Short-term binary option types
The 60 seconds starts the second you place the trade. So if you place a trade at 9: Figure 1 shows a screenshot of some 60 second binary options. The 60 seconds begins as soon as you lock in your trade. Often the broker will also provide some other short-term expiries as well.
In this case, if you click the dropdown menu you can also select 60 Seconds, Seconds or Seconds. The main advantage is that you can essentially trade as much as you want. Theoretically you could make a trade every few seconds, or basically as fast as you can click your mouse.
This allows you take advantage of any short-term opportunities you may see, without needing to worry about finding an expiry time that suits your timeframe. Simply click to buy a put or call and wait 60 seconds. Trade multiple assets and you could have multiple trades on at one time, all expiring within a very short timeframe. From a trading perspective 60 second binary options allow you capitalize on strong market moves effectively. Therefore, these options let you jump into the flow of the market, and get out of the trade quickly before a major reversal occurs.
This allows you to seize every possible opportunity, and potentially rack up some big daily gains. This not a fault of the brokers because they, as a whole, try very hard to provide the options and expiry demanded by the market, namely us traders.
The very first step in choosing the right expiry is to understand your strategy and how you are trading. If you are a swing trader like me you will definitely need a broker that has at least end of the week expiry if not end of next week, or end of month, or 30 days, or a combination of these. Not all brokers have them. Most brokers are limited to shorter term expiries because binary options are intended for quick, day trader and option scalper, types of trades.
The next step in choosing the right expiry period comes down to the platform and the broker. The first difference in expiry types is long term and short as in end of day versus end of month expiry. The next difference in expiry types is how expiry is determined relative to time of purchase.
Is expiry set at some future time or date or is it a set time from the time of purchase. An end of month expiry is 30 days, at first. And then it is 29 days, and then 20 days, and then 5 days and then one hour all the way down until the time expiry. The amount of expiry depends on how much of that time is left when you buy into your position. If I buy and end of month position on the 1 st , I have roughly 30 days.
This is also true of short term expiry. An end of the day expiry has 6 or 7 hours of expiry at the start of trading, but less and less as the day wears on so it is important to keep this in mind. Expiry set from time of purchase is much better in my opinion but choosing your broker based on expiry comes down to a variety of factors, not just this one.
This is how 1 hour, 60 second, 1 week, 30 day and 1 month options are set expire, along with many other choices depending on the broker. This means that the options expires a set amount of time after the option is purchased.
I like this better because if I want to trade 30 days I can, and am not hindered by the calendar. It just provides a lot more flexibility. Understanding your strategy is what ties all of this together.