Lately Binary Options trading platforms have become more and more popular. New ones are being added all the time: anyoption.com, bulloption.com, spotoption.com, binaryoption.com, etc.  These options are also known as all-or-nothing options, digital options, or Fixed Return Options (FROs). You can purchase them on stocks, commodities, indexes, foreign exchange, and other derivatives.

One of the big advantages of binary options trading is you can trade from home whenever markets are open and set up an account with a credit card. Incidentally, you can also do this without a broker.

Perhaps you should ask these questions:

1) Can you paper trade binary options for several weeks before spending real money?

2) Can you invest a specific amount of money (which should be discretionary) and be okay with losing?

3) Do you have the discipline to stick with a system until it pays off and not become distracted by the next ‘shiny object’?

If you can methodically enter the binary options market, with money you can afford to lose, and have the discipline to stick with one approach (or system) until it pans out — you may be a perfect fit for binary options trading.

You must have the time and want to learn how to trade binary options. You must also be able to remain calm and carry on after you have had a losing day, week, or month. Some investors feel that when the stock market drops is the best time to put money back in.

But remember the cardinal rule for investments of any kind is: to invest only as much money as you can comfortably lose.

Always remember that trading mistakes will occur. You will lose money. It is the nature of trading. You must be able to learn from each mistake. In fact, you must view your mistake as a lesson. Successful traders develop strategies and track those strategies to determine which ones will fair best over time. For instance purchasing Call options in a bull market and Put options in a bear market would be considered a sound strategy. (Remember, any investment carries risks. Seek the proper advice before investing money).