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WGM Services Ltd suspended by CySec CySec suspends EZTrader Today CySec, the financial regulatory body of Cyprus, took the severe action of suspending WGM Services Ltd, CySec License No: 203/13. WGM Services Ltd owns the binary options web sites www.eztrader.com, www.globaloption.com, www.ezinvest.com and www.888Binary.com which all now state on the respective sites that the site is temporarily suspended. CySec Announcement CySec Bares Its Teeth […]
Steve Marriott The late, great ex-leader of the Small Faces, Humble Pie and (prior to setting fire to his bed) Packet of Three, Steve Marriott, can here be seen extolling the virtues of binary options with that superb 60’s hit ‘All Or Nothing’. Enjoy! Well………..writing reviews on brokers does get just a bit tedious! Hmmmm, not too sure what category to put this Post […]
Introduction to NYSE ByRDs Any mainstream exchange resolving to offer binary options is welcomed; the entrance of an exchange with the credibility and kudos of the NYSE is most welcome. What a disappointment it is on reading their blurb at https://www.nyse.com/products/options-byrds to find that they’ve trivialised the product with an absurd acronym, that the pricing reflects a total lack of understanding of the mechanics […]
Jason Sen’s Day Trade Ideas 13th October Brent Crude Brent Crude tested 2012 lows at 8849 & bottomed at 8835. An excellent bounce held resistance at 9000/10 perfectly all day as expected until a break higher in the evening hit 9080/90 & an excellent selling opportunity. In fact prices topped exactly here & collapsed to 8710 as I write over night. We have recovered […]
Gambling or Investment? UK binary options regulation will (next year?) become the responsibility of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). As the status of binary options continues to exercise the minds of the good and great in the financial regulatory offices around the world, now the UK’s FCA (reluctantly) joins this merry throng. Binary options, until now, have been considered gambling in the UK […]
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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