Profit from any market direction - rising, falling or flat
Exchange Traded Options (Options) are a versatile and flexible tool that allow you to employ a range of approaches. Options can be used to complement or refine your existing share strategies, or take advantage of opportunities in ways that owning shares can't.
Options can be used to limit risk or to take on risk to profit depending on your approach. Options can be as simple or as complex as you want.
You can use options to:
- Profit from a view, even when the market is falling or static.
- Benefit from share price movements for less than the cost of a direct investment.
- Earn extra income from your portfolio.
- Protect your existing investments – lock in gains or limit losses.
- Gain leverage to potentially increase returns.
- Give yourself time to decide without being committed to a course of action.
- Diversify your portfolio
With CommSec, you can trade Options just as easily as you trade shares. CommSec has been trading in options since November 1996, so we have a highly experienced team of ASX accredited options traders ready to assist you.
The information on this site has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information on this site, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regards to the individual's objectives, financial situation and needs, and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. A Product Disclosure Statement for Exchange Traded Options issued by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 is available from commsec.com.au and should be considered before making any decision about the product.
There can be high levels of risk associated with trading in options, only investors familiar with the risks of options trading should consider these products.