What are Binary Options?

Just what are binary options? They are the latest and most profitable financial instrument to conquer the global markets in the past few years.  Traders around the globe are using binary options to add liquidity to their portfolios safely and with minimal risk.

What is binary option trading? Binary options combine the analytical aspects of day trading with the lucrative features of traditional options trading allowing traders to maximize profits while minimally investing their time and capital. Quite simply, a binary option is a financial tool that allows you to predict if the market price of an asset will rise or fall within a certain time period.  The period of expiry can range from one minute to a number of days, depending on your choice.

Binary options trading – Is it easy?

One of the primary reasons for the proliferation of binary options is the ease with which anyone can trade them.  Because of the essential choice between yes or no, the systems used to trade binary options are designed to make the trading process as simple as possible.

When you trade binary options, there are three essential steps taken, that’s it!  Simply decide on an asset, then decide on the direction of the market price, and finally enter the amount you wish to trade, that’s it!

Can I profit with binary options?

That depends – have you checked the news in the last week?  Do you know about the latest economic news?  Due to their simple nature, binary options are very reactive to news reports and market fluctuations.  It is this tendency which makes them very profitable.  Do you think Facebook will reach $50/share in the next 15 minutes?  If your forecast is correct, you can earn up to 89% return on your investment.

The profit potential of binary options is another main reason for the explosion in popularity of these unique financial instruments.

The term ‘Binary Option’ – where does it come from?

Binary options get their name based on the two possible results of your investment: either your prediction is correct or it is not.  Other names are sometimes used around the industry such as Fixed Return Options (FRO) or Digital Options (DO); both terms are used interchangeably for binary options.  These terms are generally used when the speaker wishes to point to the static or online nature of binary options respectively.

How do I trade binary options?

Now that we know what binary options are, the next natural question is: How can I trade binary options?  Trading binary options is simple, quick, and profitable.  Registering for an account with 24option.com is free and takes less than one minute!

Since binary options are based upon a prediction of an asset’s market price it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with at least one asset so that you feel comfortable making a prediction on its future market price.

Once you are familiar with an asset, all you need to do is choose that asset on the 24option.com platform and decide in which direction you think the market price will go: up or down.  After you have made your prediction, enter the amount you want to trade.  Once you enter the amount you wish to trade (but before you confirm the trade) the exact return on the binary option will be provided.  This aspect of binary option trading is very attractive to all types of traders since you know in advance exactly how much you can earn from every trade.  You no longer need to guess how much you will earn from your trades.  You control exactly how much you invest and how much you can earn.  Once you’ve decided how much you want to trade, simply click the ‘Buy’ button and you’ve invested in a binary option! Check the How to Trade Binary Options page for more useful tips and information.

Why are traders flocking to binary options?

Binary options have exploded in popularity because of the ease of trading binary options combined with the comfort that traders receive by knowing the exact results of a successful trade.  That knowledge allows for precise money management of your trading portfolio.

Traders love binary options because they are so profitable and easy to trade.  Gone are the complicated systems of stock or commodity trading.  Instead they have been replaced with the simplicity of binary options trading: just click and invest!   From the comfort of your home or through your mobile phone, binary option trading is simple, quick and very lucrative.

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General Risk Warning:Trading in Binary Options carries a high level of risk and can result in the loss of all of your investment. As such, Binary Options may not be appropriate for all investors. You should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. Before deciding to trade, you should become aware of all the risks associated with Binary Options trading, and seek advice from an independent and suitably licensed financial advisor. Under no circumstances shall we have any liability to any person or entity for (a) any loss or damage in whole or part caused by, resulting from, or relating to any transactions related to Binary Options or (b) any direct, indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages whatsoever. For more information about the risks associated with trading Binary Options click here .
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