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On 04/09/2020 at 05:12, BlundurBust said:

Hello,

Am I just really silly or am I not looking at things correctly. I want to look at all the options and when I search for them I only ever get 28 results. Is this all IG has to offer with options trading or am I doing something wrong.

Thanks, 
A Noob

Hey @BlundurBust

It's not a silly question at all. We have some on the platform by all share (equity) options you have to call us to deal. Our FX, indices and commodities options can be found on the platform. 

All the best 

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On 12/09/2020 at 18:47, Babypaws said:

Hello, sorry to be adding to this discussion but I was looking for pretty much the same information. Would you care to explain why the majority of options are only available to trade via phone and not the platform unlike let's say Robinhood? thank you.

I've passed on the suggestion as it would be great to have equity options on our platform. 

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Well this sucks. As I've been learning more and more about trading, I was getting deep into Options concepts and theory. A lot of the language around IG and Options isn't super clear, especially for newcomers.

You can find on a single page in pretty small and thin font that 'btw you have to ring us for individual company options loser lol'.

 

Also, I'm really not a fan of the rise in marketing, from all brokers, around such highly leveraged products.

 

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On 12/09/2020 at 18:47, Babypaws said:

Hello, sorry to be adding to this discussion but I was looking for pretty much the same information. Would you care to explain why the majority of options are only available to trade via phone and not the platform unlike let's say Robinhood? thank you.

Robinhood is for Yankee Stroodles only, and Yankee Stroodles aren't allowed to spread bet.  (They are allowed to march around with rifles and machine guns though.)

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