Stock Options

A form of derivative, options are contracts between two parties that give the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a stock or asset at an agreed-upon price within a certain period of time. Investors can make use of options to profit from a market view or grow and hedge their portfolios over time. Currently, options trading are available in the Hong Kong and US markets and can be conducted on UTRADE Stock Options*.

*Hong Kong Stock Options Only

Benefits of Trading Stock Options

Cost Efficiency

Purchasing a popular or top trading stock outright can be a costly and risky investment. Options can be bought at a fraction of the cost of the actual stock. This way, investors require a much lower financial commitment to acquire a position, which can result in significant cost savings and higher-percentage returns.

Trading Flexibility

Options have proven to be liquid and efficient. This allows more markets to be traded at any given time, creating more investment opportunities. More cost-efficient than purchasing a stock outright, investors can also capitalise on fast-changing price movements, whether they are up or down, to take advantage of market situations as they evolve.

Risk Mitigation

A multi-faceted and lucrative asset vehicle that can make a difference to any portfolio, options can be traded to build positions and hedge against risks. This can help investors manage short to long term goals, regulate risks, and calibrate investment strategies to plan for retirement or grow investments.

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