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If you are an experienced investor and want to invest in options, our comprehensive platform and low rates makes it easy to do so. See a complete overview of our unprecedented fees on our fee page.
Then, you are at the right place. When you open an account with us, you cannot invest in options directly. For complex financial products such as options, you need an Active or Trader account to be able to invest in this product, which involves extra appropriateness tests and conditions. Watch the video on the left to learn more about investing in complex financial products, such as options.
Options are a type of derivative that gives the buyer of the contract the possibility to buy or sell the underlying asset, depending on if it is a call or a put. Buying a call gives you the right to buy the underlying asset, whereas a put gives you the right to sell. For this right, buyers pay a premium to sellers. Options contracts will always have a specific expiration date and exercise price.
Unlike other financial products such as stocks, with options, you do not pay the full cash amount upfront or own the underlying product. Instead, you deposit initial margin to enter the options contract. Since only a percentage of the contract’s value needs to be put up initially, options are highly leveraged financial instruments. This means that slight price movements can have a significant impact.
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Keep in mind that options can be risky and complex, and we advise you to only invest in financial products that match your knowledge and experience.
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Investing in options can help with risk management and speculation. In terms of risk management, investors can use options to hedge price movements of the underlying product. On the other hand, speculators can use options to profit from price movements of the underlying product.Open an account
Investing in options can be rewarding, but it comes with high risk. You can end up losing more than your initial investment. In some cases, the maximum loss is unlimited. We recommend only investing in financial products that match your knowledge and experience and only entering into obligations that you can meet with money that you do not need in the short term.
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Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your invested funds. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience. This is not investment advice.
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If you activate your DEGIRO investment account before the 1st of April 2023, DEGIRO will reimburse your transaction fees up to CHF 100. The following conditions apply to this offer:
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