Trading assets of IQ Option explained and listed per country

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Instruments you can trade on IQ Option per country listed and explained: Options, CFD, Forex, Cryptocurrency, commodities, indices. Differences depend on the country. Find out about banned countries, and the differences between EU and Non-EU Countries.

Working with IQ Option you get access to a wide range of trading assets. A newcomer could be intimidated by the variety of choices available. For this reason, IQ Option has created an article that will guide you through the list of assets currently available on the platform.

When trading with IQ Option, you can trade shares, currency pairs, and crypto-currencies – all in one location. It all makes trading less frustrating and, for that reason, more comfy and efficient.

All most up-to-date trading instruments (or trading assets) are here.

Forex is the main trading instrument you can trade on IQ Option

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Forex is the most popular trading asset in the world, for good reason. It is simple enough to involve anyone, yet it offers unparalleled depth and involvement. In Forex trading, traders buy and sell currency pairs that fluctuate based on technical and fundamental factors. In order to trade Forex with IQ OPTION you need to select a currency pair, click on “Buy” or “Sell” according to your prediction and then close the transaction at the appropriate time.

Cryptocurrency is quite popular but high-risk trading instrument on IQ Option

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The cryptocurrencies have lost much of their charm from the inexorable descent that began at the end of 2017. However, those who know Bitcoin and its younger “colleagues” undoubtedly have good opportunities to exchange them with good results. The cryptocurrencies and the fiat currency have little in common, however, they are exchanged in the same way. You can follow the same steps as for trading a conventional currency pair.

Remember that some assets have a predetermined multiplier, which will significantly increase both the potential return and the loss.

CFDs on equities are quite a popular asset to trade

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Contracts for differences in securities use equities as an underlying asset (although not the same as trading in the securities themselves). Not only do CFDs behave differently from currency pairs, but they are also traded very differently. In trading with CFD on the IQ OPTION platform there are no strike prices or maturities. All you have to do is select an asset of your choice and wait for a price increase (or a fall, in case of a short sale), then manually close the operation. The trader has the possibility to select a multiplier and then adjust the risk/return ratio according to his needs.

CFDs on ETFs, commodities, and indices are other assets available

All three, despite being radically different by their nature, fall into the same category for the fact of being exchanged in the same way. The fundamental factors play an essential role in all three underlying assets. The return/loss of operations depends on the difference between the price of the asset at the time of opening and the current price.

Types of Options

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Three types of Options are available: Binary Options, Digital Options and FX-Options. All instruments use the currency pairs as below. In trading with Digital Options, you will have to select an exercise price, or strike price (a special threshold that the price action must exceed). The FX-Options, on the other hand, work slightly differently. The return/loss of the transaction is automatically calculated based on the distance between the current price and the target price. As always happens in trading, the greater the risk and the greater the potential return. However, according to ESMA, Binary Options and Digital Options are only available to customers classified as professionals.

As you can see, all assets currently available on the IQ Option platform fall into one of the two main categories. Those that use deadlines and strike prices and those that do not provide for them. The first ones will close automatically at the time of expiry. The result of the transaction will depend on the position of the strike price with respect to the current price. The latter must be closed manually. For all assets that do not provide for the setting of an expiration date, the automatic closing function can be used.

Prohibited countries on IQ Option *:

Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Latvia, North Korea, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, the UK, and the USA.

Transactions from the Android application are unavailable in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Cyprus, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Myanmar, Solomon Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

EU and Non-EU Countries – what assets (trading instruments) you can use on IQ Option*:

In the EU (European Union), online trading is regulated by ESMA (the European Securities and markets authority). IQ Option Europe Ltd. is regulated by ESMA, and IQ Option customers who live in the EU are for that reason based on the policies and trading conditions of ESMA.

ESMA has actually prohibited Digital Options and Binary Options. This implies that IQ Option traders from the EU (other than professional EU traders) do not have access to these trading instruments. These traders can trade FX-options with IQ Option due to the fact that it is permitted by ESMA.

ESMA has likewise limited the volume of leverage that is offered to retail EU traders. Traders from outside the EU have much greater leverage than traders from the EU.

Countries where Binary Options and Digital Options are banned:

Examples of countries where Binary Options and Digital Options are prohibited, are France, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Malta, Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden and Germany.


As one of the most successful investors of the 20th century said, do not trade with what you do not know. With a better understanding of the assets, you will certainly be able to improve your trading.

*Please note that all that can change and the most up-to-date information you will find on the official IQ Option website

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