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Exchange Traded Options

Options can help any investor manage risk, generate income or leverage their portfolio.


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Profit potential in
any market

Options are a flexible tool that can provide the opportunity for you to profit in any market conditions. 

For example, Options over shares can help you protect yourself against share price falls, earn extra income if share prices are flat, or potentially generate leveraged returns if shares rally or decline.

What’s more, Options can be held over market indices. So if you hold a view on how the market as a whole will perform, buying or selling index Options may be a way to profit from your view, or protect your share portfolio from market falls.

Options are listed on the ASX, so you can buy and sell them during normal ASX market hours. However, you need to make sure you understand and are comfortable with the risks of Options before you invest.


Details at a glance

May be suitable if you:

  • are confident managing your own portfolio
  • want exposure to shares or market indices
  • understand and are comfortable with the risks of Options

Minimum initial investment:

One contract
(usually 100 shares or $10 per index point)

Brokerage starting from:


More rates and fees

Options and Warrants

Options and Warrants can be quite similar in some cases, but they are different products:

  • Options contracts are standardised as prescribed by the ASX, while Warrants can be issued by banks or other financial institutions with a wide variation of features.
  • Warrants are usually issued over a wider range of securities (such as currencies and commodities than Options.
  • There are no margin calls on Warrants.

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Understanding Options

Derivative products such as Options can be complex and may not be suitable for some investors. Before purchasing an Option you should obtain the Product Disclosure Statement and consider the statement carefully before making any decision.

Learn more about Options with the ASX’s Understanding Options Trading (PDF 1.01mB) booklet. 



A platform designed for traders

ANZ Share Investing offers a number of features to help Options traders choose the right strategy and make smart decisions, including:

  • Options finder tool
  • Pricing tools
  • Payoff diagrams


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Key considerations


  • Take advantage of leverage
    Options generally cost a fraction of the underlying investment value. So a small price change in the share or index can mean a larger percentage change in the value of your Options.
  • Protect your portfolio
    You can use Options to hedge your shares and protect your portfolio against market downturns.
  • Generate income
    By writing call Options over shares you own, you can receive additional income in the form of premiums.


  • Leverage
    Leverage works both ways and you can expose yourself to magnified losses. Options can be risky if the market moves against your position.
  • Loss of capital
    There's a risk you might not be able to sell your Options for a reasonable price, or at all, if the Options are no longer attractive to investors.
  • Limited life
    Options expire, and it's your responsibility to manage your Options and take action before they expire.
  • Margin calls
    If the market moves against you, you may be asked to provide additional funds (known as a 'margin call') or your Options may be closed.

How to apply

  1. Apply for an ANZ Share Investing account
  2. Verify your identity
  3. Deposit funds in your account
  4. Start trading!

Details to have handy

  1. Current Australian driver’s licence, and
  2. Australian birth certificate or Australian citizenship certificate, or
  3. Australian passport (current or one that has expired within the last two years) or current foreign passport including the signature page.

Not opening an individual account? Complete the application and we'll let you know what documentation you need to provide.



Why choose us?

  • Flexible trading platforms that let you trade on the go
  • Powerful trading tools, advanced charting and trusted research
  • Trade with your own funds or borrow from ANZ
  • Seamless integration with ANZ Internet Banking and ANZ Investment Lending
  • Immediately trade sale proceeds prior to settlement
  • Earn Qantas Pointsdisclaimer when you trade

Contact us


1300 658 355

Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm (Sydney/Melbourne time)


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The ANZ Share Investing service is provided by CMC Markets Stockbroking Limited ABN 69 081 002 851 AFSL 246381 (CMC Markets Stockbroking), a Participant of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Group), Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) and Chi-X Australia (Chi-X) at the request of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ABN 11 005 357 522 (ANZ). Disclosure documents relating to ANZ Share Investing products and services are available on or by calling us on 1300 658 355. ANZ is the issuer of the ANZ Cash Investment Account and ANZ V2 PLUS Account. The obligations of CMC Markets Stockbroking are not guaranteed by ANZ. CMC Markets Stockbroking and ANZ are not representatives of each other.

The ANZ Share Investment Loan is provided by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ABN 11 005 357 522, AFSL 234527 ("ANZ").

An ANZ Share Investment Loan is subject to investment risks, including possible losses in income, capital invested and additional liability for the loan. We therefore strongly advise you talk to your financial planner, tax adviser and/or stockbroker and ensure you understand the risks, the specific tax implications as well as the legal and financial ramifications of a share investment loan.

ANZ does not give personal advice about the ANZ Share Investment Loan or it's tax implications. This information is of a general nature and has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. ANZ recommends that you read the ANZ Share Investment Loan Product Disclosure Statement and the ANZ Investment Lending Terms and Conditions which are available at or by calling the Client Services Team on 1800 639 330 between 8.00am and 6.00pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) during ASX trading days before deciding whether to acquire, or to continue to hold the product.

All ANZ Share Investment Loan applications are subject to ANZ’s credit approval criteria. Fees and charges apply and are available here or by calling the Client Services Team on 1800 639 330 between 8.00am and 6.00pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) during ASX trading days.

You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program in order to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. ANZ Share Investing customers can earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on  brokerage fees on shares, ETFs, interest rate securities, warrants and options by providing your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to ANZ Share Investing prior to trading. For shares, ETFs, interest rate securities, warrants and option trades, this offer only applies to trades executed where orders are placed under ANZ Share Investing retail User IDs on ANZ Share Investing retail accounts.

Qantas Points will be calculated based on the brokerage amount on trades involving shares, ETFs, interest rate securities, warrants and options. GST is included, for the purpose of calculating Qantas Points earned. Qantas Points cannot be earned on phone trades, trades placed through IRESS, SMS contract note confirmation fees or hard copy contract note fees, trades executed or fees charged for Off Market Transfers and miscellaneous trading fees which may include stamp duty, transaction fees or exchange related fees. 

Only the User ID under which the order is placed is entitled to earn Qantas Points. To accrue Qantas Points against your User ID, you must have entered your Qantas Frequent Flyer number on the ANZ Share Investing platform prior to placing an order.

Please allow up to 10 business days for your Qantas Points to be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. 

ANZ Share Investing reserves the right to terminate or vary this offer at any time, without notice.