Outside the EU, financial products are offered by Binary (C.R.) S.A., 5th Floor, Building 6 Centro Ejecutivo La Sabana, Sabana Sur, San José, Costa Rica, Binary (V) Ltd, Govant Building, Port Vila, PO Box 1276, Vanuatu, regulated by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (view licence), Binary (BVI) Ltd, 2nd Floor, O’Neal Marketing Associates Building, Wickham’s Cay II, P.O. Box 3174, Road Town, Tortola VB1110, British Virgin Islands, regulated by the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (licence no. SIBA/L/18/1114), and Binary (FX) Ltd., Lot No. F16, First Floor, Paragon Labuan, Jalan Tun Mustapha, 87000 Labuan, Malaysia, regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority to carry on a money-broking business (licence no. MB/18/0024)
This is a percentage of profit that you can make if your prediction is right at the expiry of the contract. For most binary options brokers, the payout amount ranges between 70 and 85 percent of the invested money in the position. Similarly, if your prediction on the open position is wrong at the time of contract expiry, you will have lost the bet and consequentially the money you staked on the trade.
In the UK, binary options were regulated by the Gambling Commission rather than the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This regulation, however, applied only to firms that had has gambling equipment in the UK. The FCA in 2016 did propose bringing binary options under its jurisdiction and restricting them. They stated that binary options “did not appear to meet a genuine investment need”. In March 2017, Action Fraud issued a warning on binary options.
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While binary options may be used in theoretical asset pricing, they are prone to fraud in their applications and hence banned by regulators in many jurisdictions as a form of gambling. Many binary option outlets have been exposed as fraudulent. The U.S. FBI is investigating binary option scams throughout the world, and the Israeli police have tied the industry to criminal syndicates. The European Union is publishing regulations that will ban binary options trading. ASIC considers binary options as a “high-risk” and “unpredictable” investment option.