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Binary trading

Make the most of short-term market movements with our two types of binaries: IG binaries and sprint markets

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Please remember, your capital is at risk

Why trade binaries with IG?

  • Potential for quick results
    Timescales range from 60 seconds to monthly

  • More opportunities to trade 
    Take a position even in the flattest markets        

  • Wide range of markets
    Major European and international markets

  • Limit your risk 
    Know your potential profit and loss up front 

  • Trade on the go
    Seamless access with our free apps

  • The trusted provider
    Benefit from our superior technology and service

  • IG binaries

    Trade on volatility, not just market direction

  • Sprint markets

    Super-fast trades with initial costs from just A$36

IG binaries vs Sprint markets


IG binaries

Sprint markets

What timeframes are available?

5, 20 or 60 minutes
60 seconds
2, 5, 20 or 60 minutes
What markets can I trade?

Key economic indicators

What types of binary can I trade? One touch
Sprint markets (super-fast binaries)
How can I trade them? CFD CFD
How are they priced?

Prices are set by us according to:

a) the underlying market’s current value
b) time to expiry
c) client sentiment
d) our expectation of future volatility

A$40 minimum cost to place a trade
Can I close before expiry? Yes No
Is my risk limited? Yes Yes

How do binaries work?

A binary is generally based on a single question with a yes/no answer. For example:

Will the underlying market do X before the binary expires?

If you're right at the time of expiry, you win. If you're wrong, you lose.

To place a trade:

1. Select your market and position
2. Choose a timeframe
3. Decide your stake and maximum risk

Does this sound like you?

  • I want to know exactly how much I’m risking

    Binaries can offer a high return on unlikely scenarios – all while limiting your risk.*

  • I want exciting short-term opportunities

    Take advantage of short-term movements with positions from just 60 seconds.

  • I want to tailor trades to suit my situation

    Choose from a vast array of binary types, markets and timeframes to fit your strategy.

Open an account now

There's no minimum balance to open an account, it takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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* The fast-moving nature of binaries and sprints provides the possibility of short-term gains, alongside any potential losses. Although they are limited risk, you should be aware that there is still the potential to make substantial losses as well as gains.

Example binaries

‘With an AUSTRALIA 200 UP binary you are being asked whether you think the ASX 200 will be above 5444.89 at the close of the session.

If you agree you would 'buy' this binary, if you disagree you would 'sell' this binary.

The price you pay reflects the likelihood of the event happening as set by our trading desk based on the behaviour of the underlying market and the time remaining until expiry. Each binary is priced between 0 and 100; generally the closer you get to expiry, the closer the price will move to either 0 or 100. 

In this example the binary price is 86.2/89.5. Here, you would ‘buy’ at 89.5 or ‘sell’ at 86.2.  

However, binaries magnify very small movements in the underlying market. A sharp tick close to expiry could see the binary price move dramatically.

For example, if the underlying market price was at 5458 just five minutes before the expiry of a AUSTRALIA 200—UP [>5444.89] binary, the price is likely to be close to 100 as the chance of it expiring above 5444.89 is quite high. However, if the ASX suddenly kicks down to 5443 and the binary expires below 5444.89, the price will instantly settle at 0 – potentially a large swing.’

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