Binary Options Broker Reviews

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#1 StockPair Logo From $200 $12 Up to 86% VisitNow-35 Review
#2 Superoptions small logo From $50 $10 Up to 90% VisitNow-35 Review
#3 Topoption small logo From $100 $10 Up to 85% VisitNow-35 Review
#4 99Binary-136 Regulated From $299 $5 Up to 91% VisitNow-35 Review

Here at Onlineoptionstrading we do our best to offer REAL, hands-on, honest reviews on those who offer services related to binary options, including binary options brokers.

While some other sites may provide bland and generic reviews which clearly show that they haven’t ever even looked at the broker, we only review brokers where we have actually opened accounts and traded. Trading and getting a feel of the broker is the only way to truly understand if the broker is any good. We test out all their features, including the payment processing and of course (the most important) withdrawal features.

Most brokers offer bonuses upon subscribing. Unlike most review sites, we do not think that this bonus should be of any relevance to the broker score, as the bonuses usually do more damage than good, as they tie your deposited money to the broker, inserting severe limits to how and when fund withdrawal is possible.

 

Superoptions Review: An Honest Binary Options Review

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Rating: 98/100 FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarHalfStar
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Overview

Superoptions Summary
Founded 2012
Accept US traders Yes
Normalized profit Up to 90% (Up to 620% on Onetouch)
Trading assets Stocks, Forex, Commodities, Indices
Total assets 101
Min. Account size $ 50
Min. Trade size $ 10 ($5 with 60 sec)
Deposit methods Bank wire (120+ banks), Credit cards, Debit cards, cashU, Webmoney, Neteller, Qiwi, PaySafeCard, AstroPay, TrustPay, Sofort, and more..
Withdrawal methods Bank wire (120+ banks), Credit cards, Debit cards, cashU, Webmoney, Neteller, Qiwi, PaySafeCard, AstroPay, TrustPay, Sofort, and more..
Account Currency options USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, CNY, JPY
Special features Call / Put, Pairs, 60 Seconds, One Touch, Option Builder and Open platform
Trading Platform Spot 2.0
Website http://www.superoptions.com

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Stockpair get official CySEC license

Better late than never. On March 21 StockPair officially receive a CIF (Cypriot Investment Firm) license from CySEC (Cyprus securities exchange commission) and became a fully regulated broker. The license was granted to Nextrade Worldwide Ltd, which is Stockpair’s parent company Nextrade Worldwide under license number 229/14 and registration number 291905. The official CySEC listing can be found here.

This achievement was actually not a surprise, and many speculated that this was the reason that Stockpair stopped accepting US customers late last month as a prerequisites for the regulation.

StockPair already has a very good reputation as one of the best binary options brokers around, and this just adds another layer of security to an already well established reputable broker.

Stockpair No Longer Accepting USA Traders

Stockpair, one of today’s most popular binary options brokers for US citizens, has, as of today February 23rd, 2014 stopped accepting trading clients from the United States. This may seem to be a big surprise considering their popularity. However, with increasing popularity comes increased attention from other sources within the USA, meaning it very well may be that increased pressure from US financial legal entities such as the SEC or CFTC may have finally taken its toll and caused Stockpair to reconsider if the reward was worth the headache.

Also, being on the verge of receiving licensing from the various regulatory bodies such as CySEC may have also played a part in this decision.

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iOption shuts down. Perhaps for good?

In a shocking move, iOption, one of the oldest binary options brokers, have announced that they are closing their doors. On Friday, November 8th, iOption notified its employees of their decision to close shop, effective immediately.

Rumors have it that iOption has accumulated a significant debt lately, in the few million USD range, making their decision to shut down seem a bit more logical. I have also started to receive a number of complaints from traders lately that iOption has been delaying withdrawal requests. Thankfully most of these issues were handled and traders did receive their funds.

It is still not clear what will happen to trader funds, but my advice to all iOption traders is to try and make a withdrawal sooner rather than later. I hope but doubt that they will be processed.

The iOption website is still up and running. Rumor has it that they are in the midst of being purchased by a larger broker, but it is still not clear whether they will continue operation using the iOption brand or will be devoured by the larger broker.

Anyoption Review: Honest Binary Options Broker Review

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As I mentioned earlier in a previous article, perhaps the single most important decision to be made before trading binary options is to choose a good binary options broker.

Anyoption is one of the larger brokers currently in operation. I registered with them and started trading. The following Anyoption test is the review of my experience with them.

The bottom line (or spoiler) here is that while anyoption may be one of the largest and oldest binary options brokers currently in operation, they are far from the best. There are many other brokers out there today that offer more features, a faster platform, and better overall customer support. Stockpair and 99Binary are probably the better alternatives if you’re seriously considering starting to trade binaries.

That said, here’s the review :)   :

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What is the “Trader’s Choice” or “Sentiment”, and can I trust it for trading?

I’ve been receiving quite a few questions lately regarding the “trader’s choice” and “sentiment” tools that binary options brokers are offering, so I decided to make a quick video on the subject which basically explains my thoughts on the subject. For those of you who don’t have the patience to watch the video, the short answer is: no, I wouldn’t base my trades purely on Sentiment. Actually, I wouldn’t use it as a base for anything.

Anyway, as usual, feel free to leave comments or questions if have any.

Optionrally Review: An Honest Binary Options Broker Review

Rating: 96/100 FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarHalfStar

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Optionrally is currently one of the largest binary options brokers currently in operation.

For user reviews and to discuss Optionrally feel free to visit our Optionrally forum

Overview

Optionrally Summary
Founded 2010
Normalized profit Up to 85%
Trading assets Stocks, Forex, Commodities, Indices
Total assets 144
Min. Account size $ 300
Min. Trade size $ 25 ($15 with 60 seconds)
Special features High/ Low, Option Builder, One Touch, 60 sec, Binary Meta
Trading Platform Spotoption.
Website http://www.optionrally.com

Optionrally is owned and operated by Tifozi Investments Ltd. Like almost all binary options brokers, operates out of Cyprus. Their headquarters however are in Switzerland. (more…)

99Binary Review: An Honest Binary Options Broker Review

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Rating: 95/100 FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarHalfStar
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Overview

99Binary Summary
Founded 2012
Accept US traders Yes
Normalized profit Up to 91%
Trading assets Stocks, Forex, Commodities, Indices
Total assets 83
Min. Account size $ 299
Min. Trade size $ 5 (!)
Deposit methods 20 methods: Credit Card, Wire, CashU, Webmoney, Astropay, Banklink, Yandex Money, Euteller, giropay, ideal, instant bank, moneta ru, multibanco, paysafecard, payu, poli, swiff, ticket premium, trust pay, usemybank
Withdrawal methods 20 methods – same as deposit
Special features High / Low, One Touch, Boundary, 60 Seconds
Trading Platform Panda
Website http://www.99binary.com

99Binary is operated by Nighnty Nine Holdings and run by a group of veteran forex and binary options brokers. 99Binary use a special binary options trading platform provided by Panda. They are based in Anguilla.

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24option Receives Official CySEC regulation

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The combination of a very attractive tax system makes Cyprus one of the more enticing countries to do business within the EU community. This makes CySec is one of the most important regulatory bodies for both forex and binary options brokers, as it provides legal justification for them to continue doing business within the EU. As a result, almost all of the reputable brokers have been working hard over the recent months to receive full regulatory approval from the Capriotic institute.

We have now confirmed that the newest member to become fully regulated in the country is the leading broker: 24option.

Operating under their Cyprus registered name “Cbay Financia Services Ltd., 24option is in fact the name of the companies binary options trading brokerage.

The licensing has been in the works for some time now when it became apparent that this is an absolute necessity. Many other brokers are also waiting for the blessed approval, including Stockpair.

To read up more on 24option and their trading platform, feel free to visit our 24option review.

For more information on the list of CySEC approved companies, feel free to visit the offical CySEC site.