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Binary options brokers

 

If there is a point where the gambling and forex worlds intersect, this would definitely be binary options. 

 

In their essence, binary options are nothing but bets on currency or stock price movement direction: when trading binary options, traders are basically predicting whether the price would go up or down - as simple as that. 

 

If the prediction is correct, trader get  paid certain amount of money, known as payout or return. The average return for EUR/USD, for example, ranges between 75% and 85% of the bet, depending on the broker. Here is an example: if you bet $100 and you win, you get paid $185 (your $100 + return of $85)

 

There a few different types of binary options offered on the market. The most popular type is most often called High/Low or Put/Call. With these options, traders need to bet on whether the price of a certain instrument would go upwards of downwards within a pre-determined time frame. Once that time frame is over, the option is deemed expired and the bet is settled. 

 

Another popular option type is One Touch. With these options, there is a pre-defined price level, and the price must touch that level for the trader to win. Again, a certain time frame is set for the expiration of the option; if the price of the asset reaches the pre-defined level, the bet is closed immediately and the traders collect their winnings. If the level is not reached at expiry, the bet is lost. These binary options are generally harder to win, therefore the return percentage for them is significantly higher - usually about 500%. 

 

60 Second binary options are regular High/Low options with expiry period of 60 seconds. Many traders tend to like these options because they can get you a quick payday if you manage to notice a short-term market trend. 

 

One thing that is still a grey area when it comes to trading binary options is regulation. As I mentioned, this is a mix between trading and gambling, therefore in many countries binary options providers are not obliged to register with regulators. Some binary brokers choose to register with gambling authorities; others – with financial regulators; and then there’s the ones that don’t report to anyone. 

 

The good news is that the increasing popularity of binary options trading has put it in the spotlight and binary option legislation implementation is already being considered. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) was the first regulator that proclaimed binary options to be an investment instrument and added it to the scope of services it oversees. The Financial Services Authority in Japan is the next regulatory body taking steps in that direction.

 

Binary options brokers

Broker Country Regulation Min.deposit Max Payout Review
Australia ASIC $50 0.8800 Review Website
Cyprus CySec $200 0.8900 Review
Cyprus CySec €100 0.8500 Review
Cyprus CySEC $250 0.8300 Review
Cyprus CySEC $500 0.8000 Review
Cyprus CySec €200 0.8600 Review
Cyprus CySEC €500 0.8200 Review
Cyprus CySEC $10 0.8700 Review
USA CFTC $250 0.1000 Review
UK, Australia, New Zealand FCA, ASIC, FMA $25 0.0000 Review
$200 0.0000 Review Website
Belize IFSC $200 0.0000 Review
Australia ASIC $200 0.0000 Review
Australia ASIC $100 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySec (Under examination for voluntary renunciation of the authorisation) $100 0.8100 Review
UK FCA $20 0.0000 Review
250 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySec $250 0.8100 Review
$350 0.0000 Review
St. Vincent No $25 0.8100 Review
UK FCA £100 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySEC $50 0.0000 Review
Belize, SVG IFSC $1 0.0000 Review
Mauritius FSC $1 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySEC $200 0.8700 Review
Bulgaria FSC No 0.0000 Review
Italy Banca d'Italia €100 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySEC $200 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySEC $200 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySec $100 0.8000 Review
UK No $250 0.8100 Review
$250 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySEC $250 0.8500 Review
Belize No $500 0.8100 Review
UK No $200 0.8500 Review
SVG N/A $10 0.0000 Review
SVG None $200 0.0000 Review
SVG FSA $250 0.0000 Review
SVG FSA None 0.0000 Review
Marshall islands None $100 0.0000 Review
British Virgin Islands None $10 0.0000 Review
Belize None $5 0.0000 Review
SVG None $1 0.0000 Review
New Zealand None N/A 0.0000 Review
New Zealand None $10 0.0000 Review
Vanuatu VFSC $100 0.0000 Review
SVG FSA $200 0.0000 Review
Vanuatu VFSC $1000 0.0000 Review
SVG N/A $10 0.0000 Review
SVG FSA SVG $25 0.0000 Review
Georgia FinaCom $500 0.0000 Review
Anguilla No $500 0.0000 Review
Seychelles FinaCom $10 0.8600 Review
Indonesia BAPPEBTI $10 000 0.0000 Review
New Zealand FMA $100 0.0000 Review
SVG N/A $100 0.0000 Review
UK N/A $500 0.0000 Review
Romania N/A $250 0.8100 Review
Vanuatu VFSC None 0.0000 Review
Russia, Cyprus FMRRC $10 0.8500 Review
UK non $5 0.0000 Review
SVG N/A $50 0.8700 Review
Vietnam N/A $100 0.0000 Review
UK No $1000 0.0000 Review
Cyprus N/A $200 0.8000 Review
UK, Vanuatu VFSC $100 0.8300 Review
SVG, UAE N/A $100 0.0000 Review
Cayman Islands N/A $1 0.0000 Review
Seychelles None $2500 9.9999 Review
Dominica No N/A 0.0000 Review
SVG, Russia, China N/A $1 0.0000 Review
SVG N/A $100 0.8000 Review
UK None $250 9.9999 Review
UK, Bulgaria N/A $500 0.0000 Review
Dominica No $100 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySec $200 0.8500 Review
Cyprus CySec $250 0.8100 Review
Vanuatu N/A $1 0.0000 Review
Dominica None $1000 0.0000 Review
Vanuatu VFSC $100 0.0000 Review
UK N/A $300 0.8500 Review
UK N/A $250 0.9000 Review
Dominica N/A $250 0.0000 Review
UK N/A $100 0.8000 Review
Vanuatu VFSC $100 0.0000 Review
UK N/A $250 0.8100 Review
UK N/A $250 0.8500 Review
Romania N/A $250 0.0000 Review
Romania N/A $200 0.8100 Review
N/A None $250 0.0000 Review
N/A None N/A 0.0000 Review
N/A None $250 0.0000 Review
UK None $250 9.9999 Review
N/A None $250 0.0000 Review
N/A None $250 0.0000 Review
UK None $250 0.0000 Review
N/A None $250 0.0000 Review
N/A None $250 0.0000 Review
N/A None $200 0.0000 Review
N/A None $250 0.0000 Review
Seychelles N/A $1 0.0000 Review
Indonesia, SVG N/A N/A 0.0000 Review
UK N/A $100 5.0000 Review
Bulgaria N/A $250 0.8000 Review
UK, Bulgaria N/A $250 0.0000 Review
Bulgaria No $500 0.0000 Review
Marshall Islands N/A Not specified 0.0000 Review
No $5000 0.0000 Review
Cyprus No N/A 0.0000 Review
Ukraine None N/A 0.8600 Review
Belize N/A $1 0.9000 Review
Netherlands N/A $250 0.8000 Review
N/A N/A £5,000 0.8000 Review
Bulgaria N/A $500 0.8300 Review
Marshall Islands, UK N/A $250 0.8100 Review
Bulgaria, UK N/A 500 EUR 0.0000 Review
Bulgaria No $500 0.0000 Review
Dominica No $250 0.0000 Review
UK N/A $250 0.7000 Review
Thailand N/A 400 THB 0.9000 Review
SVG N/A $100 0.8400 Review
UK No $250 0.0000 Review
Marshall Islands No $50 0.0000 Review
UK, BVI N/A $1 0.8000 Review
Cyprus N/A $100 0.8000 Review
Seychelles N/A $250 0.8500 Review
UK No n/a 9.9999 Review
UK N/A 0.8000 Review
Malta, UK N/A $250 0.0000 Review
Marshall Islands, Bulgaria N/A $250 0.0000 Review
No N/A 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySec $100 0.8000 Review
Cyprus No $200 0.7500 Review
Cyprus CySec $200 0.8000 Review
$100 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySec $100 0.0000 Review
Cyprus CySec $100 0.8500 Review
Cyprus CySec €200 1.0000 Review
Anguilla No $200 0.8100 Review
Cyprus No €200 0.8500 Review
Cyprus N/A $250 0.8300 Review
N/A $250 0.0000 Review

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