• Strengthen your portfolio with Contract Options from Saxo Bank


The new and better way to trade Options

Contract Options can provide an investment alternative that allows you to trade major stock indices.

By trading Contract Options online with Saxo Bank, you can take advantage of market uncertainty and changes in market volatility. You can find ways to implement your trading strategies in rising or falling markets, as well as markets without any specific direction.

Get more trading opportunities with Contract Options

  • Leverages directional plays with a known loss potential.
  • Volatility plays – either positioning for a directional change in volatility or for no change in volatility.
  • Multi-asset portfolio hedging against price movements of the underlying assets.
  • Opportunity for revenue enhancement.

Why trade options with Saxo Bank?:

  • No minimum ticket fee or carrying costs.
  • No trading platform charges.
  • Online and auto-exercise of in-the-money Contract Options at expiry.
  • Cross-product margin utilisation allowing you to use Stocks as margin collateral for Contract Options trading.
  • Winner of Best Online Futures and Options Provider at this year’s MoneyAM Awards. See all our awards.
  • Learn more about the benefits of trading Contract Options with Saxo Bank.




  • Broad Market Support

    Saxo Bank gives you access to trade the most liquid Contract Options in the most interesting markets worldwide.

    ​Equity Index DAX, EUROSTOXX, FTSE,​ CAC, SMI, AEX,​ S&P500, NASDAQ, Dow Jones, ASX, HSI ​
  • Trade Contract Options via the Options Chain

    Built into the Saxo Trader and SaxoWebTrader, Saxo Bank allows you to trade Contract Options through an industry-standard Options Chain.

    The Option Chain provides you with a great overview of the different strikes and maturities of the related underlying. You will find the maturities and strikes in the middle of the option chain. Calls are on the left and Puts are on the right. By scrolling down you navigate down the maturity curve.

    When the underlying is a future contract you find the first 3 maturities of the futures contract on the top of the option chain, and when the underlying is a cash index, like the Eurostoxx50 for example, the cash index is displayed.

    The number of strikes listed in each maturity can be changed from 4 strikes to 24 strikes giving you the perfect overview of your trading opportunities.

  • All types of Options are available

    Saxo Bank offers trading on Calls and Puts Contract Options. As defined by the exchange where the Options are listed, both American and European style Contract Options are available for trading with Saxo Bank.

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Volume-based Commissions

Traded volume - Contracts/Month​
Contract Currency​ 1-250​ ​251-1,000 ​1,001-5,000
USD 6.00​ 3.00​ 1.50​
EUR​ ​6.00 3.00​ 1.50​
GBP​ ​5.00 2.50​ 1.25​

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Trade on Margin

Contract Options trade on margin. The size of the margin is determined by the exchange and is the same for all traders. Depending on the asset you are trading you should expect to have to place around 5%-15% in margin.

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Product Risk

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.

An option is categorised as a red product as it is considered an investment product with a high complexity and a high risk. See also the 'Product Risk Categorisation' located under our General Business Terms.

General  Business Terms