Are Options Halal or Haram?
When using options to hedge risk i.e. transfer a certain risk from the bearer of this risk to another party more able to assume this risk, this creates value.
However, when options are used to speculate on price, both conditions of Maisir are met and therefore it is prohibited in Islam (haram).
News Roundup week # 3: Russia squeezed, buy Gold NOW??
In our latest review of some of the major financial stories from last week, we look at
1. How markets have shrugged off the Russian invasion
2. Whether now is a good time to invest in gold