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VIX Options

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CharlotteIG

We've released options for the Volatility Index. You can find them on our platform under the options tab> Indices.

Options, when buying the call/ put, are a great way to get involved in market movement whilst having limited risk. 

Dealing hours : 09:00:00 – 21:15:00 GMT Monday-Friday
Contracts offered : Currently offer the next two months (November and December) 
Expiry for monthly options : Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Last trade : 21:15 GMT the day before expiry
Settlement : Settled basis the Special Opening Quotation (SOQ) of VIX calculated by the opening prices of the SPX constituents used to calculate the VIX index on settlement date

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If you need any clarification on how options work, contact me through the community or give our help desk a call. 

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Have I got this right? the margin to open a vix option is a lot less than the margin to open a regular vix position. that also seems true for all options as well?

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On 06/11/2019 at 09:59, cryptotrader said:

Have I got this right? the margin to open a vix option is a lot less than the margin to open a regular vix position. that also seems true for all options as well?

When you're buying a call/put you put down your full loss (size x price of the option) which is the premium. If the market moves in your favor you will win as much as the market moves past your break even point. Below is an example for buying a call. 

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