Anyone trading options in europe?

Discussion in 'Options' started by eldorado1, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. I've seen IB offers capability to trade options in Europe. Has anyone tried doing so? Can I sell-write options as I do in the US option market? Are there any other brokers to consider? (I have 2 active accounts and the minimum deposit of 10k that IB requires is too high)

    Thanks :)
  2. cvds16


    Used them in the past, they work perfectly, no difference from the US.
  3. I am with IB for three years now, no problems.
    Low commissions, efficient funds transfers, (to and from)
    and I can trade the AEX options.
    That was not possible with ThinkorSwim. (Is that still the case ?)
  4. Thanks for the replies.
    I am with TOS and I am very Pleased with them but they don't offer international options trading at all.
    I started reading IB's commission schedule but got lost on the data fee section. Let's say I want to trade options in France (love the low commissions IB are asking for that) how much will I end up paying for data and account maintenance?
  5. cvds16


    one of the things you have to look at is how active you are going to be: and then chose bundled of unbundled; that might really save you a lot of money. Can't help you on the details anymore cause I moved over to trading fx with Oanda, but if I was doing options trading I would most likely move back to IB again.