Trade vanilla options on UK, US and EU equity indices, as well as on UK, EU and US shares.

Options trading is a powerful tool to consider including in your trading strategy. Options are extremely versatile and traders use them to take advantage of different market conditions. Options provide the opportunity to reduce risk, trade directional (bull or bear), static, range bound and sideways markets, as well as trade volatility.

Common examples of options trading are straddles, strangles, call spreads, and ratio call spreads. There is even the opportunity to design your own.

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Why trade using vanilla options with LCG

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    Use vanilla options to protect your trades

    Trading with vanilla options allows you to hedge underlying market positions, minimising risk.

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    Take advantage of market conditions

    Mitigate the risks associated with your trades by applying different option strategies, like calendar spreads and straddles.

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    Endless market opportunities

    With vanilla options available across various asset classes, including UK, US and EU equity markets, there are a plethora of trading opportunities.

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    Use the exclusive LCG Trader platform

    Take advantage of options trading wherever you are and on any device using our professional online trading platform.

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    No need to own any assets

    Take a position on how a market will perform without having to own any physical assets, such as stocks, indices, shares or gold.

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What is option trading

CFD trading is high risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed your deposits.

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Trade using vanilla options directly from your browser on any device with our powerful web-based trading platform. LCG Trader offers a fast, reliable trading experience and a world-class charting package ideal for option trading.

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Analysis and Education

Our team of experts have developed in-depth analysis and education material for all levels of traders. From beginners wanting to learn the basics, such as how to trade options and what are options, to the experienced trader wishing to discuss more in-depth options trading strategies, our analysts have you covered. Our team host weekly economic outlooks where the latest market trends are discussed.

Whether it’s breaking news that could impact the share markets you trade, technical analysis, upcoming economic indicators or general market discussion, our team of analysts have you covered with insightful commentary and opinions on everything going on in the world of options trading. Visit our research and analysis portal for your daily dose of market commentary or alternatively sign up for our newsletter and have the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Trade Responsibly: CFD trading is high risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed your deposits. Risk Disclosure