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Binaries

Make the most of short-term market movements with IG binaries.

Why trade binaries with IG?

  • Potential for quick results
    Timescales range from 5 minutes to monthly

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

  • Wide range of markets
    Major Singapore and international markets

  • Limit your risk 
    Know your potential profit and loss before you trade

  • 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 timescales from one minute to one hour.

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

What are the risks?

The fast-moving nature of binaries 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.

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 hourly positions.

  • 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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FAQs

How are IG binaries priced?

Our binary prices are based on the behaviour of an underlying market, but set by our dealing desk. Each binary is priced between 0 and 100, according to three factors: 

  • time to expiry
  • the underlying market’s current value
  • our expectation of future volatility

This means that if you think you’re a better judge of volatility than us, you have the opportunity to back your judgement.

1 The fast-moving nature of binaries 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.

Ladder

IG binaries vs Short term binaries (Sprints)

 

IG binaries

Short term binaries (Sprints)

What timeframes are available?

5, 20 or 60 minutes

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

60 seconds 

2, 5, 20 or 60 minutes

What markets can I trade?

Indices

Forex

Commodities

Bitcoin  

Key economic indicators

Indices

Forex

Commodities

What types of binary can I trade?

One touch

Ladder

Tunnel

Hi-Lo

Target

Up/Down

Sprints markets (super-fast binaries)
How can I trade them?

CFD

CFD

 

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 or equivalent
Can I close before expiry? Yes No
Is my risk limited? Yes Yes

 

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

 

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

Forex

 

Spot FX XBT/USD

  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)

howdobinarieswork

With a Singapore Blue Chip UP binary you are being asked whether you think the Singapore Blue Chip will be above 323.0 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; the closer you get to expiry, the closer the price will move to either 0 or 100. 

In this example the binary price is 78.1 / 90.6. Here, you would ‘buy’ at 90.6 or ‘sell’ at 78.1.

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 323.8 just five minutes before the expiry, the price is likely to be close to 100 as the chance of it expiring above 323.0 is quite high. However, if the Singapore Blue Chip suddenly kicks down to 322.9 and the binary expires below 323.0, the price will instantly settle at 0 – potentially a large swing.

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