Binary trading with CMC Markets

You'll be able to speculate on whether or not an event will occur across major indices, forex pairs ​and commodities, ​with timeframes starting at five minutes.

The basics

Our new binaries...

  • let you speculate on whether or not an event will occur within or at the end of a set timeframe
  • offer you limited-risk trading
  • allow you to trade across a range of timeframes  
  • only have two possible outcomes 
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Binary types

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Ladders

Will the settlement price be at or above a specified strike price when the binary ends?

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Up/Down

Will the settlement price be at or above the previous period’s close price when the binary ends?

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One Touch

Will the settlement price reach or pass a specified strike price before or when the binary ends?

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Range

Will the settlement price be between a specified range when the binary ends?

Key definitions:

Settlement price: The reference price which determines whether or not you have won or lost the binary. 
Strike price: The target price against which the binary outcome will be determined.​

For example, if you buy a Ladder binary on the UK 100, the settlement price will need to be above or equal to the strike price at the end of the timeframe to make a profit. Conversely, you will make a loss if the settlement price is below the strike price at the end of the timeframe.

Timeframes

Binaries will be available over the following timeframes (known as 'expiry'):

  • 5 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • Daily*
  • Weekly

*Some binary instruments will have two daily expiries. The earlier expiry is displayed as 'D1' and the later expiry as 'D2'.

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Tradeable products

Trade binaries from three asset classes

FX Indices Commodities
EUR/USD US 30 Crude Oil West Texas
GBP/USD UK 100 Gold
USD/JPY Germany 30 Silver
AUD/USD France 40  
AUD/JPY Spain 35  
EUR/GBP Italy 40  
GBP/JPY US NDAQ 100  
USD/CHF US SPX 500  

Binaries will be listed in their own section in the product library, and will also be available via the new 'Binaries' tab in the top navigation toolbar.

What are the benefits?

  • Quick results – some binaries can be traded over timeframes of just five minutes
  • Limited risk – you can’t lose more than your initial investment
  • Transparent – you know your potential profit and loss up front
  • More opportunities – trade binaries even when the market is moving sideways
  • No currency exposure – our binaries are quoted in your account currency, with no FX risk
  • Close out early – end your trade early* to lock in a profit or reduce a loss

*only during binary trading hours and prior to the pre-close period

What happens next?

When binaries appear in your Next Generation trading platform there's no need to open a separate account or learn a new piece of software. However, we do recommend that you upgrade your CMC Markets mobile apps to the most recent version if you like to trade on the go and want to access binaries.

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