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Options, Unlike Any Other.

Buy or sell Stocks, Commodities, FX etc. at a specific price within a specific date. This type of trading also gives you the flexibility you need to trade easy, fast and best!
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Options Trading UAE: What is It?

Options are contracts granting buyers the choice, without obligation, to purchase or sell a set asset quantity on a predetermined future date at an agreed price today. The buyer pays a premium for engaging in an options contract.

There are two forms of options:

Call option

A call option gives the buyer the right to buy an underlying asset.

The call option holder (the long position) enters into a contract with the writer (the short position) to purchase a security if the price rises above the strike price (the predetermined price at which the option allows the underlying asset to be bought) on the expiration date of the option contract.

Put option

A put option gives the buyer the right to sell an underlying asset. Here, the buyer is betting on a lower price in the future on the expiration date. They are bearish and feel that the underlying asset price will fall on or before the expiration date. In contrast, the put seller assumes that the price will remain unchanged or rise in the future.

There are 4 basic Option positions:

Max. Gain
Max. Loss
Long Call
The right to BUY the underlying
Strike + Premium
Short Call
The potential obligation to SELL the underlying
Bearish/ Neutral
Strike + Premium
Long Put
The right to SELL the underlying
Strike - Premium
Strike + Premium
Short Put
The potential obligation to BUY the underlying
Bullish/ Neutral
Strike - Premium
Strike + Premium

What Assets can I Trade on Option Trading Platforms?

You can trade Options on stocks, indices, metals, energies, crypto, forex, and even the weather!

What are the Benefits of Options Trading in UAE?

Options trading in the UAE offers several benefits:
  1. Risk management: Options allow traders to manage and limit their risk exposure through various strategies such as hedging.
  2. Potential for higher returns: With options, traders have the potential to earn higher returns compared to traditional investments due to leverage and the ability to profit from both upward and downward price movements.
  3. Limited risk on buying options: The maximum loss for an options buyer is limited to the premium paid, giving them a defined risk/reward ratio.
  4. Active and dynamic market: Options are actively traded financial instruments, providing traders with plenty of opportunities to enter and exit positions.
Please note that options trading involves risks, and one should carefully consider their objectives and risk tolerance before engaging in options trading. It's always recommended to conduct thorough research and seek professional guidance before making any trading decisions.

What Makes APM Capital the  Best Options Trading Platform?

Some of the key factors that make APM Capital one of the best option trading platforms in UAE are:

  • User-friendly interface: Our platform is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy for traders to navigate and trade options.
  • Advanced tools and resources: We provide traders access to advanced trading tools and resources such as real-time market data, heat maps, and more.
  • Wide range of options: APM Capital offers a wide range of options contracts on various assets, providing traders with ample opportunities to diversify their portfolios.
  • Secure and regulated: APM Capital is a regulated broker, ensuring that our option trading platform is in compliance with security and compliance standards.
  • Competitive pricing: We offer competitive pricing on options contracts, allowing traders to maximize their potential returns.
  • Educational resources: At APM Capital, we believe in empowering our traders with knowledge. That's why we provide educational resources like webinars and seminars with prestigious partners like CME Group and LME.
  • Access to global exchanges: We offer access to various global exchanges, including LME, NYMEX, SGX, CME, COMEX, CBOT, ICE Europe, and ICE US.


How do I choose which options contract to trade on option trading platforms?

We recommend conducting thorough research and analysis before selecting an options contract, considering factors like market trends, volatility, and your own risk tolerance.

It’s important to note that Options trading is only available for Professional Clients. For further information regarding Professional Client classification, please visit the Professional Account page on our website.

What is a trading strategy?

A trading strategy is a set of rules and guidelines that a trader follows to make informed trading decisions. It includes factors such as entry and exit points, risk management, and position sizing. Developing and sticking to a well-defined trading strategy can help minimize emotional decision-making and increase the chances of success in the long run.

What are the differences between options and futures?

Options and futures are derivatives, meaning they derive value from an underlying asset, such as a stock, commodity, or currency. However, there are key differences between the two. Options give the holder the right (but not the obligation) to buy or sell an underlying asset at a predetermined price within a specific timeframe. On the other hand, futures contracts obligate the buyer to purchase the underlying asset at a predetermined price and date.

Additionally, options typically have lower upfront costs and offer more flexibility than futures contracts. Overall, it's important to understand the nuances of each before deciding which is best suited for your trading goals and risk profile.

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