What is Warrants trading?
Warrants are financial derivatives, which are based on a contract that gives the buyer (who pays a premium for the purchase of that contract) the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell the underlying asset (indices, stocks, commodities, among others).
Although they appear to be the same as financial options, they are not because they are not traded on an organised market, but are usually issued by financial institutions. In addition to other differences that exist between them. It is therefore important not to confuse them.
Characteristics of Warrants
- There are different types, for trading in sideways markets, in trending markets, among others.
- They have an expiry date, although in some cases they may expire before maturity.
- They can only be bought, both put and call, but put warrants cannot be sold to take advantage of market downturns.
- The returns are attractive as they are leveraged products.
- Unregulated (OTC market)
- Not for beginners, there are many losses with this product.
- They are speculative instruments, very similar to binary options.
- You trade against the broker, unlike financial options, who will be very interested in winning. When you lose, the broker wins.
Among the different types of Warrants that exist we can mention:
Stock Warrants list:
They are used for sideways markets and there is no call or put, there is only one type, as it is speculated that the underlying asset will stay in a range or rectangle formation. If this happens, you receive a fixed amount at the end of the time of the Warrant, as long as its price is within the marked limits of that laterality.
If the price touches any of its limits, the Warrant expires early.
Bonus Cap Warrants
These Warrants guarantee that an underlying asset will go up or down, with a final sale price on a specific date, on condition that the underlying asset does not go down until it touches a certain level.
If it goes down and touches that level, the Warrant at maturity would no longer pay the premium but would pay the value of the underlying asset.
They only have two differences with the common Warrants and that is that they are more leveraged and have a certain level in which if the price of the underlying asset touches that level, the Warrant loses everything and expires early.
They are not recommended at all, they are very similar to binary options, but as it is a trading course we believe that you should know what financial instruments exist and make your own decisions.
Our recommendation is that you look for another type of financial asset.