Factors you should consider when choosing a binary options broker.

To make money in the binary options market, you need to work with the right trader. Due to the fact that the industry has a bad reputation because it has a lot of scammers, you are better off doing a thorough background search on the broker you hope to work with. It is not an easy process because finding a reliable broker can be very difficult.

We will share with you a few tips on how to look for a good broker who can ensure that your money protected at all times.

So what should you look for in a broker?

Asset types.

When you are picking a broker, you need to consider what it is you want to invest in and whether they offer it.  You can find this information by looking at the different binary options sites and reading customer reviews online.

 How they trade.

 What trading instruments does the broker offer? There are many options available including, up/down, no touch, double touch, boundary options amongst others. The more the instruments available, the more options it gives you.

 Contract periods.

A broker who gives you a wide range in terms of the contract period is a better choice than the one who does not. Contracts range between less than a minute to several months. While a shorter contract period may look very attractive, you can lose a lot of money very quickly. A good broker should be able to advise you on this and give you slightly longer contract periods.

Welcome bonuses.

Some brokers will give you what is known as a welcome or deposit bonus. This allows you to make a low initial investment in terms of your deposit. Other brokers will give you a low initial deposit but will not give you any bonus.  The latter option is the best for new traders because it allows you to start trading with little money.


Reliable brokers will be able to show you that they have relevant certificates or licenses from regulatory bodies. Some of the factors that are looked at before regulation are whether they have physical offices, qualified staff, and capital amongst other considerations.  Capital is especially important because it shows that they can settle the trader’s claims.


A good broker will offer you between 75 to 85% in compensation.  You need to confirm how much the broker is paying out because the higher the payout, the more you’ll make in case your predictions are correct. However, a higher payout does not guarantee that you will make money. The predictions have to be correct.

A good broker will also make it easy for you to withdraw your money, you will hear cases where people are complaining that their broker does not allow them to withdraw money and this could be because they do not have sufficient capital to take care of payouts.

There are so many other things to consider when looking for a broker including how user-friendly their trading platforms are, how they respond to customer queries, amongst other considerations. A good broker will be the deciding factor on whether you make money or not.  Take your time and do thorough research before opting for a particular broker.