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
• 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.
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FAQ - General questions
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.