Archive for May, 2015

What Is a Binary Options Platform?

By: ispeculatornew | Date posted: 05.26.2015 (8:40 pm)

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Meta Description: A binary options platform plays a vital role in a trader’s efforts to turn a profit. If you’re new to this field, it’s important you understand what this technology involves.

Ready to start getting quick returns on your money instead of waiting months or years like you do with traditional stocks? If so, binary options are definitely worth looking into. While it will definitely take you some time and hard work to get through the learning curve, once you understand the intricacies of this kind of trading, you could be in for some pretty big profits. Let’s begin your journey by getting to know the technology you’ll use every day: a binary options platform.

 

How Binary Options Work

In simplest terms, binary options give you two choices, hence the name. A call investment means you think a stock will be going up. A put means you think it will fall in value. You pick one or the other based on the expiry date, which is when the option will expire. There are more involved forms of trades, but this is the premise they’re all based on.

The unique thing about options is that they allow traders to make money in almost any economic climate. There are even trades for investors who think a stock won’t be moving anywhere. When stocks begin falling, most investors of those assets are stuck. Option traders can keep making money though.

 

Why You Need a Binary Options Platform

A good way to think of a binary options platform is as a means for viewing the market. Quality platforms will show you what’s moving and give you the tools to predict where certain stocks will go in the near future. This is the information you need to eventually make smart trades.

Without a platform, you’d basically be guessing. Gambling is probably a better term for it. Trading options would be nearly impossible and definitely unwise without this kind of technology.

 

Where Do You Find Platforms?

You won’t have any trouble finding a binary options platform. This type of trading has become so popular that they’re all over the Internet. The challenge is finding one that will actually be worth your investment.

A lot of times, brokers offer platforms with their services. This means you can often find a good platform by first finding a good broker. It stands to reason that, usually, those brokers who have a good reputation also have software that matches.

That being said, many traders use platforms that didn’t come with their broker. If you plan on finding a platform on your own, then you need to spend time taking advantage of free trial periods. There are just too many low quality titles out there that will otherwise waste your money and potentially destroy your chances with binary options.

Hopefully, this has helped you appreciate what a binary options platform does and why you need to take your time finding one. While you may be excited about the prospect of making serious money with options, just remember that it all starts with binary options.

Closing Trade ($TRIP, $P)

By: ispeculatornew | Date posted: 05.08.2015 (4:23 am)

Today I am closing another trade, the Feb 17th trade where I went long TripAdvisor (TRIP) and short Pandora (P). I very strongly continue to believe in this trade in the long term but I do not do these trades over the long term so for now, I’m stopped out in what has been a very bad streak. The long & short portfolio is now down 10% this year unfortunately with the 40% of this trade. Hopfully things turn around so I can avoid a negative performance this year. It’s still very early obviously.

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Closing A Second Bad Trade ($TWTR, $RAX)

By: ispeculatornew | Date posted: 05.01.2015 (4:12 am)

After a very promising start to the year, my long & short stock picks are in a bad slump now. I’m actually lucky in a way on this one. I continue to believe in Twitter (TWTR) and can’t imagine them not turning around at some point. I also like the “Periscope” product that they purchased and launched very recently and led me to do something I pretty much never even consider; an earnings play. I almost bought Twitter just ahead of the earnings in what would have been a very bad trade. In the end, playing Russian Roulette did not seem so tempting and I’m glad I did not. Still, I did have exposure to Twitter through this trade which I’ll close this morning. The trade now stands at -46% with my 2015 performance now at -5.30%.

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