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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 Bank, 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.

Stock Options commissions examples

CONTRACT CURRENCY AS LOW AS*
GBP 1.50
EUR 2.00
USD 2.00
CAD 3.00
CHF 3.00
HKD 20.00

* Negotiable commissions with high volume.

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.

Markets change. Follow suit with new strategies.

Below you can read about three of the many exciting Stock Options strategies you can execute to play the markets and maximise your profit potential.

1

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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2

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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3

Straddles

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

Explore more about Stock Options with the Options Industry Council

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The Saxo Academy – train your skills

Learn the basics of bond investing. Or complete your investor’s toolkit by learning about specific types of analysis or strategies. The best performers in any field know that you can never finish honing your skills.

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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Product 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.

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

Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options 

See also the Product Risk Categorisation located under our General Business Terms.

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