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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 (fast binaries)

Please remember, your capital is at risk

Why trade binaries with IG?

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

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

  • Wide range of markets
    Major European and international markets

  • IG binaries

    Trade on the likelihood of an event happening

  • Sprint markets

    Super-fast binary trades with initial costs from just A$40

Which binary type do you want to trade?


IG binaries

Trade on volatility

Sprint markets

Place quick, one-question trades

What timeframes do you want to trade?

Longer term - from 5 minutes to monthly Shorter term - from 1 minute to 1 hour
Do you want to be able to choose the binary type? Yes - choose up to 6 types No - just trade super-fast binaries
Do you want the ability to close out before expiry? Yes No
How do you want your trade to be priced?

Variable pricing based on underlying market, time to expiry, client sentiment and our expectation of future volatility

A low, fixed $40 minimum cost where you choose your own binary

How do binaries work?

A binary is a limited-risk contract, generally based on a single question with a simple yes/no answer.

Eg. 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.



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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

AUSTRALIA 200 UP binary: Will the ASX 200 be above 5444.89 at the close of the session?

If you agree, you would 'buy' this binary.

Ifyou disagree, you would 'sell' this binary.

The price you pay reflects the likelihood of the event happening. 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. ‘Buy’ at 89.5 or ‘sell’ at 86.2.  

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

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