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  • Practise short-term binary trading on popular FX pairs, indices and commodities
  • Range of timeframes starting at five minutes
  • 100% automated execution
  • Intuitive web platform experience
  • Practise on the move with our native mobile apps
CMC Markets
CMC Markets

Four binary types

Choose from four types of binaries – Ladders, One Touch, Up/Down and Range – to trade across a variety of popular instruments. 

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Trade popular markets

Trade binaries on 20 key markets, including our most popular indices such as the UK 100 and US 30; commodities including WTI Crude Oil and Gold; and forex pairs such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY. 

CMC Markets

Over 27 years' experience

Since launching in 1989, we've become one of the world's leading spread betting, forex and CFD trading providers. You can be confident that when you trade binary options with us, you're trading with one of the industry's pioneers.

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Intuitive platform

Our unique online trading platform, Next Generation, has already won multiple awards and we're consistently working on new functionality, products and tools to enhance your binary trading experience.

CMC Markets

Multiple award-winners

We have won over 50 awards worldwide in the last two years – a recognition of the quality of our service, and dedication to delivering innovation and technology, through our web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.

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What is binary trading?

Find out more about binaries

What are binaries?

Binaries are fixed-odds trades that let you speculate on financial markets with limited risk – just decide whether you believe an event will occur within, or at the end of, a set timeframe. 

How do you trade binaries?

With binaries you choose from two possible outcomes: you ‘buy’ the binary if you believe the event will occur, or ‘sell’ the binary if you don’t think the event will occur. First, choose your binary type (Ladder, One Touch, Up/Down or Range) and the expiry or timeframe (five minutes to weekly) over which you want to trade. Then choose your market, EUR/USD for example. Decide on a strike price from the strike list and decide if you want to buy or sell, then enter your trade size, which is the amount you are risking on the trade, and then place your trade. Follow your binary trade in your account – with binaries you are able to close out or reduce the size of a position early.

Why trade binaries with CMC Markets?

  • Trade nine key FX markets including EUR/USD and GBP/USD
  • Speculate on leading indices like the UK 100, Germany 30 and US 30
  • Take a view on Gold and WTI Crude Oil
  • Close out of binary trades before the pre-close period
  • Trade binaries using an advanced charting package

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Winner 2016

Financial Services Provider of the Year

Shares Awards

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Best Online Trading Platform

Shares Awards

Winner 2016

Best Forex Trading Platform

UK Forex Awards

Winner 2016

Best Forex Binary Options Broker

UK Forex Awards 2015

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Best Spread Betting and CFD Education Tools

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Best Mobile/Tablet Application

Online Personal Wealth Awards

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Mobile trading

Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report

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Platform features

Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report

Awarded 'Best Platform Features' and 'Best Mobile Trading', among spread betters, CFD and FX traders.

Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report

*Awarded 'Best Platform Features' and 'Best Mobile Trading', based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2016; 'Best Forex Trading Platform', UK Forex Awards 2016; and 'Best Mobile/Tablet Application', Online Personal Wealth Awards 2016.


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