(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Binary Options

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Five or ten years ago, people shrugged upon hearing the words “stock market.” Given that it is a subject we did not really talk about during dinner amongst friends, most people used to just dismiss it. But now, thanks to your favorite television sitcoms and other infomercials, the stock market industry is now getting popular as more and more people wish to trade stocks and assets to profit and earn a ton of money.

Many beginners in this field would consider trading as a fun and interesting experience. The convenience of not having to leave your house is unspeakable. Perhaps you are one of those people who want to get involved in stock market trading now. At this point, we wish you good luck by providing you this article which will prove to be helpful and informative in your chosen financial path. Today we will cover everything you need to know about the hottest trading option out there which is advisable for beginners: the binary options trading.

EASY FINANCIAL DECISIONS TO MAKE

What makes binary options trading a hit for beginners is that you are not burdened with a lot of decisions to make and choose from. Binary options trading means you only have to decide between two possibilities of investment. Either you “call” or “put.” Call is one of your two financial decisions. You can decide to “call” your asset if your research – or your gut – tells you that the asset or stock you are investing in is going to rise in the stock market. On the other hand, you can opt for “put” when you think that the asset or stock you are investing in is going to fall in the stock market. See? That is not at all confusing. Knowing when to put or call as situations dictate is going to make your trading life easy and more profitable.

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CONVENIENCE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME

Binary options trading gives you the freedom to trade commodities, stocks, and currencies via a state-of-the-art software which allows you to trade using your personal computer or smartphone. The said software is being provided by your chosen broker which allows you to access and manage your stocks anywhere with an Internet connection anytime. You might find yourself out on a vacation with your loved ones and an important asset needs to be put or called. You only have to log in to your account on your phone and do it while sipping mimosas.

PLAY (OR TRADE) TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

 Choosing your asset may prove to be difficult for most people. But a wise trader knows how to play (or trade) to his or her advantage. Your knowledge and understanding of a specific asset will be critical in your success in the stock market industry because these pieces of information will help you make sound decisions whether to call or put. When choosing an asset, choose something that you know very well. Say you and your Twitter app are inseparable. Then why not choose Twitter as your asset? You may allot a time to do your extensive research to know more about how Twitter has done in the past based on its finances. By doing your research, you are already deciding whether Twitter is something you want to invest in.

CHOOSE THE BEST BROKER OUT THERE

Since binary options trading is done online, you will have to acquire the services of a broker. Beware of the results that Google give you when you make a search query. Surely you will get a number of brokers that peddle a whole lot of perks and bonuses just to get you to sign up with them. Not every single one of the brokers you can find on Google are vetted, regulated, and licensed. Go through and read the reviews sections and check if people are saying good stuff about the broker. Watch out for false reviews and scams as they are all over the Internet.

Brokers’ sites will attract you by promising perks such as welcome and loyalty bonuses. A good trader will know better to take advantage of these perks. After you sign up with your desired broker, you will receive a welcome bonus. You may use this to start trading in your assets. While a loyalty bonus, on the other hand, is given each time a trader makes a qualifying deposit. To put it simply, the more qualifying deposits you make, the bigger loyalty bonus you receive. Nothing compares to receiving bonuses just by making a deposit to your account, right?

KNOWING WHEN TO EXIT

Most brokers give their trades the ability to opt for an early exit for any trades they may have made. This only means traders can already withdraw their trades even before their maturity. Say if a trader has already earned and made an about he or she is happy about, he or she can opt for an early exit. This guarantees the money which he or she has profited and earned from that trade.

RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH

A lot of things affect why stocks rise and fall in the market. This is why we should stress the importance of always being in the know. Set up a Twitter account and make it a habit to read the financial news pages of your daily newspaper. This way you would know which types of trades and assets are making the rounds in the social media and which types are not falling behind. Always check your broker’s website as they would give you important financial news that you would probably need.

If you do this often, you will soon find that binary options trading is actually a rewarding and fun experience for people from all walks of life. Maybe you are in for the thrill or maybe you are in for the whole lot of money which you can earn from the stock market, but to each his own. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have some interesting stock market stories you would like to share.


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Financial Freedom Advocate About the blogger

Louis Delos Angeles is a Certified Public Accountant, blogger behind Investing in Philippines, and author of Investing in Stocks: Preparing for the future small amount at a time. Check him out in Google+ Learn more about Louis and his financial freedom advocacy here.

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4 comments for “(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Binary Options

  1. Martin
    July 14, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Louis,
    Thanks for sharing this article. Binary options is a risky market but if you really understand how to use signals and implement basic strategies, it is super probitable. cheers!

    • abubakar
      September 12, 2016 at 11:14 am

      hi how birary option trader pay their profit taxes?

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  2. May 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Trading in markets inside the old-fashioned way traders retain their positions unknown for a period. Binary Trading Software The prices on assets went along every day due to advertise fluctuations. With digital options (or binaries) there is no need fluctuations. You are either inside the money or out from the money (hence the identify “binary. “)

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