earnings. Or use them as building blocks to position yourself effectively in up, down and sideways markets.

When you trade with Saxo, you gain access to the most liquid Options on Stocks and Stock Indices in the most exciting markets throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Trade everything from Facebook to Deutsche Telekom to China Mobile Stock Options, or trade on Indices like the S&P500, DAX or Hang Seng. 

* Clients with trade size above 5,000 lots per month are encouraged to engage their Account Manager to negotiate commission levels based on the volume they offer.

Trade volume: Contracts per month
Currency 0 - 1,000 1,001 - 5,000*
5.00 3.00
3.00 2.00
2.50 1.50
3.00 2.00
4.00 3.00
 20.00 15.00
Minimum ticket
None None


Competitive pricing

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 do not include exchange fees).

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Stock options commission examples
Contract currency  Commission from*
GBP 1.50
EUR 2.00
USD 2.00
AUD 3.00
CHF 3.00
HKD 15.00

*Negotiable commissions with high volume

Markets change. Follow suit with new strategies.

These are just three of the many exciting Options strategies you can execute to play the markets and maximise your profit potential.


Protective Put

This strategy would be used if you wanted to hedge your portfolio of stocks to protect it against a short-term downside of the market.

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Covered Call

You can use this strategy to enhance your stock portfolio. Earn a premium writing Calls while enjoying the benefits of the underlying stock ownership.

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By buying Straddles, you can take advantage of the unpredictability of the stock price gap movement following quarterly earnings reports. 

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Options Industry Council

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Trade on an award winning platform

Whatever your trading style, we’ve got the right interface for you to follow the markets and make confident decisions. Nearly 50 awards and recognitions later, we’re still providing the technology, products and services that differentiate us from our peers.

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In-house expertise when you need it

Consider the Academy your primary source for easy-access knowledge, filled with bite-sized videos, courses, quizzes to mark your improvement, quick-start guides and more. The Academy is a dedicated learning hub where you have the support to learn at your own pace.

All Academy learning material is developed by our own experts, and we collaborate with our clients on the most relevant material to develop next. That means you will always have the latest information to empower your trading. Join the Academy and help it grow!

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You may see information about Contracts for Differences (“CFDs”) in the above website; however, you should not take this as SCMHK proposing or advising clients to trade such product. Trading CFDs is not available to clients of SCMHK.

Product Risk

Saxo Capital Markets is required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product’s complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red.

An Option is categorised as a red product as it is considered an investment product with high complexity and high risk. Please see the "Product Risk Categorisation".

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