Options are financial derivatives that give buyers the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at an agreed-upon price and date. Call options and put options provide strategies designed for hedging and speculation 




More than a protective shield
for your investments

Maximize profits with leverage

Leverage your investments to increase returns on capital

Diversify your portfolio

Gain exposure to asset classes without the risks of direct investment

Hedge your assets

Protect your assets against unwanted market movements

The Swissquote edge

 Competitive pricing: start trading from EUR 2
and USD 2.50

 Exhaustive offer: thousands of European and US options

 Extended trading hours: running from 07:30 to 22:00 CET


Major derivative exchanges

Enjoy trading on the largest derivative exchanges

 EUREX - European-based derivatives

 CME - Derivatives for commodities

 ISE - Equity option market for US covering NYSE, Nasdaq and Amex


Low to high risk strategies



Protect your portfolio from volatility and offset potential future losses linked to adverse market price movements.



Deploy multi-legged strategies to profit from all markets trends – bull, bear & range.

Diversify your portfolio with a leading
multi-asset trading platform.

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FAQ - General questions

Exercising Options

Long options positions expiring in-the-money will be exercised during the last day before expiration. Long out-of-the-money options will expire worthless.

If you prefer not to exercise a long in-the-money options position, please ensure to close it prior to expiration day.

Please note that Swissquote doesn’t sell the contract for you (no auto-sell).

Exercising options is free of charge.