Invest in options

Access options from 23 exchanges worldwide, across equities, indices, interest rates, energy, metals and more.

  • Spreads as low as 2,50€ per unit
  • Free options trading support from Hugo

Is trading in options something for you?

You most likely have insurance in case your house burns down. So why not insure your shares as well? Buying put options related to your shares allows you to sell your shares for a fixed price on a fixed moment. But options can also be used to generate additional income from your share portfolio, just like having your house rented out.

When a stock does not pay out any dividend there isn’t really a need to buy the stock if you believe the price will rise, buying a call option can be an alternative, we can show you and help you to define how options can allow you to translate your vision in to a strategy. Because be aware buying option can also occur in losing your entire outlay if your vision is not correct.

Not only does our platform offer the most advanced option tools, but our team also consists of real option experts who are happy to share their knowledge with you.

Why trade options with Hugo?

Ultra-competitive pricing

Trade stock options from 1.25 USD, 1 EUR or 1 GBP.

Advanced options tools

Take advantage of our option chain functionality, combination order tickets and one-click trading.

Fully regulated

We adhere to the strictest regulatory standards, and are fully licensed and regulated in 15 jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Service from Hugo

Whether you’re a high- or low-volume trader, you’ll receive first-class support tailored to your needs.

 

Risk warning options

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

Spanish risk category

In Spain investment products offered to retail clients are categorised using the levels 1 to 6, depending on the product’s complexity and risk. For further information click here. An option is categorised as level 6 from 6, an investment product with high complexity and a high risk.

Safe Trading account

Saxo Bank is a member of the Danish Guarantee Fund. In the event that a Danish bank should suspend its payments or go into bankruptcy, client deposits are guaranteed by the Fund with up to EUR 100,000 for cash deposits. Cash deposits are calculated as the net free deposit after deduction of any debt to the bank.

Trade options on our award-winning trading platform

One-click trading
Open or close your option positions with just a single click for faster, more efficient trading.

Robust option chain
View all puts, calls, strikes and pricing information for a given maturity period, with customisable views and columns, including Greeks and volatilities.

Combination order ticket
Deploy a multi-legged option strategy by simultaneously placing orders to buy and sell from the same order ticket.

What are options?

An option is a right to buy or sell an underlying value or a duty to take or deliver the underlying value. This can be a stock, commodity, index or currency. With options, you can achieve a high return with a relatively small investment. Options are also a useful investment tool to cover the risks in your portfolio.

Why invest in options?

Options allow you to potentially achieve a high return with a relatively small investment, due to the leverage. Options are versatile and, if used properly, need not be any riskier than shares.  On the contrary, you can use them to hedge the risks in your portfolio or to gain additional returns on your shares.

Buy options

With Hugo Broker you can invest in options at various exchanges such as the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, NYSE Liffe, the German Eurex and the American stock exchanges. You can trade in options on known stocks such as Aegon, Ahold and Apple, and indices such as the AEX-DAX and Nasdaq index.

Do you want to buy an option? It is very simple with Hugo. Open an account, make a transfer and you can get started straight away. Options are one of the most versatile tools you can trade on the stock market, making it possible to earn additional returns or speculate on a drop or increase in prices. But most of our investors use options to protect their portfolio against price declines. You can invest in all the options of the most important companies.

More information on the features and risks of options can be found in the document centre.

Call and put options

When you buy a call option, you are entitled to purchase the underlying value for a specific time period and for a specified price. For this right you pay a premium that is expressed in the stock price of the option contract. The underlying value of a contract usually consists of 100 shares (index options or currency options have another contract size). With the purchase of a call option, you speculate on an increase in the underlying value. The more it increases in value, the more the value of your option contract increases.

An option contract always terminates on its expiry date, which is stipulated in the contract. The expiration of monthly options occurs on the third Friday of the month (or a day earlier if Friday is a non-trading day). For example, if you buy one contract C RD DEC 2019 6, you have the right to purchase 100 shares RD until the third Friday of December 2019 for 6 euros per share.

With a put option, it is the exact opposite and you have the right to sell the underlying value during a specified period of time, hoping for a drop in the underlying value. Your profit is based on selling the underlying value to someone at a higher price than the stock price. If you buy a call or put option, you will never lose more than your call.

CALCULATION EXAMPLE

When you buy a call option, you are entitled to purchase the underlying value? for a specific time period and for a specified price. For this right you pay a premium that is expressed in the stock price of the option contract. The underlying value of a contract usually consists of 100 shares (index options or currency options have another contract size). With the purchase of a call option, you speculate on an increase in the underlying value. The more it increases in value, the more the value of your option contract increases.  

An option contract always terminates on its expiry date, which is stipulated in the contract. The expiration of monthly options occurs on the third Friday of the month (or a day earlier if Friday is a non-trading day). For example, if you buy one contract C RD DEC 2019 6, you have the right to purchase 100 shares RD to the third Friday of December 2019 for 6 euros per share. 

With a put option, it is the exact opposite and you have the right to sell the underlying value during a specified period of time, hoping for a drop in the underlying value. Your profit is based on selling the underlying value to someone at a higher price than the stock price. If you buy a call or put option, you will never lose more than your call.

Risk

The information on investment products is for general information and is not intended as advice. In spite of the fact that Hugo Investing takes care of the compilation and maintenance of these pages using sources deemed reliable, Hugo Investing cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness and actuality of the information provided. If you use the information provided without verification or advice, do so at your own account and risk. We advise you to always check any transactions and not to invest in financial instruments that you do not understand the risks. No rights can be derived from the information on these pages.

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