Investment Options | HSBC Canada

Canadian and U.S. Options

Take advantage of market fluctuations by considering Options investing. When you purchase an Option, you give yourself the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell shares of underlying securities at a specific price, on a set date.

As Options are complex North American securities, you should only invest with funds set aside for higher-risk investing, and have a solid understanding of Options investment strategies.

Ways to trade

Open an HSBC InvestDirect1 Options trading account and trade on any exchange in North America:

  • Purchase Puts and Calls – Purchase Options contracts on underlying securities and benefit from the rise (Calls) or fall (Puts) of share prices
  • Write Covered Calls – Generate additional income from your portfolio
    of stocks
  • Purchase Index Options – Participate in the rise or fall of an index with a minimal investment
  • Currency Options – Hedge against currency losses
  • Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities® (LEAPS®) – Plan for investment gains over a longer term
  • Government of Canada Bond Options – Purchase Options contracts on bonds with lower risk
  • Option spread strategies – Incorporate strategic planning for Options
    investment success

Leverage HSBC’s global trading expertise

  • Access world markets – Trade on more markets than through any other direct broker in Canada, including key emerging markets
  • Invest with confidence – Access world-class equity research powered by Standard & Poor’s and Morningstar Canada
  • Receive trading discounts – Receive up to 20% off telephone Options trades2 as an HSBC Premier3 or HSBC Advance4 client
  • Avoid currency exchange losses – Invest and settle trades in 8 different currencies

Learn more about HSBC InvestDirect
Rates and Commissions

1 HSBC InvestDirect is a division of HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of, but separate entity from, HSBC Bank Canada. HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

2 Available for HSBC Premier and HSBC Advance clients. International Equity trades made online, excluding Hong Kong, and all international trades placed on the phone qualify for the International Equities trade discount. Subject to minimum commission.

3 HSBC Premier eligibility requires you to have an active Premier chequing account and maintain a $100,000 balance in combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries. Please refer to the Personal Service Charges/Statement of Disclosure for fees which may apply.

4 The HSBC Advance package is comprised of four products — HSBC Advance Chequing account, High Rate Savings Account (additional fees may apply), HSBC Advance MasterCard® and access to a personal line of credit. The HSBC Advance Chequing, MasterCard and personal line of credit are subject to credit adjudication and approval. The monthly minimum balance for HSBC Advance is $25,000 CAD in combined personal deposit and/ or investments with HSBC Bank Canada or its subsidiaries. A monthly fee of $25 will be applied if your balance is below $25,000 CAD. New customers have three months from the date of account opening to consolidate the $25,000 CAD minimum balance without incurring the monthly fee. Customers who have moved to Canada within the past three years (proof of landed immigrant, foreign worker or residency status is required) have 12 months from the date of account opening to consolidate the $25,000 CAD minimum balance without incurring the monthly fee. HSBC Advance requires you to have an active HSBC Advance Chequing account. When applicable, the $25 monthly fee will be debited from your HSBC Advance Chequing account. The HSBC Advance package includes Telephone and Personal Internet Banking withdrawals, bill payments, pre-authorized debits, Interac®* payments , cheques and unlimited deposits and withdrawals from any HSBC Bank Canada and THE EXCHANGE®** ATMs. Transaction fees will be charged for other services not included in the package, please refer to the Advance MasterCard® Rates & Fees as well as the Personal Service Charges brochure. If you do not wish to apply for the HSBC Advance suite of products, similar products are available separately by calling 1.888.310.4722 or visit a branch.

® MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Used pursuant to license.

®2Interac. Trademark of Interac Inc. HSBC Bank Canada authorized user of the trademark.

®3 THE EXCHANGE. User licensed in Canada by FICANEX Services Limited partnership on behalf of Fiserv EFT

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