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Types of Binary Bets – Ladder

Jan. 09, 2012

In continuation of our series on binary options bets, we will discuss the Ladder binary option trade. It is a new variety of binary options trading which was introduced by IG Markets and is gaining popularity. What exactly is the Ladder trade, and why does it get the name “Ladder”? A Ladder option is a […]

Types of Binary Bets: Tunnel

Jan. 06, 2012

The Tunnel binary bet is a type of binary options trade where the trader purchases a contract to bet on whether the price action of the asset he has bought will stay within a price range, or break out of that price range. The Tunnel binary trade is also known as the boundary binary trade […]

Types of Binary Bets: High/Low

The High/Low binary bet is a type of binary trade in which the trader purchases a call option if he believes the price will end up above the strike price, or purchases a put option if he believes the trade will end up below the strike price on expiration. In order to execute a High/Low […]

History of Binary Options

Dec. 30, 2011

The history of binary options can be traced to 2008 when it was first introduced publicly as a tradable asset on the Chicago Board of Exchange (CBOE). 2008 was a year that will not be forgotten in human history. That was the year that the cards came crashing in the financial markets, as the subprime […]