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FFAJ Binary Options Trading Report to Jun 2015 The Financial Futures Association of Japan publishes a report on Japanese binary options trading each month. This article looks back at the last eighteen months and looks for clues as to the future development of this high profile market. Binary Options Premium Traded by FX Pair What is quite apparent from Fig.1 is that the volume […]
TechFinancials Profit Warning On Friday 21st August 2015 TechFinancials, the binary options provider and operator issued a downbeat trading update that saw the shares close down at 21p (March IPO price: 27p) equating to a market capitalization of £14.32m. Last night (Monday 24th) the shares closed at 19.5p equating to a market cap. of just £13.3m. In terms of the numbers: revenues increased by […]
Speculating on Asset Price Volatility Using Binary Options Part IV – Trading Onion Options Introduction – Know Your Onions! In this final note on using binary options to speculate on asset price volatility, trading Onion options is examined. Onion options are nested double no-touch options so in structure have a close similarity to nested tunnel options. The instruments previously under scrutiny in this series are […]
Speculating on Asset Price Volatility using Binary Options Part III – Trading Nested Tunnel Options Introduction As the retail binary options market becomes more knowledgeable the demand for using these limited risk strategies to speculate on asset price volatility (“vol”) will also increase. This article is the third in a four part series that will illustrate how various binary option strategies enable traders to speculate […]
OptionFair Market Analysis Today’s OptionFair Market Analysis picks out the Gold and EUR/USD for tips…….. Gold According to Christopher Lewis analysis of the Gold, “Gold rebounded nearly 1.5% since the market found support at 1147 -which was tested on Wednesday- but in order to confirm a further push up therefore the bulls to pass through so prices can anchor somewhere above 1172,”. That creates […]
What are Binary Options?
Binary options, also known as digital options or fixed-return options, are fixed-odds financial instruments that allow individuals to bet on the movement of an underlying market asset. The most popular assets traded in the industry include indices, stocks, commodities (i.e. gold and oil) and Forex.
The fixed-returns options industry has become increasingly popular over the last few years because they provide investors a low-cost, low-risk way of betting on the financial markets. Investors in the industry receive fixed-odds returns, which minimises the amount a trader can lose in a single trade. This contrasts with high-risk trading such as Forex and spread betting, which is traded on leverage. Overall, binary trading provides a safer way for beginners to bet on the financial markets.
The payout of these trades is determined by the platform before the trade is executed as a percentage, usually ranging from 70-85%. This determines the size of the return for a winning option.
Types of Binary Bets:
In 2014, binary options brokers offer a greater range of options on their platform with different characteristics and payouts to suit an individual's trading style. This also includes 60-second options, option builder, and weekend options.
High-Low (Call/Put): The most popular binary trade is the high-low option, where an individual can bet on whether an underlying asset will finish above (Call) or below (Put) a certain price in a given period of time. .
One Touch: The one-touch option pays out when the underlying asset hits a certain price at anytime during the trading period.
Tunnel or Range Option: First of all the trader sets up a high boundary and a low boundary for his trade. If the underlying assets stays within these ranges for the entire trading period (without touching the boundaries) then he wins a pay-out. The tunnel bet is essentially a way for traders to bet on the volatility of the market.
Target: In contrast to a tunnel bet, a target bet pays out in the money when the price hits a specific level determined by the individual. He/she can either set a higher target price if he thinks the market is bullish or a lower target price if the market is bearish.
Useful External Resources
- Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
- Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) - Responsible for the regulation of most Over the Counter brokers.
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