Strategies

News Trading Can Be Very Profitable

Market analysis is a key part of your success as a binary options trader. It doesn’t matter what type of analysis you decide to use, but you do need to do something in order to give yourself a leg up on the market. One of the most popular methods of analysis today for short term traders is to trade the news. The news–unless it’s major and long lasting–usually does not have a huge impact upon prices, but this doesn’t really matter for the binary trader since they only need to realize a tiny change in a short period of time in order to see the full benefit of a profitable return. In this light, acting upon the news is perfect for this type of trading. […]

December 9th, 2015|Strategies|

Follow the Markets Closely

Maybe you’ve traded in some other place before, but probably you haven’t. That’s the beauty of trading with binary options–you really don’t need to have had any previous experience in order to be successful here. You can start from scratch and still be successful. Experience helps, but it isn’t exactly necessary. If you’re new to trading, you still probably have some sort of knowledge of the financial markets and how they work–even if you don’t think you do! Start with what you know and what you’re interested in. Are you a tech geek? Do you love your iPhone and your laptop? Or are you more interested in other things, like politics, or gardening, or maybe the entertainment industry? Regardless of what you’re interested in, you have market knowledge already. Now you just need to apply it. […]

December 2nd, 2015|Strategies|

Managing the Trading Risk

You may have heard the horror stories about day traders going from making a lot of money to suddenly being tens of thousands of dollars in debt, or more. One recent story involves a trader who woke up to find that he owed his broker over $100,000 because of his short positions going against him. While this is an extreme example, it does illustrate a very important point. Trading of any sort entails a good deal of risk, and if you do not have the proper risk management system in place, you are exposing yourself to catastrophic losses. Still, there is a lot of money to be made going against the grain when you short stocks. Yes, the traditional trend of the marketplace is upward, but if you focus on the short term, every single company out there will create opportunities as their prices oscillate up and down. If you are not entering shorts cautiously, though, you will find that you are guessing. And when you speculate on Wall Street, you will always end up losing. […]

November 25th, 2015|Strategies|

The Triangle of the USD, the AUD, and Gold

The U.S. dollar is gaining strength internationally, but is this something that can continue over the coming week? There are a lot of events coming up that will influence the price of the dollar, and having a grasp on how these will potentially play out–and what that means for your trading–is going to give you an advantage over the coming days. When you put it in the context of a lesser traded currency, such as the Australian dollar, you can get a better idea of what to do as one currency has a huge amount of volume behind it while the other doesn’t have the same strength. This kind of situation makes things slightly easier to predict with accuracy. […]

October 12th, 2015|Markets, Strategies|

Hedging with Binaries

Binary options can be an easy way to hedge against your long term investments. Hedging is a strategy typically only used by experienced traders and professionals. However, if you are a skilled trader you can still use this profitably–even if you are not doing so at a professional level or putting your money into a hedge fund. There are complicated hedging strategies that exist that you should probably stay far away from, but there are also very simple ones out there that are very easy to master. For example, if you own a mutual fund that mirrors the S&P 500, days like Thursday, August 20th, probably did not do wonders for your investment. However, by buying a series of binary put options that took advantage of the S&P’s 2.11% drop, you could have offset your losses a bit. Even if you had a sizeable, 6 figure loss, there are ways to help you avoid the sting a bit. […]

September 17th, 2015|Strategies|

Should You Hedge Your Trades?

A lot of traders know what hedging is–it’s the act of somehow protecting your investment from losses–but more than 90 percent of them probably have no idea how to go about doing so correctly. This is because hedging is an extremely advanced trading strategy and the vast majority of traders should not attempt to do so in most instances. However, this does not mean that you should never attempt it. In a few rare cases, hedging is exactly the right thing to do, even if you don’t consider yourself to be a big time professional binary options trader. Luckily, with binaries, hedging is extremely easy. It’s still a semi-dangerous thing to do in many cases, but with this type of trading, that risk is alleviated because of the ease of access that you have to this marketplace. Let’s take a brief look at how you can hedge with binary options, and in what instances it might be a good idea to do so. First, hedging usually–but not always–entails taking an opposite position from one you have already committed to. So this might mean going long on an asset that you have already sold short. […]

July 8th, 2015|Strategies|

Technical Indicator Basics

Technical indicators are a short term trader’s best friend. There are other methods that can help you to make a profit, but the method that will help you the most consistently, day after day, as you grind out countless trades and watch your account grow is the technical indicator. Nowhere is this more true than within the Forex marketplace. It doesn’t matter if you are trading currencies the traditional way, or if you are trading them as a binary option of some variety, technical indicators and a firm understanding of how to use them best will allow you to start making more trades without sacrificing your accuracy and correct trade rate. […]

July 2nd, 2015|Strategies|

One Touch Trading Profits

The One Touch binary options instrument is an excellent option for those who wish to pursue the largest profits. The high-yield touch trades offer return rates of up to 1,000% per trade in some platforms. In conjunction with these high returns comes high risk. This is exactly why the One Touch instrument is not suitable for all traders. It is vital to have a good grip on how to carry out technical and fundamental analysis. Additionally, you need to be comfortable with accepting a higher level of financial risk. […]

May 12th, 2015|Strategies|

Grab the Right Strategy

Not every binary options strategies is good, and not every strategy is appropriate for traders of every skill level. Some strategies, although very powerful, demand such a substantial level of marketplace experience that they aren’t suitable for novice traders. Each of the strategies listed below are easy to grasp, easy to put to use, and each is going to offer a solid foundation to build upon. […]

May 9th, 2015|Strategies|

Evaluating an Auto Trading System

If you are one of the thousands of traders who are considering the purchase of a binary options autotrading system, now is the time to consider ways in which to evaluate these systems. The goal for everyone who uses an auto-trader is the same: generate profits using very little effort. The goal can be reached, but only if the selected service provider is able to deliver on their promises. The following are several methods for putting automated services to the test. […]

May 1st, 2015|Strategies|