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Trend Trading Binary Options

Going with the Trend

Trend trading– As far as “tricks” in trading go, trading by following trends has to be the oldest one in the book. Following the trend is THE go-to advice experienced traders will give to anyone wanting to start trading.
Although it is good sense to do so, some traders still get confused about the way it should actually be applied. In this article we’ll go over what trading with the trend is, and how to spot trends easily.

What does Trading with the Trend mean?

Trading with the trend means exactly what you think it means: it’s spotting a trend (a long term direction in the market) and following it.
Basically you want to spot whether the market is going up or down, and place your entries according to that direction.
The general idea is that usually long term trends tend to last… well, a long time. Therefore if you were to jump into long trends at the start, you could potentially ride them until the end and make a boatload of money.
It also means you can add to your position gradually every step of the way. This obviously depends on the type of strategy you’re using, but it should be your goal to always place your trades in favor of the dominant trend in order to put the probability of winning the trade in your favour.

How to Spot the Trend?

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Obviously the first issue for new traders is to actually spot the current trend. Markets can go 3 different ways: up, down or sideways. Even though there are only 3 solutions, things can get confusing so let’s define how we look for trends once and for all.
First step is to open your charts, and zoom out. You don’t want to be seeing big candles or bars. Zoom out until you can see quite a bit of data on your charts.
Now sit back, and look: where is the market heading? Think like a 5 year old. If you were to ask to a 5 year old, “Where is the market going?”, what would he say? If you have a 5 year old, ask them! Its quite easy to spot when you don’t over think it.

How to Trade the Trends in Binary Options

Trading and following the trends is probably the single best way to make money in the markets. It has always been the strategy that big investors use, and this since the very early days of market trading.
Trend trading in the traditional markets (forex, stocks, etc.) is fairly straight forward. All you need to do is spot the current trend, build a strategy that allows you to jump in it at profitable points, and apply your rules the best way you can.
In binary trading though, it can become a bit more difficult. In this article we’ll see why it’s more difficult to trade the trends in binary options.

Trend Trading in Binary Options

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The difficult part of trading the trends with binary options is that you’re locked into a trade for a certain amount of time, with what seems to be no power.
Let’s say you were to place a long term trade in the regular forex market, following the current up trend. It would be easy for you to regularly check up on your trade and adjust your risk. You could for instance move your stop loss up, close some part of your trade to limit your risk, or even just close the trade if you feel like you’ve taken all you could get.
In binary trading, you simply can’t do that, hedging your trade if the trend goes against you is the a good way to minimize risk, You can also manage your trade for a double profit setup, but that is more suited to a non trending market situation. Once your trade has been placed, you have to wait for the expiry to kick in, however, with some platforms you have the ability to sell off your position before your expiry, at a small loss if the trade goes against you or for a profit if the trade is going your way, which is essentially  the same stop loss system regular forex traders use without all the complications.
You definitely can make money following the trend in binary, you just have to adapt to the market conditions and manage your trades accordingly.

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Finding the current trend is one thing, figuring out which expiry you should take is another. Try to think in absolutes: where is the market likely to reverse or slow down, and how fast is the market moving? (volatility) If the market is moving in quick successions of high numbers of pips, you might be better off placing a short term expiry on your binary trade, If the market is moving very little and is not showing many signs of being volatile then its wiser to extent your expiry times.
There are a plethora of ways to use the trend in order to trade binary options profitably. It is one of the simplest and most reliable chart patterns and can and should be integrated in all strategies while trading. If you have any questions about using the trend to trade binary options or would like to share your story of trend trading please do so in the comments section.

Top Tips for Binary Options Trading

Tips and Tricks for Binary Options Trading

Binary options trading is fast becoming a very popular method of investment. Unlike forex trading, binary trading offers less risk, but still offers a good return on investment. There are plenty of assets and currencies to choose from and this sort of investment offers methods easy enough for anyone to learn. There is no need to understand the whole stock market to make binary options work for you.

However, before you even think about trading binary options, its important that you  do your research. It is vital to develop a strategy that suits your trading style and temperament so are always  trading with as little risk as possible. Here are some tips to help you develop and learn the perfect strategy for your binary options trading.

Make Practical Use of the Demo Accounts

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Many Binary option brokers and companies will offer demo accounts. These are dummy accounts where you trade using monopoly money so you are not risking  any real money. Trading with a demo account is a great way to fine tune your trading strategy and its also a great way to learning about the markets and seeing how good you are at predicting  whether the price of the assets will go  assets will go up or down.  Trading with a demo account allows traders the chance to make all the mistakes, and take some of the bigger risks before hitting wall street with with their strategy.

The downside of course with trading on a dummy account is that you are not getting any real money in return. But the practice will give you the chance to develop the most profitable binary options strategy for yourself.

Listen to the Experts

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There are many people out there who have been trading on the financial markets a long time. Professional traders  will know what they are talking about and often have a lot of insight into how the market is behaving. It is quite often well worth listening to the professionals as while they want to make the money themselves, many professionals will remember what it was like when they first started trading and will want to help others get a head start.

There are great benefits to talking to the experts and asking them about their strategies. Most professional binary option traders are happy to help out their fellow traders so question them, find out why they place the calls or puts when they do, and why they choose specific time frames because  building a successful strategy is quite often much easier when its built of the backbone off an already successful strategy. Talking to the experts is a chance to find out  why specific assets are more favourable than others so you can in turn, tweak and modify your strategy accordingly.

Set a Limit

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Setting yourself a limit  is especially important when you’re learning.  When you start out and everything is new and shiny it’s really easy to get swept up in emotions and keep trading when you’re losing. Emotionless trading is what you want to achieve so You want to develop the perfect strategy,  a proven TESTED strategy that you have confidence in so its eliminates the fear of loss. The problem that most people encounter is that they need more time to learn, constantly putting your money down on failing investments is not teaching you anything. 

It’s really important to set yourself a limit. Your limit could be on the number of trades you make or the amount that you lose. This is a much better way than to not have a limit, lose on your whole income and become a another statistic.  Trading binary options can be very addicting because of the high payouts so be sure not to adopt a gambling mindset. Set your limit and then stick to it.

Do Your Research

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Learn all you can about the different types of assets that you want to trade in.  For example, I am based in Australia so I like to trade the Aussie dollar, I have studied the way the market behaves against the US Dollar for some time now and it is now my most profitable asset to trade as I know how much the market is likely to move on a  daily basis(ADR-Average daily range).

Not all Brokerages and platforms  will offer you a wide range of assets to trade from , it as always an advantage to invest with a company that offers a wide range of assets for you to trade. There are over 200 assets available with Boss Capital, my preferred brokerage platform.

Not all Programs/Services/software will offer you a wide range of options so you will want to research the different pieces of trading software on offer aswell. Make sure you know all about what they offer, which assets they trade and how well they perform before signing up or downloading them onto your computer.

Investing time in research will really help you develop a strategy and become a the most profitable binary options trader you can be. There are many golden nuggets when it comes to investing and the more you learn about the markets the more nuggets you uncover, for example you may find that there are seasonal options for specific assets, like religious events affecting the price of sugar because of a nationwide fast such as the Ramadan-  So you see it’s  important to stay on top of the news as this affects the assets and currencies.

Strategies take time to develop. When you Start out you need to take time to research binary options trading and trial your skills with demo accounts. You can learn more about a winning double profit binary options strategy here.  Once you are ready to invest your put your money, set your limit and always listen to the experts. They do know what they’re talking about.

If you have any tips or tricks to add from your own trading experience, please you are encouraged to leave a comment below.

Double Profit Tutorial

Double Profit Method.

In order to maximize your profitability with binary options, it is important to capitalize on the right market conditions. Here I would like to demonstrate a simple strategy that minimizes risk and maximizes profitability.

(If you are not familiar with option trading I suggest you first check out Option trading Explained)

The concept is quite simple, Markets move up and down- in other words-they fluctuate. To double your profits you will need to take advantage of the swings of the markets.

As you can see in the image below the price history (green and red audnzd2bars in the top section) has travelled upwards for a period of time, so when my indicators begin to signal a reversal,  (see the green arrows) I place a PUT trade with an expiry up to 1 hour (shown by the vertical white line) The horizontal white line indicates the level at which I placed the trade, which was @ 1.11031  . So what I’m predicting is that at the time of expiry (vertical while line) the price will be below the level 1.11031

The image below is  sightly more zoomed in to give you a clearer idea of what is occurring.

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In this image (above) you can see the price level has increased past my trade level of 1.11031 and is at now @ 1.11041 and I am now out of the money and the fear of loss is upon me.  As I keep my emotions stable I refer to my indicators which indicate a downward move soon so I am  relaxed and ready to place a CALL trade when the market reaches a lower level than 1.11031 in order to protect my initial investment.

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As you can see in the image above that the price did in fact move downward below my trade level of 1.11031 and I have now placed a CALL trade @ 1.11000 ( shown by the second lower horizontal white line) using the same expiry time (vertical white line) , The first prediction is saying the price level  will go down (below 1.11031) , and the second prediction is saying the price level will go up (above 1.11000)

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As you can see, in either case I will win one of the trades.  If the price level goes down I win on my first trade. If the price level goes up- I win on my second trade- minimizing risk.  If the price level expires between 1.11031 and 1.11000 I will win both of the trades, doubling my profit.  Lets see how it plays out in the following images.

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UH OH! my first trade is out of the money. dontpanic-marvin-ltr1

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In this image it looks as if I am going to loose my first trade predicting it will expire below 1.11031, my emotions are stable and I notice the indicators signalling a downward move is about to occur .

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looking good…

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hold…………. hold……………………..HOLD!!!

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BA-BOOOOOOOOOM!! both trades expire IN THE MONEY  @1.11013 which is below my PUT of 1.11031 and above my CALL of 1.11000  so I bank myself double profit, rinse and repeat.

Interested in seeing more trades of mine, check out my Recent Trades

This was traded using the Interactive Option platform which provides  diverse expiry times on a wide range of assets, you can read my review on interactive option here.