Options

What are options?

Options are products that allow for payouts from predicting market movements, without needing to buy the underlying asset. You only need to open a position that predicts how the asset will move over a period of time. This makes it possible for people to participate in the financial markets with minimal capital investment.

Options available on Deriv

You can trade the following options on Deriv:

  • Digital options that allow you to predict the outcome from two possible results and earn a fixed payout if your prediction is correct.

  • Lookbacks that allow you to earn a payout depending on the optimum high or low achieved by the market during the duration of a contract.

  • Call/Put Spreads that allow you to earn up to the specified payout depending on the position of the exit spot relative to the two defined barriers.

Why trade options on Deriv

fixed payout

Fixed, predictable payout

Know your potential profit or loss even before purchasing a contract.

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All favourite markets and more

Trade on all popular markets plus our proprietary synthetic indices that are available 24/7.

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User-friendly platforms with powerful chart widgets

Trade on secure, intuitive, and easy to use platforms with powerful chart technology.

flexible trade types

Flexible trade types with minimal capital requirements

Deposit as little as 5 USD to start trading and customise your trades to suit your strategy.

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How options contracts work

define your position

Define your position

Select the market, trade type, duration, and specify your stake amount.

get quote

Get quote

Receive payout quote or stake amount based on the position you have defined.

purchase your contract

Purchase your contract

Purchase the contract if you are satisfied with the quote or re-define your position.

How to buy your first options contract on DTrader

Define your position

Get quote

Purchase your contract

Options to trade on Deriv

Digital options

Up/Down

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Rise/Fall

Predict whether the exit spot will be strictly higher or lower than the entry spot at the end of the contract period.

If you select ‘Higher’, you win the payout if the exit spot is strictly higher than the entry spot.

If you select ‘Lower’, you win the payout if the exit spot is strictly lower than the entry spot.

If you select ‘Allow equals’, you win the payout if the exit spot is higher than or equal to the entry spot for ‘Higher’. Similarly, you win the payout if the exit spot is lower than or equal to the entry spot for ‘Lower’.

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Higher/Lower

Predict whether the exit spot will be higher or lower than a price target (the barrier) at the end of the contract period.

If you select ‘Higher’, you win the payout if the exit spot is strictly higher than the barrier.

If you select ‘Lower’, you win the payout if the exit spot is strictly lower than the barrier.

If the exit spot is equal to the barrier, you don't win the payout.

In/Out

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Ends Between/Ends Outside

Predict whether the exit spot will be inside or outside two price targets at the end of the contract period.

If you select ‘Ends Between’, you win the payout if the exit spot is strictly higher than the low barrier and lower than the high barrier.

If you select ‘Ends Outside’, you win the payout if the exit spot is either strictly higher than the high barrier, or strictly lower than the low barrier.

If the exit spot is equal to either the low barrier or the high barrier, you don't win the payout.

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Stays Between/Goes Outside

Predict whether the market will stay inside or go outside two price targets at any time during the contract period.

If you select ‘Stays Between’, you win the payout if the market stays between (does not touch). either the high barrier or the low barrier at any time during the contract period.

If you select ‘Goes Outside’, you win the payout if the market touches either the high barrier or the low barrier at any time during the contract period.

Digits

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Matches/Differs

Predict what number will be the last digit of the last tick of a contract.

If you select ‘Matches’, you will win the payout if the last digit of the last tick is the same as your prediction.

If you select ‘Differs’, you will win the payout if the last digit of the last tick is not the same as your prediction.

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Even/Odd

Predict whether the last digit of the last tick of a contract will be an even number or an odd number.

If you select ‘Even’, you will win the payout if the last digit of the last tick is an even number (i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0).

If you select ‘Odd’, you will win the payout if the last digit of the last tick is an odd number (i.e. 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9).

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Over/Under

Predict whether the last digit of the last tick of a contract will be higher or lower than a specific number.

If you select ‘Over’, you will win the payout if the last digit of the last tick is greater than your prediction.

If you select ‘Under’, you will win the payout if the last digit of the last tick is less than your prediction.

Reset Call/Reset Put

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Predict whether the exit spot will be higher or lower than either the entry spot or the spot at reset time.

If you select ‘Reset-Call’, you win the payout if the exit spot is strictly higher than either the entry spot or the spot at reset time.

If you select ‘Reset-Put’, you win the payout if the exit spot is strictly lower than either the entry spot or the spot at reset time.

If the exit spot is equal to the barrier or the new barrier (if a reset occurs), you don't win the payout.

High/Low Ticks

hl ticks

Predict which will be the highest or the lowest tick in a series of five ticks.

If you select ‘High Tick’, you win the payout if the selected tick is the highest among the next five ticks.

If you select ‘Low Tick’, you win the payout if the selected tick is the lowest among the next five ticks.

Touch/No Touch

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Predict whether the market will touch or not touch a target at any time during the contract period.

If you select ‘Touches’, you win the payout if the market touches the barrier at any time during the contract period.

If you select ‘Does Not Touch’, you win the payout if the market never touches the barrier at any time during the contract period.

Asians

asians

Predict whether the exit spot (last tick) will be higher or lower than than the average of the ticks at the end of the contract period.

If you select ‘Asian Rise’, you will win the payout if the last tick is higher than the average of the ticks.

If you select ‘Asian Fall’, you will win the payout if the last tick is lower than the average of the ticks.

If the last tick is equal to the average of the ticks, you don't win the payout.

Only Ups/Only Downs

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Predict whether consecutive ticks will rise or fall successively after the entry spot.

If you select ‘Only Ups’, you win the payout if consecutive ticks rise successively after the entry spot. No payout if any tick falls or is equal to any of the previous ticks.

If you select ‘Only Downs’, you win the payout if consecutive ticks fall successively after the entry spot. No payout if any tick rises or is equal to any of the previous ticks.

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High Ticks/Low Ticks, Asians, Reset Call/Reset Put, Digits, and Only Ups/Only Downs are available exclusively on synthetic indices.

Lookbacks

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High-Close

When you purchase a ‘High-Close’ contract, your win or loss will be equal to the multiplier times the difference between the high and the close over the duration of the contract.

close low

Close-Low

When you purchase a ‘Close-Low’ contract, your win or loss will be equal to the multiplier times the difference between the close and the low over the duration of the contract.

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High-Low

When you purchase a ‘High-Low’ contract, your win or loss will be equal to the multiplier times the difference between the high and the low over the duration of the contract.

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Lookback options are available only on synthetic indices.

Call/Put Spreads

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Call Spread

With Call Spread, you win the maximum payout if your exit spot is equal to or higher than the upper barrier and no payout if your exit spot is below or equal to the lower barrier. If your exit spot is between the upper and lower barriers, your payout changes linearly from zero at the lower barrier to the maximum at the upper barrier.

The Call Spread trade type on Deriv.com is based on the bull call spread strategy, which involves buying a call option with a lower barrier and selling a call option of the same duration with a higher barrier.

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Put Spread

With Put Spread, you can win up to the maximum payout if your exit spot is lower than or equal to the lower barrier and no payout if your exit spot is above or equal to the upper barrier. If your exit spot is between the upper and lower barriers, your payout changes linearly from zero at the upper barrier to the maximum at the lower barrier.

The Put Spread trade type on Deriv.com is based on the bear put spread strategy, which involves buying a put option with a higher barrier and selling a put option of the same duration with a lower barrier.

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Call/Put Spreads are available on forex and synthetic indices.

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