In the last few years, binary options have become more and more popular. A lot of investors have become interested in binary options because they’re comparably safer and easier to understand than Forex Trading. But what are the exact differences between binary options and Forex Trading? This article gives you the low down.
The first difference between binary options and Forex trading is in what they actually are. With binary options, you will just have to predict whether an asset will go up or down in price. For example, if you expect a price to go up within a certain time frame, you just put a call option on the asset. You then check back with the asset after the set time frame, and if it actually went up, you reel in a profit. Forex trading is different because you will actually have to predict the actual future price of the asset. You’ll only reel in the profit if the asset will go up or down to the price you predicted.
Secondly, Forex trading uses margin. You use a lever to make your potential profit, whereas you do not use a margin with binary options. The upside of the absence of a margin is that there is not margin call. Thirdly, with binary options you actually know your profit upfront. This is also possible with Forex trading, because you can limit which profit you want with limit/stop orders.
Finally, Forex trading closes on a certain profit or loss. This makes it very solid in terms of what you can expect regarding your investment. Binary options are different because it will expire after a set time frame. This can make it more volatile because you have to be more precise in your prediction, since the time component is there. It therefore comes down to personal taste what kind of trading you want to get into. Be sure to do your research!