Binary trading

Binaries offer a way to speculate on financial markets with limited risk.

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Range of timeframes starting at five minutes

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New to binaries?

Just decide whether you believe an event will occur within – or at the end of – a set timeframe. There are only 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. Learn more by reviewing our desktop and mobile platform guides.

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How to trade binaries

  • Select your binary type and expiry

    Choose from four binary types and timeframes from five minutes to weekly.

  • Choose a product

    Pick your instrument, such as EUR/USD or UK 100.

  • Choose a strike price

    Select the strike price from the strike list and decide whether to buy or sell.

  • Enter a position size and place your trade

    Input your trade size, ensuring you are aware of the amount to be debited from your account (which is the maximum at risk) and maximum profit, and place your order.

  • Monitor your position

    Follow your binary from the positions screen and tap on the strike price to open a chart. You are able to close out or partially reduce the size of a position prior to the pre-close out period.

Which markets can I trade?

We offer binaries on a range of key forex, index and commodity instruments, with a choice of short-term timeframes starting at five minutes.

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We offer binaries on some of our most popular indices, including the UK 100, US 30 and Germany 30.

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Trade binaries on key commodities Crude Oil West Texas, Gold and Silver.

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Take a position on major FX pairs, including EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY, with timeframes starting from just five minutes.

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View our minimum timeframes and trade types for each asset class.

Asset class Expiries from Binary trade types
FX pairs 5 minutes Ladder, One Touch, Up/Down, Range
Indices 5 minutes Ladder, One Touch, Up/Down, Range
Commodities Daily Ladder, Up/Down, Range

Binary types

Choose from four types of binaries to trade across popular FX, index and commodity instruments.

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Decide whether the settlement price will be at or above the specified strike price at the end of the binary expiry.

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One Touch

One Touch binaries require the settlement price to reach a specified strike price before or at the end of the binary expiry.

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Choose whether or not the settlement price will be at or above the previous period’s close at the end of the binary expiry.

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Range binaries require the settlement price to be within a specified range at the end of the binary expiry.

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Mobile trading 

Trade binaries on our award-winning, native apps for Android, iPhone and iPad.

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Open a CFD trading account to trade binaries, or log in if you're an existing CMC Markets client.

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