For years now, I've been receiving emails about binary options. Most of the emails asking my thoughts about the trading vehicle. The good news is that I'm well versed in the topic. In fact, I've worked in the binary options industry for some time now. However, the trading vehicle definitely isn't for everyone. The truth is that for some, they're a great way to make money. However, for others, they are a great way to lose. At the end of the day, it all boils down to a few simple warnings. If these warnings scare you away, binary options likely aren't for you. However, if you thrive on high risk/high reward, this may be a great trading vehicle for you.
Warning #1: Not All Binary Options Brokers Are Regulated
As mentioned above, the binary options industry as a whole is a relatively new industry. As a result, regulation surrounding the industry is incredibly thin. While some countries require brokers to be regulated, others don't. At the end of the day, the Binary Options broker that you choose will make or break the experience. With that said, if you decide that binary options are a good trading vehicle for you, make sure to keep the following in mind when choosing your broker...
- Regulated Brokers Are Best – At the end of the day, regulation is very important when making sure that your money is safe. While regulation isn't available with regard to binary options everywhere, if regulation is in your area, make sure to avoid any unregulated broker you come across.
- Do Your Research – Make a list of brokers and compare everything. Not only their validity as a business, but compare return rates, asset lists, trading types, and other functionalities. For instance, some charge commissions, while other binary options brokers do not – this type of information is very important in order to choose well. After all, you're going to want to choose a broker that fits with your needs.
- Read Reviews – Finally, make sure to read a few consumer reviews about the broker before signing up. At the end of the day, if others are having bad experiences, chances are that you will too. On the flip side, if others are having good experience, you can expect to see the same.
Warning #2: By Nature, Binary Options Are High Risk
The truth is that every investment option is going to come with risk. Even putting your money in a saving account is at risk as currency rates can change. However, by their very nature, binary options carry a bit of a higher level of risk than other trading vehicles. The reason for this is relatively simple.
At the end of the day, binary options are a short term trading vehicle. Generally, traders make predictions over a time frame of anywhere from one minute to one day. The truth is that predictions that have a longer period of time to come to fruition are often more successful. Making short term predictions, in many cases, can be like taking a shot in the dark. Nonetheless, with a skilled technical trader, profits are indeed possible, and when seen, plentiful.
Warning #3: Don't Get Pulled Into Push Button Scams
For those of you who aren't technical analysts, trading binary options may seem incredibly difficult. As a result, beginners often look to push button programs to make them money in the market. These programs tell users to upload money, then the bot will do the trading for you. However, these bots are generally tied to Shoddy brokers and very rarely make successful trades. So, don't fall into the push button trap.
The truth is that binary options can be difficult. While it is possible to make a profit trading them, it takes a skilled technical trader to be successful. Nonetheless, if you have the technical skills, the willingness to take the time to find a good broker, and the ability to spot and avoid scams, binary options can be a great way to multiply your earnings in the market.
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