Options

What are options?

Option contract – means a contract involving the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specific amount of the financial asset (securities, currencies, equity indices, interest rates, raw materials, etc.) at a specified price and on agreed future date. A client purchasing the option pays to the bank a premium and mediation fee.

The most common options underlying assets are:

  • Shares
  • Investment Funds
  • Equity Indices
  • Currency
  • Goods
  • Interest rates

Main conditions of provision of the service

  • You need an account with Swedbank.
  • To sign the agreements on the provision of Financial derivatives traded on regulated markets, mediation services and agreements on the provision of electronic services in the nearest Swedbank branch.

Risks

  • Option contract – means a contract involving the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specific amount of the financial asset (securities, currencies, equity indices, interest rates, raw materials, etc.) at a specified price and on agreed future date.
  • A client purchasing the option pays to the bank a premium and mediation fee.

Good to know

For the purpose of concluding an option contract, you can:

  • Select a Call option – granting the right to buy a specific amount of a given financial asset by the agreed date and for the price agreed at the time of the contract. A Call option is used when the rise in the price of the financial asset is expected. Example of the Call Options
  • Select a Put option – granting the right to sell a specific amount of a given financial asset by the agreed date and for the price agreed at the time of the contract. A Put option is used when the fall in the price of the financial asset is expected. Example of the Put Option
  • you don’t need to have full amount necessary for concluding the contract, it is enough to hold funds for payment of premium and mediation fee;
  • use the leverage effect – the value of collateral is smaller than the existing financial asset value and therefore you can get higher profit or incur greater loss than in case of investing into selected financial instruments. Comparison of the Futures and Options

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LC&I Markets Estonia
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