An option is an agreement between two parties that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to purchase or sell an asset at a set price on or prior to a specific date. Options can be traded on several types of underlying securities such as stocks, ETFs, and indices. Forex options work in the same way but are specific to currency pairs and are driven by factors such as interest rates, inflation expectations, and geopolitics.
Futures trading is the trading of financial instruments as contracts via a futures exchange. It is an agreement between parties that an asset will be exchanged at a predetermined price and date in the future. One party is obligated to purchase the asset once the futures contract expires whilst, when expired, the other party is obliged to produce the asset.
It must be noted that we do not offer the opportunities of trading options or futures. However, our trading platform does offer you the opportunity to trade forward contracts, which are an underlying form of futures, on a wide range of financial markets and assets.