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 requires you to have an active HSBC Premier chequing account, and maintain combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries of $100,000 or hold a personal HSBC Bank Canada residential mortgage with original amount of $500,000 or greater. Some exclusions apply. A monthly fee will be charged if you do not meet at least one of the eligibility criteria above. For full details regarding eligibility and any fees which may apply please refer to the Personal Service Charges/Statement of Disclosure available at any HSBC Bank Canada branch or online at www.hsbc.ca.

4 HSBC Advance requires you to have an active HSBC Advance chequing account, and maintain combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries of $5,000 or hold personal HSBC Bank Canada residential mortgage with original amount of $150,000 or greater. Some exclusions apply. A monthly fee will be charged if you do not meet at least one of the conditions above. For full details regarding any fees which may apply please refer to the Personal Service Charges/Statement of Disclosure available at any HSBC Bank Canada branch or online at www.hsbc.ca.

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