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Exotic Options

Exotic Options with IFM include Asian, Digital and Barrier options.

  • Asian options determine payout by figuring the average of the underlying price over a pre-set period of time. (Example: an average of the futures settlement each Friday for a month.)
  • Digital options (a.k.a Binary or All-Or-Nothing options) pay the owner a fixed amount if the market settles at a predetermined level. Conversely, if it does not settle at that level, the owner receives nothing.
  • Barrier options are based on the market touching a pre-determined level where the option is either activated (knocked-in) or deactivated (knocked-out).

 

Trading over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives is not suitable for all investors and involves substantial risk.  INTL FCStone Markets, LLC (“IFM”), a subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc., is a member of the National Futures Association and provisionally registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as a swap dealer.  IFM’s products are designed only for individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an ‘Eligible Contract Participant’ (“ECP”) and who have been accepted as customers of IFM.  Any recipient of this material who wishes to express an interest in trading with IFM must first prequalify as an ECP, independently determine that derivatives are suitable for them and be accepted as a customer of IFM.  Trading over-the-counter (“OTC”) products or “swaps” involves substantial risk of loss. This is not an offer to buy or sell any derivative. This material does not constitute investment research and does not take into account the particular investment objectives, financial situations, or needs of individual clients or recipients of this material.  You are directed to seek independent investment and tax advice in connection with derivatives trading.

 

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