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The binary options industry has exploded recently, more so than anyone could have expected. Even with the world still being deep in a financial downturn the forecasts for the future of the industry see its market share quadrupling in the next twelve months. One can only imagine what these forecasts would be in a healthy economic climate. With such an increased interest in binary options some countries are moving to provide official regulation and licensing for this new trading vehicle that so many citizens are interested in, as much to protect their interests from unscrupulous behavior than anything else. As mentioned, the first country to do this was Cyprus’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). Malta is likely to be the second, but Japan is also rumored to be in the process of setting up its own regulatory framework. Binary options are enormously popular in Japan and after a few run-ins with the industry over the past year, it seems Japan now wants to make the most of the investment opportunities these Binary Options brokers represent, whilst still protecting the interests of its citizens. This will be a very interesting situation to monitor as it progressed. Even with the growth the binary options industry has already had, it seems as though the only way is up for it. We anticipate some big shake-ups in 2020. Stay posted and thank you for reading.

Unregulated brokers and scam-cloned sites: the global hunt goes on

Unregulated brokers and scam-cloned sites: the global hunt goes on

As the online retail forex and binary options industries keep receiving new entrants on a daily basis, the task of regulating all the participants and especially the plethora of brokers becomes even more challenging and daunting. At the same time, the fact that this a lucrative industry with its regulation being fragmented and executed through various national ...

Former binary broker receives two fines by CySEC

Former binary broker receives two fines by CySEC

Calpiaco Ltd, the company behind www.optionsbravo.com, a site that apparently no longer exists, was handed two administrative fines by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission according to an announcement published by CySEC today. The announcement states that during its Board meeting on 21 October 2013, CySEC decided to fine Calpiaco with 5.000 Euro, ...

CySEC fines ChargeXP Investments Ltd

CySEC fines ChargeXP Investments Ltd

Reporting on CySEC decisions to impose fines on binary brokers and other related firms is turning into a habit for all those writing about this particular industry. One could claim that this is normal, as it reflects the fact that a lot of this type of companies have concentrated in Cyprus and as regulation becomes more effective and the local regulator ...

Getting the Message Right: Advertising Compliance for Brokers

Getting the Message Right: Advertising Compliance for Brokers

The latest incident where CySEC fined iForex has turned our attention to the topic of the advertising requirements imposed by regulators, to which brokers have to comply. In the case in question, the regulator CySEC, operates within the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), which constitutes the framework governing the ...

Fresh thoughts on the regulation of binary option brokers

Fresh thoughts on the regulation of binary option brokers

While the dust has not yet settled following the reported bankruptcy of Ioption, days after its parent company obtained its CIF licence from CySEC, a couple of other announcements making the headlines in the world of binary options, oblige us to revisit the issue of regulation and air some of our thoughts to you, the visitors at ...

How to Find the Right Binary Options Broker for You

How to Find the Right Binary Options Broker for You

As binary options become more and more popular among online traders we are getting a greater volume of queries regarding the regulatory aspect of binary trading. In other words how, where and by whom are binary options regulated? As a result we thought it would be good to create a separate post on just this subject to give you the full lowdown regarding the ...