All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Binaries 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        

  • Full 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 £20

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?


​Spread bet


Spread bet

How are they priced?

Prices are set by us according to:


-the underlying market’s current value

-time to expiry

-client sentiment

-our expectation of future volatility

£20 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

    Binary trading can offer a high return on unlikely scenarios – with limited 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.

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It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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1 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.



Binary ladder

Market "Bitcoin ($) to be above 375 at 8pm"
Price 15
Deal Buy $10 per point at 15
What happens next? The price of bitcoin steadily rises and is trading at 375.5 at 8pm. The condition of your binary has been met, the deal settles at 100.
Gross profit

Closing price (100) - opening price (15) = 85
Value per point = $10
85 x $10 = $850 gross profit

What if...

If the market had fallen below 375 at 8pm, your binary would close at 0.


Opening price (15) - closing price (0) = 15
Value per point = $10
15 x $10 = $150 gross loss




Sprint market

Market You believe the bitcoin ($) price will fall over the next 20 minutes
Current price 385
Stake $100
What happens next? The price of bitcoin rises sharply and is trading above 385 when your deal closes.
Gross loss

You lose your stake, for a gross loss of $100

What if...

If the market had fallen below 385 after 20 minutes, your payout would be $175, for a gross profit of $75




  Spread bet DFB CFD
Scenario You believe the bitcoin price will fall against the dollar
Current price 35000 / 35400
Deal You sell $1 per point at 35000 

(This trade is equivalent to selling 100 bitcoins at $350)

You sell one contract at 35000


(This trade is equivalent to selling 100 bitcoins at $350)

What happens next? The market falls to 33600 / 34000 and
you decide to take your profits by buying at 34000
Gross profit

Opening price (35000) - closing price (34000) = 1000 points

1000 points x $1 per point = $1000 gross profit

Opening price (35000) - closing price (34000) = 1000 pips

1000 pips x $1 per pip = $1000 gross profit
What if...

If the market had rallied 500 points ($5),
you would incur a gross loss of $500
(500 x $1)

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