Options trading product details

Compare the benefits and costs of spread betting and trading CFDs on options with IG

Options spread betting costs

Spread betting is a tax-free,* leveraged way to trade on options. You also pay no commission or stamp duty, and you can go both long or short on a range of global markets.

Spread range
FTSE 100 3 – 6
EUR/USD 3 – 6
GBP/USD 3 – 6
Spot Gold 0.8 – 1.6

Options CFDs costs

Contracts for difference (CFDs) let you trade on margin, and you can go long or short on a wide range of international markets.

Daily options Contract size
FTSE 100 £10/point
Wall Street $10/point
EUR/USD $10/point
Spot Gold $100

Compare accounts

Find out which account may be right for you:

Spread betting

CFDs

Stockbroking

Markets Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 6000 international shares
Commission Free (charge is in the spread) Shares only (see more details) From £6 per deal
Overnight funding Yes Yes No
Tax free* profits Yes No No
Traded in £ per point Contracts Units
Minimum trade size 50% of normal for first two weeks1 £1 per trade for first two weeks1 No minimum
Margin/leverage From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices No
Platforms available All platforms except L2 All platforms Web platform, L2, mobile and tablet apps
Risk management  Full range of tools available Full range of tools available No
Demo account Yes Yes No

* Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

1 Introductory offer. See more details.

2 Euro includes: Belgium, Eire, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

3 For UK shares we adjust our commission in line with your trading activity.

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