Trading in online binary options is an activity that is attracting a growing number of enthusiasts who then register on specialized sites to do so. More precisely, they join the platform of an online broker.
In the world of online trading, there are characters who have left their mark on people’s minds, not only for their prowess, but also for their actions that sometimes go beyond ethics. Here are 5 of the most sulphurous traders in the world.
Bearing the very evocative nickname of “Fabulous Fab“, Fabrice Tourre is a master of mathematics. At the age of 22, he joined Goldman Sachs. In 2007, he was accused of fraud against his clients. Quickly, things get complicated for the young trader who has to pay a large fine of more than half a billion dollars and loses his operator’s licence. Justice found him guilty of 6 crimes, including “stock fraud”. Today, banned from the financial markets, he is a professor of “Elements of Economic Analysis” at the University of Chicago.
A few years ago, the name “Jérôme Kerviel” was particularly popular on the Internet. At the beginning of 2008, this trader was at the top of the list of Google searches. Why? Why? Because he is at the origin of a loss of more than 7 billion at the bank for he was working then: Société Générale. With positions approaching 60 billion, it suffered a sudden drop in the CAC 40. Since the stock market began, Jérôme Kerviel has suffered the greatest loss of all time. It is only in 2014 that the trader is definitively convicted. Among the charges: breach of trust, forgery and use of forgeries, computer manipulation… But the case is not over yet because Jérôme Kerviel has also decided to file a complaint..
Sylvain Duport is a character that the public discovered in 2004 when he participated in the Trophée de la Bourse competition, an event by Capital (the magazine). On this occasion, he has, like the other participants, a fund of 1,500 euros which he must make grow over a period of six months. At the end of the competition, he reached a rate of 3,035 per cent. This is a real achievement thanks to which he obtains a prize of 100,000 euros. We then talk about him as a true genius of the financial world. Moreover, he repeated his prowess a year later with a performance of 5,000%. From now on, the trader is responsible for a large portfolio with Boussard & Gavaudan, in addition to his own portfolio whose value exceeds one million euros.
Bruno Iksil, for his part, is a trader of JP Morgan. He stands out in 2012 when he takes a huge position of a hundred billion dollars, followed by a loss exceeding 6 billion euros. Given the importance of this action, the prices were impacted. Even though the American bank did everything to remain discreet, he had to pay fines, in addition to the losses he incurred. For his part, Bruno Iksil was not worried…
Finally, there is Tom Hayes who is nicknamed “Rain Man“, because of his rather reserved, even taciturn temperament. In 2013, he was on the list of defendants in a case involving traders working for major banks around the world. They allegedly conspired to manipulate the Libor to their advantage between 2006 and 2010. In 2015, at 35 years of age, his trial ended with a 14-year prison sentence.
- If you want to get into Forex, why not start with eToro and its social trading
Binary option trading is a particularly popular activity in the world of online trading. To maximize the chances of success, traders should use a well thought-out strategy. In particular, they can use the optional binary signals. Moreover, many operators provide particularly interesting signal packages and help traders to make the right decisions. How can they be exploited?
Understanding Binary Option Sign
alsBinary option signals are simply alerts that warn traders of an opportunity to invest under the right conditions. More precisely, thanks to specific software, investors receive a message (by email, SMS or other) when the market is favourable. Be careful, it is not to be confused with robots that replace the investor. Here, there are no orders sent automatically. It should be noted that the signals in question are provided after various analyses (news and statistics, among others). You can then find various recommendations, for example on the assets on which to trade, the right maturity, the times or the direction of the price (down or up).
Where can I find optional binary signals?
Two types of “providers” of binary optional signals can be distinguished. On the one hand, there are the independent companies and on the other hand the brokers themselves. Depending on the trader’s membership status, he will be able to obtain the signals free of charge (if he is a VIP in particular). Among the brokers who offer their signals, we can mention 24Option, TopOption or OptionWeb. At TopOption, signals are offered free of charge, which is particularly interesting for traders who are just starting out. The same applies at OptionWeb, where the signals are also made available free of charge and are, in addition, accompanied by in-depth analyses from an outside company. 24Option, on the other hand, offers signals that are particularly suitable for advanced traders, but “novices” can also benefit from them.
The binary optional signals must remain primarily indicators. They are one element among others to make the right decision. Because it should be noted that even if a trader scrupulously follows the signals, the positive return is not 100% guaranteed. It should also be noted that these indications are based on past statistics. And this is one of the subtleties of the stock market: everything can change from one second to the next. Ideally, the binary optional signals should be combined with other techniques and strategies to refine the final decision
The world of the online stock exchange is attracting a growing number of investors. The latter can then speculate online via platforms offered by brokers. Faced with the many brokers available, it is difficult to choose. Especially since there are many unscrupulous operators of whom we must be very suspicious.
To protect users and help them select the right partners, regulatory institutions have gradually been established. Among them is CONSOB or Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa, which is the Italian regulator that oversees the stock markets in Italy. In action against illegal brokers, this organization has just warned against 4 online brokers..
When it comes to regulating financial markets, the AMF or Autorité des Marchés Financiers immediately comes to mind. This institution is well known for its rigour in the supervision of the online stock exchange. Throughout the year, the AMF monitors operators and uncovers scams, then issues warnings about illegal companies, many of which are involved in scams and scams.
CONSOB also falls into the category of those regulators who are on the lookout for operators who are not trustworthy and whose traders should be wary. The Italian supervisory authority has just issued a press release warning against 4 brokers, namely Trade 24, Oxford Markets, Global Trading Solutions and UBroker.
Brokers to be wary of
When organizations such as CONSOB issue warnings, traders should pay attention. This time, they must be wary of four online brokers. On the one hand, there are three brokers specialising in forex and another operating in the binary options market, and traders should stay away from the traders mentioned above.
It should also be noted that UBroker has already been singled out by other organisations, in this case the English FCA but also by the Cypriot entity, CySEC. It is also a site on the AMF’s blacklist. Behind UBroker, there would be a real scam.
At the same time, there are many reliable and duly regulated brokers. These include Interactive Option, 10Trade, TopOption, AnyOption and many others. With these serious operators, online trading goes smoothly and investors stay away from scams and other fraudulent activities.
Binary option trading is an activity that is gaining momentum among investors. To succeed in investing, it is important to implement a strategy and perform various analyses. In the world of finance, there are in particular the “economic announcements” that are constantly used for decision-making. The question is whether these news can be used as binary options?
What are economic announcements?
Economic announcements are simply important economic news that can have an impact on the evolution of financial markets. Presented in an “economic calendar“, these can take the form of press releases, figures or graphs. In any case, they illustrate the economic news of the day.
Depending on the source, it is possible to find ads classified by importance, based on their impact which can be low, moderate, medium or high. In the end, traders can then have a small idea of how prices will evolve.
Can we rely on economic announcements as a binary options trader?
Investors should not rely blindly on these announcements, especially since the expiration of binary options is quite short (sometimes in the order of a few minutes). It is therefore difficult to make a reliable forecast based solely on economic news. It remains essential to combine them with other tools, graphs and others to be sure to take the right position or to follow the news highlighted by brokers such as Interactive Option or AnyOption.
A risky strategy
It should be remembered that when trading binary options, the investor has the choice between two decisions: the decrease or the increase in the price. Theoretically, it is therefore in his interest to monitor trends in order to make the right decision and rely on economic announcements. Nevertheless, it must be taken into account that the impact of news is not immediate: the trader must therefore be able to react at the right time. In addition, there is always a risk that the impact on the market will be irrational and contrary to the details.
This ultimately involves a significant risk and can be a source of stress. Due to its specificities, the analysis of economic announcements is a trading tactic that is aimed more at experienced traders and is not suitable for beginners. In the end, it is still possible to use economic announcements as binary options. However, it is better to limit yourself to reasonable gains and not take unreasonable risks.
The binary options market has experienced a real boom in recent years. We are witnessing the emergence of online brokers who compete in ingenuity to offer traders an optimal trading experience. In this category, we find Banc de Binary, a leading broker that offers its clients the opportunity to experience “social trading” through its “Zulu Trade” tool. How does it work?
Social trading with Binary Bench De Binary
With Banc De Binary, trading takes on a whole new dimension. Speculations take place in an atmosphere that is both more friendly and more fun thanks to a specific service set up by the broker. This is Zulu Trade, a tool that makes the trading experience easier.
Banc De Binary‘s clients are then introduced to social trading, an innovative and quite new service. Traders then discover a particularly useful tool that is very practical. The principle is quite simple. Zulu Trade offers traders the opportunity to follow the world’s best investors speculating brilliantly.
It is thus possible for them to analyze the strategies of these virtuosos and to use them to improve their own performances. This is particularly interesting for beginners who can optimize their chances of succeeding in their investments, just by observing the best.
How Zulu Trade works
Today, Zulu Trade can boast of being at the top of the social trading list alongside the eToro broker. As far as its operation is concerned, it is based on a specific algorithm that analyses performance. More precisely, it is Zulu Rank which offers a ranking of the best traders (based in 192 countries).
Interested investors can then locate these trading masters and track how they are trading successfully. It should be noted that Zulu Trade has provided Zulu Guard, which is nothing more than a tool dedicated to risk management. This allows the funds to be protected while monitoring the movements of traders and intervening automatically in the event of a radical change in its own strategy.
In practice, this means
In concrete terms, each trader has the possibility to follow the traders who interest him through the Zulu Rank tool. It should be noted that this observation can be made 24 hours a day. He can then select the best ones whose strategies he wants to “copy”.
It should be noted that it is possible to customize certain criteria according to everyone’s preferences and objectives. It is therefore possible to set up certain elements such as the following: signal amount, signal limit, opening limit..
To discover this particularly interesting service, simply register for free on Banc De Binary.
When we talk about Japan, we immediately think of a country that is particularly advanced in terms of technology. The field of binary options is no exception. Especially since the Japanese are particularly fond of online speculation. As a result, the country of the rising sun is at the top of the list of the most active countries in terms of online trading.
Nevertheless, despite rather substantial volumes, September still shows a certain decline in trading in binary options… Point on this market, which seems to be at a standstill in September 2015 in Japan.
Binary options in Japan
For the month of September 2015, the Japanese binary options market recorded an investment volume of approximately €355 million. Even if this figure seems quite substantial, this sector has been stagnating for a few months now in the country of the rising sun. It is even lower than the volume in July and August 2015.
In any case, neither should we extrapolate, this situation does not mean that the market for binary options is on the decline on the Japanese side. Better still, this situation may well reflect the current global economic context…
The Japanese market, a real reference
It should be noted that fluctuations in Japanese financial speculation are always interesting. In the world of trading, the Japanese market is considered as a real reference or even an indicator. Analysing volumes and figures would indeed make it possible to obtain an overall trend with regard to binary options, among other things.
It should be noted, in fact, that no statistics are published on the European side: it is quite difficult if not impossible to measure the health of binary options in this part of the world.
Returning to Japan, the decline is in the order of 20% compared to the same period in 2014. This is nevertheless quite important and deserves some attention. Nevertheless, this is not yet the time for conclusions, but rather for vigilance: traders should take a close look at the evolution of binary options in Japan.
Japan: a small paradise for brokers
Whatever happens on the Japanese side, this market is currently attracting increasing interest from duly regulated European brokers. Among the brokers who have launched themselves, we can mention reference platforms such as Any Option or Interactive Option. Asian traders are a particularly attractive target for generating sales outside Europe.
For this year 2015, trading night is in its third edition. A must for trading enthusiasts, this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the exciting world of the stock market. On Thursday, November 5, 2015, investors will be able to meet during this event organized by the IG online broker at Salle Wagram, 39 – 41 Avenue Wagram 75017 Paris.
An evening entirely devoted to trading
For the night of Trading 3, IG Online Broker invites all active investors to spend a memorable evening with people who share their passion. During this event, everyone will have the opportunity to meet interesting people and immerse themselves in a world that is close to their hearts.
The programme includes exchanges, debates and analyses. The investors present will have the opportunity to follow a real training and discover new strategies. And they will also be able to make the right decisions when trading, as the opportunities of the coming year will be deciphered. The night of trading 3 then includes the intervention of experts and specialists from the Bourse, including renowned personalities and a surprise guest.
There will also be “market points, not to mention the round table, which will focus on a particularly interesting theme: “After the shocks of 2015, what are the challenges for 2016? ». In this context, specialists will discuss this year’s macroeconomic situation and its impact on trading. In any case, the night of trading 3 aims to welcome more than 800 people
On the agenda
Trading night 3 will start at 16:00 on November 5, 2015. During two hours, the public will be able to get to know the teams of the IG online broker and its partners. This first part takes place in the Salle Montenotte.
- At 6 p.m. is scheduled the interview with trader Benoist Rousseau followed by the macroeconomic forum presented by Marc Touati, who is none other than the founding president of the ACDEFI firm.
- At 7pm, the round table begins, which will therefore focus on the events of 2015 and the challenges for the coming year. Keynote speakers will include Valérie Gastaldy, Christian Parisot, Alain Pitous and Sébastien Lemonnier, who respectively hold the positions of Director and Head of Market Strategy (DayByDay), Chief Economist (Aurel BGC), Deputy Managing Director – Partner (Talence Gestion) and Manager of European Equity Funds.
- After a cocktail break, things resume at 8:45 p.m. with the market analysis. Alexandre Baradez, who is Chief Market Analyst at IG, will then discuss the dominant trends and indices on stock market indices, forex and commodities.
- This is followed at 9:30 p.m. by half an hour of automatic trading and ProOrder demonstration under the supervision of Christophe Bert, who is Development Manager at IG, and Stéphane Ceaux-Dutheil, professional trader and technical analyst (Technibourse).
The evening will end with the intervention of a surprise guest..
In the world of online stock market speculation, it is important to be suspicious. Yes, because there are many unscrupulous and untrustworthy operators. Precisely two brokers have recently been “pinned” by CySEC, the organisation that issues operators’ licences. Traders looking for a broker to speculate online should avoid them. These are the Option 500 and Every Option sites.
Two non-regulatory sites
Option 500 and Every Option have just joined the list of brokers to be wary of. Even if these two operators indicate on their site that they benefit from CySEC regulation, this is totally false. The Cypriot regulator has also unveiled a press release revealing that these two companies are not regulated and irregularly offer their services in Europe. These companies are simply not allowed.
As a reminder, in addition to holding a CySEC licence, which is a guarantee of reliability, brokers must also be included in the Regafi Banque de France register (Register of Financial Agents). Here, a very quick check on the site through the dedicated tool made available allows to realize that neither Option 500 nor Every Option are legal in France.
Beware of Option 500
If we look at Option 500, it is a company that is probably based in a tax haven. He is an unscrupulous broker who lives at the expense of his clients, scamming them. In particular, the site does not allow its members to make their withdrawals a reality. While browsing the platform, we can see a London address that is dummy. Apart from contact information, there is no information on the company behind Option 500.
It should be noted that this broker is mainly active on the British side, but his site is also translated into French and he could very soon harm French traders. Be careful not to co-found Option 500 and Plus500 which is a perfectly legal Forex broker in France.
Beware of Every Option!
In addition to Option 500, CySEC also mentions Every Option, a site owned by Fundsaver Services Ltd. Here, it is the alleged domiciliation of the company that seems rather suspicious. It claims to be based in Cyprus. However, CySEC does not approve any financial company that does not justify on-site regulation.
In comparison to Option 500 and Every Option, it is strongly recommended to stay away from these brokers. Do not register on their platform. And if you know people who are in contact with these operators, inform them of their unreliability.
If you want to register on an online brokerage platform, rely on regulated and trustworthy operators such as Interactive Option. To do this, systematically check the name of the parent company on the site in question and make sure that the broker has a valid license.
Don’t forget to visit the Regafi or AMF website to make sure that the operator you are interested in is not blacklisted.
When choosing an online broker, investors consider several parameters. They are particularly attentive to the remuneration offered to them. With regard to the Interactive Option broker, traders can rest assured: the remuneration is transparent and there is no conflict of interest insofar as this operator practices the “no dealing desk“.
An attractive remuneration that can be explained by
In the world of online trading, Interactive Option undoubtedly stands out. As one of the leaders in its sector, this operator with AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) and ACPR Banque de France regulation is particularly noteworthy for the quality of its remuneration. An attractive remuneration that raises many questions. However, these questions are not necessary. Indeed, Interactive Option makes it its duty to be very transparent.
For this online broker, the “dealing desk” is simply prohibited. What is it about? Unsavoury brokers who practice it get rich on the losses of their traders. This is definitely not the case with Interactive Option, which advocates the “No dealing desk“.
Transparency and equity
The interest of its clients is at the top of Interactive Option‘s list of concerns. This broker then does not charge any commission, thus being able to charge the most competitive prices for binary options. Regarding the transactions themselves, traders’ positions are sent directly to an independent brokerage company. The latter speculates with global positions.
It should be noted that it is possible that many brokers may be involved. Interactive Option then obtains a percentage on these shipments. There is therefore no conflict of interest as is the case with many trading platforms. Here, the broker gains on volume: it is therefore in his interest to make his traders win so that they trade even more
Trader in the best conditions
Interactive Option therefore places its customers at the top of its priorities. In order for them to be able to trade under the best possible conditions, the broker encourages them to follow a very complete training course at no cost. This course is ideal for beginners making their first foray into the world of online trading.
Clients of this online broker can also contact one of the advisors available to them to better understand the site’s compensation system. Knowing that it is totally transparent and disclosed to anyone interested.
Now you understand better why Interactive Option is ahead of all binary option brokers in France in our ranking. The broker is also established in the region with campaigns on major television channels but also sports sponsorship, establishing itself as a reference in the French trading landscape.
For more information, find an review on the offers and possibilities offered by Interactive Option.