Options trading outside US, eg. Europe or Tokyo?

Discussion in 'Options' started by sheepsucker, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Hi,

    I am looking to diversify my options trading outside US.

    Is anyone here trading options in eg. Europe or Tokyo?
    What exchanges and how is the liquidity?
    I see that at least IB doesnt provide as good scanners for anything outside US. Have you found someone else that can provide good scanners for eg. options in Europe?
  2. 1245


    Make sure you check the cost of foreign transaction before you trade. Not only are commission different but you will have a currency swap for each trade if your account is in USD.
  3. The Topix options on the Tokyo exchange are almost never traded.

    Attached is the option chain for Nikkei options traded on the Osaka exchange last Friday from which you can see the volume.
    Today is a holiday here.
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  4. Here is the chain for H3.
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  5. Thanks! Have you traded any options on individual stocks on Tokyo exchange?
  6. There is too little trading in stock options. Efforts are being made to increase trading in stock options but not much progress so far.
    Nikkei options would be your only choice.