HSBC InvestDirect Options Investing

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:

  • 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.
  • Purchase Puts and Calls
    Purchase Options contracts on underlying securities and benefit from the rise (Calls) or fall (Puts) of share prices.
  • 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.

Open an HSBC InvestDirect Online Investing Account

Need help?

Within Canada, call toll-free 1-800-760-1180

Outside Canada, call toll-free with an International Access Code

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.

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.

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