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For instance, if you might bet that the share price of X Company will be above $15 on July 10th at 3pm, and you buy one binary call option for $50 with a predetermined payout of $100. If, at 3pm on July 10th, the share price of X Company is $16, then you will be paid $100 for a $50 profit. If the share price was $14, then you would lose your $50.
Know when to get out of a position. An intuitive trader acts promptly when he feels that his binary contract is going to end out-of-the-money at expiration. Example: You have a $75.00 silver contract that you feel is not going to expire in-the-money. Instead of holding it until the expiration date, selling it at $30.00 and neutralizing your open interest will help you manage the loss (by losing $45 instead of $75 once it was confirmed to expire out-of-the-money).
It might shock investors to know that binary options are in fact, not categorized as “financial options” under the U.K’s Financial Services Act, but instead they are regulated under the U.K. Gaming Commission where binary option trades are actually classified as “bets.” In the U.K. gambling debts are known as “debts of honor” and are not enforceable in the court system.
A binary option is a fast and extremely simple financial instrument which allows investors to speculate on whether the price of an asset will go up or down in the future, for example the stock price of Google, the price of Bitcoin, the USD/GBP exchange rate, or the price of gold. The time span can be as little as 60 seconds, making it possible to trade hundreds of times per day across any global market.
The FBI estimates that the scammers steal $10 billion annually worldwide. The use of the names of famous and respectable people such as Richard Branson to encourage people to buy fake "investments" is frequent and increasing. Articles published in the Times of Israel newspaper explain the fraud in detail, using the experience of former insiders such as a job-seeker recruited by a fake binary options broker, who was told to "leave [his] conscience at the door". Following an investigation by the Times of Israel, Israel's cabinet approved a ban on sale of binary options in June 2017, and a law banning the products was approved by the Knesset in October 2017.