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Is trading binary options legal in Europe?

19 November 2021, 20:37 CET

Are you interested in trading binary options, but do you need a few more tips and tricks? If so, this is the right article for you! Read more here!

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You heard about trading binary options and are now interested in starting too? At the same time, you are not sure if trading binary options is even legal in Europe? If so, this is the right article for you! We have all the information that you need to start trading binary options.

What is trading binary options?

Trading binary options is a high-reward and high-risk trading method that is becoming more popular these days. The reason is, it has a higher reward compared to other trading methods. This type of trading can only have one of two outcomes, therefore the name "binary." The goal of the trader is to predict the right outcome for an asset at a specific time. This usually means choosing an asset like stocks, for example, Tesla stocks, and determining a stock price for a particular time. Let's say, you predict that the Tesla stock loses value after 4 hours and is under the current stock price. If you are right, this means you will earn a high return of about 75%, but if you are wrong, you will lose all the money you have invested!

Is trading binary options legal in Europe?

In general, trading binary options is legal in Europe, but this might change. That's why we recommend checking the regulations of your country before you start trading. Also, keep in mind that if you are, for example, German and you want to start trading binary options, you have to do this with a regulated broker within the EU.

Tips for trading binary options:

You decided you want to start trading binary options? Congrats, that's a great idea, but where should you start? Don't worry; we got you covered; here we have the essential tips and tricks for you!

Get a good broker

The most important part is to choose the right broker. As we already mentioned, this broker has to be regulated within the EU. Unfortunately, when there is money involved, scammers are usually not far away. That's why you have to be extremely careful when choosing a broker. One way to determine if a broker is legit or not is to read the reviews. Have a look at review platforms specifically for binary options, like This will help you get a good feeling of what good brokers are all about and decide.

Use a demo account

Be sure to use a broker that offers a demo account. A demo account is a valuable tool since you can trade without needing to invest money. Since trading binary options is all about knowledge and experience, this is a great way to learn more about this trading method without risking losing your money. You will gain more experience, but you will also get more comfortable and understand the binary options terminology.

Have a strategy

A great way to use your demo account is also to try out different strategies. When trading binary options, we highly recommend using a technique to lower the risk or increase the profit as soon as you are "in the money." This means, for example, when you are constantly making a profit and having a good day trading with your asset, you could use the double-up strategy, which allows you to double your investments around 15 minutes before your trade expires. This way you can earn double the profit.

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