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IQ Option trading

To provide clients with access to financial markets and online trading, IQ option developed their own bespoke trading platform and range of instruments. The interface and features of the platform are not what most binary traders are used too, as it is modelled on the more advanced systems used by the spot forex trading industry.


The IQ Option software includes tools such as stop losses, and take profit levels – features not available at ‘standard’ binary operators.

To add trader risk management and trading strategy choices, the firm also created a ‘Position top-up’ feature. This is a mechanism which allows trades to be kept open beyond the stop loss.

Strategy Tools
The strike price and trading buttons are clear and intuitive, as are the price graphs and charts. Navigation is simple, traders can easily switch between assets and markets. On top of that, the whole layout is configurable and customisable – so traders can move multiple graphs or analysis tools where they like in order to suit their trading strategy.

The customisable elements do make this one of the best trading platforms in the industry.

The platform is available as a web-based hub, or alternatively, traders can download a version for either PC or Mac. The download is fractionally quicker. There is also the mobile platform. All the platforms are reliable, but the PC download has the quickest trade execution times.

At present, there is no Metatrader 4 (mt4) integration.



Binary vs Forex
The binary vs forex debate is another complex argument when looking at strategy – it will always come back to the trader, their risk appetite and their favoured length of trade. Our strategy section may contain useful ideas, as will the forum. Our blog 
entries often contain trading tips, but how they are implemented or acted on is of course up to the trader.

Strategy elements like money management are really a question for each trader, as only you can know your risk appetite.

The last point on strategy is that there is no such thing as a ‘no loss’ system. Some trades will win, some will lose, but a winning strategy is profitable in the long term. Anyone offering 100% accuracy (or anywhere near) is very likely to be dishonest. Discussions on Reddit or Youtube are extremely unlikely to be legitimate traders giving away winning systems for free!




Trading Options (CFD, Forex and Binary)
IQ Option has consistently added to the portfolio of underlying assets. Traders are able to trade in the 4 major asset classes such as forex, commodities, equities and indices. They also respond to user demand, for example, the Cryptocurrency range is now huge.

Currency pairs are a particular strength at IQ, with some of the more exotic currencies available, including NOK, SEK and TRY. The asset list is comprehensive, so traders can deploy their winning tricks across a range of markets. Dollar, Euro, Yen and Pound sterling still dominate the majority of forex trades and produce the bulk of trading volume. EUR/USD remains the most popular pair for trading.

The firm have also added to their range of expiry times. Previously specialising in short term expiries, IQ now offer many more options – including the popular End of day expiry, and longer term End of week and End of Month. Trader choice has never been greater.

Forex and CFD trades expand the user choice even further. Foreign exchange can be traded per pip (in addition to binary trades) and CFDs can be traded with no expiry for longer term trades. The recent cryptocurrency expansion offers access to bitcoin and 6 other cryptocurrencies, via contracts for difference – meaning no expiry.

Forex multipliers are a feature that IQ Option added to provide a level of leverage. The maximum multiplier now reaches an exciting x1000 – but remember this impacts both profit and loss. So you can magnify your trade size by x1000 to take advantage of even small moves in the currency markets.



It is clear then, that the software is one of the most sophisticated trading platforms around in the binary industry, particularly the over the counter (OTC) brokers.

The website is available 24/7 so there are no ‘opening times’. Assets will only be available to trade when the relevant market is open, however. So many forex pairs are traded around the clock during the week, but US stocks can only be traded when the NYSE is trading.


Registration
The IQ Option registration process just requires an email and only takes a few moments. Once verified, you then have access to the demo account, and the real money markets. In order to trade on the real account, a deposit will need to be made. The deposit process is simple, much like the register process. The minimum is currently $10, and the smallest trade is $1 per option.





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