Binary option trading, as all forms of financial trading, is without a doubt a venture that involves a significant element of risk. We are not returning to this issue in order to discourage you from trading binary options. We simply feel that “repetition is the mother of all learning” and therefore reiterate below some of the most common-sensual ways, through which each trader can minimize the risks he/she is undertaking and thus avoid any losses that would be substantial and catastrophic.
The first piece of advice is self-evident. If you do not want to lose big, then do not invest big in the first place. Especially if you are a newcomer to binary trading then you should at all costs close your ears to the sirens of brokers who promise to turn your pennies into a treasure in no time. Adopt a more conservative approach, especially until you build up enough experience and confidence to be able to make bolder moves. Trading small amounts, in the order of 100 or 150 USD should not be detrimental if it goes wrong and you end up losing it, but could still bring in a healthy sum, if the trade is successful, and will also help you build up your trading experience.
As markets are highly volatile and market moves in both directions are constant, you should always bear this fact in mind and act accordingly, since time is of the essence. Therefore, either opt for longer timelines which make trades less susceptible to sudden changes and volatility, or alternatively take advantage of the abundant opportunities for profit which are opened via very short timelines, such as 60 seconds trading. This latter form of trading allows for numerous profit making instances available every day, provided you are quick enough to place the trade at the exact right time.
The old saying the “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”, holds true when it comes to choosing your assets to trade as well. Although various exotic asset options are being floundered around by various brokers, as a general rule it is less risky and more prudent to stick with the assets you know best, whose performance you are better aware off and where you have knowledge about the current market conditions and past performance. Experimenting increases the risk and it should be avoided when it comes to binary options trading, but you are very keen to try something new, then make sure you first do so via a demo account before applying it to real time trading.
Even though we have established that markets are volatile, in reality very few things are completely unpredictable, provided you acquire a trained eye that picks up the right signs and can discern the important information out of the haystack. In order to be able to pick up and recognize the patterns that are emerging however, you need to be vigilant and regularly be checking out the market developments, at close intervals, trying to do so at least once every hour, if not more often.
Last but not least, take advantage of what is on offer out there in terms of risk management and risk minimizing strategies. You will be amazed at just how much information and advice is available from a multitude of sources and acquiring more knowledge will definitely make you a more successful trader and add security to your trades. You just need to invest enough time and effort and employ your critical thinking and judgment, in order to follow the right advice.
George Milios is the founder of onlineforextrading.net, the binary options and forex news portal which is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to successfully trade.