One of the most important things we check when profiling a particular broker is the trading platform that power their site. This is often the most important, yet mostly underrated aspect of any brokerage. The trading platform is the in all ways user interface. It is what traders see when they log in to their accounts. Basically, the trading platform is the pillar of any broker. If users don’t like the platform, for one reason or another, you can be sure that they won’t be coming back, and their friends too. As such, many brokers have gone to the extent of creating their own platform from scratch in a bid to add some personal touch, maintain user friendliness and most of all add a unique touch to their product. Others, for reasons best known to them, rent out platforms from well known platform providers such as the revolutionary SpotOption™. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn’t, depending on the particular platform and/or complimentary features provided by the broker. To cut the long story short, a trading platform can either make or break a brokerage firm.
TechFinancials is the platform of choice for 24Option. The platform is pretty solid and provides for a great user experience with its simple interface and aesthetic look. The platform has a variety of underlying assets which enables the broker to give you some of the highest payouts for successful trades, in the industry. Well, not 100% perfect but close to that. The possible payouts for most underlying assets range from 70%-88% per successful trade which, by current standards, is pretty high, unfortunately if the prediction is wrong you can lose all your invested capital. TechFinancials has almost real time price update feature that enables the broker to quote only the most current payouts as per other financial markets. It is also worth noting that TechFinancials powers several online forex brokers which leads us to believe that the trading platform, is the real deal
The platform that 24option provides binary options trading on a wide range of underlying assets including stocks of the biggest companies in the world such as Apple and Facebook and a number of currency pairs, all which will be discussed in details later on. In addition to the underlying assets, a number of analysis tools is supported to enable traders get their analysis right before entering into trades. These range from mathematical graphs to charts and even a few technical indicators. We’ve never really liked mid range platforms, particularly because they have very little to offer, but we somewhat like TechFinancials.
Below are the main features of the customized TechFinancials platform that powers 24Option explained in detail.
TechFinancialsand and 24Option provides a number of option types to suit every trader’s needs. Basically, options are types of ‘contracts’ which carry specific payouts (and losses) that apply once a trader enters into the ‘contract’. Some option types are asset-specific in that they can only be used to trade certain assets and not others. Similarly, some are time-specific in that they can only be used to trade either short term or long term expiries. Other options cut across both time and asset limitations. 24Option, through TechFinancials, offer more than 5 trading options of varying prices, expiry times and underlying assets. These options include:
In essence, the High/Low options, also known as Call/Put, are the basic option type in binary options and you would be pressed to find a brokerage and/or platform without this option. Basically, in the High/Low options, you predict the final price of an underlying asset relative to its current price. That is, if the underlying asset’s price will be above or below the current one by the time the trade expires. You can trade binary options in almost all underlying assets with the High/Low option including all stocks and currency pairs. The downside when it comes to this type of option is that the payouts are pretty low compared to the other trading options. Nonetheless, if clients speculation is correct they will earn the predetermined payout that the company offers, if clients speculation is wrong they will lose their invested capital on this trade.
b) One Touch/No Touch Options
One Touch options are usually based around a set figure known as the hit price. One Touch options are very similar to the Call/Put options in that the traders predict whether the value of an underlying asset will be higher or lower than a given figure. The main difference is that, while High/Low contracts are written around the current price of an underlying asset as per the forces of demand and supply, in One Touch, the prediction is based on a predetermined value, often set by the broker. Another unique feature of One Touch/No Touch options is that they don’t really follow the expiry times and can end anytime the condition is met. Basically, with One Touch, you are supposed to place trades based on whether you think the value of the underlying asset will have touched and/or gone above the predetermined figure at least once within the specified time. If indeed the prediction is true and the price touches the set figure, the trade automatically expires and you receive the predetermined payouts, regardless of whether the expiry time you selected has ended. But if the predicition is wrong investors will lose their invested capital on this trade. No Touch options, on the other hand, require you to place trades predicting if the value of the given underlying asset will ‘touch’ the target value or not. In most cases, as with TechFinancials, the prediction is predetermined by the broker. That is, you only place a trade if you believe that the underlying asset’s value will not hit a certain point, hence the name No Touch. In both, the payouts are relatively high compared to High/Call although the risks are higher.
- c) Boundary
Boundary options, as the name suggests, revolve around some price boundaries. There is the lower value, known as the Floor, and the upper value, known as the Ceiling. Trades are placed based on whether you think the price of the underlying asset will be within the given boundary, also known as range, or outside. The payouts are low but still higher than the call/put options. If investors predict correctly they will earn the predetermined payout if not they will lose their investment.
c) 60 Seconds
This option, also known as the turbo option, is a new addition to most trading platform. It wasn’t originally a trading option but was introduced due to the increasing popularity of faster, explosive trading with super-high payouts. The 60 Second options don’t require any further explanation as it means exactly that. In other words, you place a trade and even before you get your fingers off your keyboard, it’s already over and you get the payouts, or not. Talk about trades getting done even before they start!
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*Trading binary options involves substantial risk and may lead to loss of all invested capital.