Combining Forex Strategies and Binary Option Trading Systems


The most obvious difference between trading conventional Forex or via Binary Options is that Forex Binary Options expire hourly. Another advantage is that at the end of the hour your profit is fixed at 85%. Regardless of how much the asset moved in either direction, your role is simply to speculate in which direction the asset will move within the hour, up or down. Just think of how much leverage you will need with your conventional Forex account to get the same profit percentage? So, now your risk is fixed and your reward is much higher without any leverage.

The main component of my preferred Forex trading strategy is to take advantage of the momentum during breakouts, thus producing a higher trading volume resulting in a more successful outcome. Most of the time, the only problem I have with this strategy is the unknown factor of just how much the asset will move after the breakout. Having this knowledge would allow me to calculate just how much leverage I want to use and therefore how much risk I am ultimately taking. In most cases, this predicament is easily overcome with Binary Options.

USD JPY Candlestick Binary options chart

In the chart provided above, I’ve illustrated the USD/JPY which created a base pattern. When the breakout began, I placed a $100 Put trade. I did not need to calculate risk, reward or leverage or even place a stop loss. As long as the USD/JPY closed at the end of the hour a fraction of a pip below the price that I originally bought it, which was the strike price, I win the trade with an 85% profit. It’s just that simple.

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About Author

Yohay Elam – Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I’ve accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I’ve earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I’ve worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.


  1. James Woolley on

    Yes I like binary betting a lot. I used to trade with another company that offered 5 minute and 20 minute markets, in addition to the 1 hour markets you mention. However after taking so much money off them, they closed my account after about 4 weeks and killed the golden goose unfortunately.

  2. I think that it’s easier to make strategies for binary options than for forex, because of the way options work.

  3. Binary Options on

    It is not necessarily about making seperate strategies, rather it is about combining or working with existing strategies. FX binaries hardly require a binary options strategy binar, they incorporate fx/forex sentiment.