Binary trading may be something that you have not come across. It is an investment that some people decide to take up, but a high risk one. What happens with binary trading is that you has two possible outcomes for return, hence being called binary which means two. The one outcome is to receive a fixed payment either in cash or assets and the other outcome is to get nothing back.
This means that you will invest a fixed amount of money and depending on the market, you will either get a return of a fixed a pre agreed amount or you will get nothing back.
The investment has been likened to gambling because of the nature of the way that it works. The fact that the outcome can be nothing is rather like a casino game. You are guaranteed a complete loss or a fixed return. This is unlike other investments, when you will not make a guaranteed amount or complete loss, but will get back a variable amount, depending on the performance of the item that you have invested in.
The advantage of binary trading is that you could potentially get a bigger return than you would on other types of investment. However, there is a much bigger risk of losing everything that you put in.
There are ways of calculating the probability of getting a return on your investment. There are many complicated equations that you can use. However, they are often bought without calculations of this type being done because people are keen to see whether they can make a quick profit and are in a rush to invest.
It is quite easy to take part in binary trading these days. There are a selection of websites that you can use to take part in it and so it is easy for many people to do. It is important to be aware that you will have to keep your money invested for a set time period and if it does not reach the requirements stated, you will not make any money back. There are no charges or fees, because the company that you use for trading will make a profit from those options that do not make enough of a gain to pay out to the customer.
Most companies that organise binary options are based in Cyprus and there is now a regulatory body in Cyprus making sure that things are done fairly. Interestingly they are the first country to recognise that binary trading is an investment strategy.
It is worth doing a lot of research in to binary trading before you have a go at it. It is not only a risky way to invest but something that many people are tempted to have a go out because they are tempted by the big gains that can potentially be made, without considering the potential losses.