SBI FXTRADE Co Ltd., a subsidiary of Forex from the Japanese financial services provider SBI Holdings Inc (TYO: 8473), announced earlier that trading in options on the Forex market has started. The new service will initially offer the trade in vanilla options because it is a standard product when it comes to trading in currency options. The company promises to expand the range of instruments in the future.
As for the justification for the new supplement, the broker argues that currency options, although initially targeted at wealthier and institutional clients, may also be desirable to retail customers. Besides, such instruments, according to the broker, provide additional opportunities in addition to trading itself. Currency options, for example, can also be used for collateral.
The risk for entrepreneurs is finite because the maximum loss is narrow to the purchase price of the option. The maximum detention period is 40 days. The broker claims that currency options are very different from binary possibilities in terms of risk and protection of traders.
This move means a further expansion of SBI foreign exchange services. BYFX is also a part of the SBI Group. They announced the start of retail and institutional operations - offering the world's highest liquidity and OTC online transactions. Their goal was to Spot FX and Spot Bullion to customers worldwide.
As at the end of 2017, the SBI FXTRADE Co Ltd. has attracted over 1 million customer accounts. These accounts were based in the OTC FX industry. The SBI Group intends to organize a financial ecosystem including securities, banking, and insurance, as well as blockchains. They also organize AIs and companies related to cryptography, seeking synergy and mutual evolution.