Binary options trading, while extremely popular, is still relatively new and undiscovered territory when compared to daily trading volume in stocks, currencies, and conventional options. This is one of the reasons it’s difficult to find dependable, high-quality US binary options brokers. If you are looking for binary options platforms in US borders then you are going to be sorely out of luck with the exception of Nadex. The purpose of this page is to maintain an updated list of the most reputable brokers catering to U.S. traders. If you’re new to binary options, we strongly recommend setting up an account at one or more of the sites listed below.

List Of Binary Brokers That Accept US Traders

*Updated for 2016, latest update 9/13/2016

Broker ReviewsBlackList RatingEarly ExpiryAvg ReturnsMin Trade / DepositUSA?RatingsTrade Now
Varies$1
$250
 
90%$1
$250
 
70-90%+$1
$20
 
160-180%$2
$50
 

BOL Financial added 8/15/16 – The team at BetOnline financial comes from the background of sportsbetting and online casino action. They are the polar opposite of Nadex in terms of the binary options trading. However, they have a positive reputation as a fair, honest and legit online casino (source). When you win, you will get paid.

NADEX – the CFTC regulates this binary option exchange. You also only pay a fee per trade to the exchange. Unlike other brokers where they take the opposite end of the trade. Update on 8/26/2016 – the minimum investment is now $250 instead of $100. Check them out and leave your thoughts in our listing!
New TechFinancials platform broker that serves US clients – Tradorax – Reviews / ratings wanted.

Finpari added December 2015 – Quality USA friendly broker based in Scotland with the ever popular SpotOption trading platform.

Not all brokers are created equal. Among those that cater to U.S. binary options traders, you’ll find a variety of features, promotions, payouts, and “small” amenities like rebates on losing trades. We’ve tested several brokers, and have found the following to offer the level of service, features (including top payouts), and ease-of-use we enjoy.

MarketsWorld
Finpari Review

Comparing Three Top Picks

Feature
Feature
Rating
 
 
 
PlatformNadexSpotOptionMarketsWorld
Returns (In The $)100% - fee's80-87% 75-91%
Returns (Not in $)0%0-15%0-10%
Min Deposit$100$250$20
US Traders?
60 Second Options60 Second Options Are A Rush at BossCapital
Early Close
Demo Account
RollOver
Double Up
24-7 Customer SupportGOptions Has Top Notch Support
Telephone Support
Live Chat
Forex Pairs
StocksStockPair is the leader in Stock vs Stock trading, aka Pair Options
Commodities
Android / Google Appx
Apple / Ipad / Iphonex
RegulationYes - CFTCNoYes - Isle of Man
Minimum Trade$1$5-10$1
Minimum Withdrawal$100$30$20
ReviewLearn MoreLearn MoreLearn More
VisitTrade NowTrade NowTrade Now

Learn more about US Friendly Brokers

  • MarketsWorld -MarketsWorld is quietly becoming one of the best all around binary options brokers. Real regulation by a legit governing body, fair binary options and smooth deposits and payouts.
  • Finpari – This SpotOption broker operates out of Ireland and gives U.S.A traders a reliable place to trade using the SpotOption trading platform. Finpari accepts US traders and the minimum deposit is $250.
  • Nadex – The one USA regulated binary option broker that is based in the USA. NADEX only accepts traders from the US. They are regulated by the CFTC. They have quickly became one of our favorite brokers as they are working to turn the industry around. They do not take the other side of your trade. Instead, they make their money on a fee for each trade whether you buy or sell.

*24Option.com stops accepting USA traders June 13th – after Banc De Binary is sued by the CFTC

  • Banc de BinaryJan 20th, 2013 update – Banc De Binary Stops Accepting New US Traders – After being fully regulated by CYSEC and rumored to be in discussions with the CTFC, BDB stops accepting US traders. With payouts up to 90%, Banc de Binary is one of the highest-return US binary options brokers online. They offer a number of attractive features. If you deposit a minimum of $500, you’ll gain access to a practice account. You’ll have an opportunity to “learn the ropes” of binary trading before risking your own capital. You’ll also receive an instant 50% trading bonus (up to $50,000) that you can use toward your trades. Banc de Binary’s trading platform is simple to use and presents all the information you need in an easy-to-digest format. Visit Banc de Binary and claim your 50% bonus when you register your account.

Binary Option Brokers Headquartered In The US

Earlier, we mentioned that nearly all US-friendly binary options brokers are headquartered outside the U.S. To that end, many of the brokers mentioned in the above list operate from Cyprus or the UK.

We’ve only found one that actually maintain their headquarters within U.S. borders: Nadex.com. Nadex.com is based in Chicago. They offer a web-based trading platform through which you can trade numerous indices (U.S., Korea, Germany, etc.), several currency contracts, and a wide range of commodities. The average return on in-the-money trades is currently 75%. You can request access to a $25,000 demo account to practice before placing your own capital at risk.

Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right binary broker. The payouts, promotions, and other features will play an important role in your long-term profitability. We recommend that you get started by creating an account at three or four of US binary options brokers we’ve profiled above.

Recognized by the CBOE as a legitimate way to trade options, binary option trading has become one of the fastest-growing ways to participate in the exchange markets. No longer are you forced to buy and hold shares of a particular stock. No longer are you obligated to devote large sums of capital to purchasing an asset you hope will rise in value. Trading binary options gives you an opportunity to make an “all or nothing” wager on whether a broad market moves up or down. Even better, you can do so without placing significant capital at risk.

Binary Options Regulation: What Rules Govern Them?

To understand the regulatory environment in which binary options trading exists, it’s important to be familiar with how they differ from traditional options. A conventional futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price. The trader essentially forecasts the price the asset will reach. As its spot price moves up or down, additional contracts can be bought or sold.

Online binary options trading works differently. It’s much simpler. You pick an asset, strike price, expiration date and time, and decide whether you think the spot price will end up above or below the strike. If you choose correctly, you win the trade. Choose incorrectly, and you lose. You don’t own the asset. Instead, you are merely betting on the movement of the asset’s price, or the broader market represented by it.

With this in mind, binary options can be regulated in one of two ways. First, they can be regulated as financial instruments, which allows them to be bought and sold in countries where online gambling may be prohibited. Alternatively, they can be regulated as fixed-odds betting. Think of the US regulated sites like Nadex where they are officially the North American Derivatives Exchange which is fully regulated but offers a completely different type of trading experience than the fun, fast binary option trades we are all doing right now. This is because the binary option contract offers the trader an “either or” (up or down, win or lose) outcome. The risk and potential return are known upfront.

The U.S. regulatory environment has been unfriendly to online gambling over the past decade, and particularly so during the last few years. There are signs that this may change in the near future. However, most US-friendly binary trading sites have chosen to headquarter their operations outside the U.S. in countries such as Cyprus. Today, in 2016 from the traders seat there is nothing illegal about trading binary options from the USA as long as the state and local governments do not prohibit it.

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Guest1
8 days 22 hours ago

Does anyone have any experience with Dalton Finance and their Binary options program?

 
Martin
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Martin
1 month 27 days ago

Has anyone had any experience with Bank of Options (bankofoptions.com)? I’ve recently been trading with this broker and they’ve actually made me money. However, I’m having challenges with them not honoring my withdrawal requests. I accepted no "bonus" or leverage money. All the funds in my account are mine. Please advise anyone. Thanks.

 
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GeorgeOrwell
3 months 26 days ago

I am reluctant to try Binary Options as number one: I do not think I will get a 1099 as a US trader, number two, it seems too much like gambling, and number three, I am not sure I would get the hang of it very well.

 
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alison paddon-hicks
6 months 24 days ago

Hi,

Has anyone heard of Bank of Options or Ivory Options who are advertising to manage Binary Options Accounts. Is this a scam? Ive never invested in Stocks & Shares and stumbled across and adult promising risk free insured investing and I’m sceptical. Any advice very welcome – urgently! Many Thanks in Advance.

 
Jaja
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Jaja
1 month 26 days ago

Ivory options is a complete scam they didthe same thing to me wanting me to deposit more and they did not give me my profits when i tried to withdraw they are thieves

 
randy
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randy
1 year 18 days ago

Anyone have any experience with Stewart Green and Smartprofits ?? thx

 
Johnathan P.
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Johnathan P.
1 year 18 days ago

Marketsworld has developed an iOS application. It really is a great broker, however they just don’t offer as many types of trades. The only ones they have are High/Low.

I trade with them all of the time though and they are very professional and payout in decent time.

 
Cherie
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Cherie
1 year 3 months ago

For newcomers from the US who wants to trade with Boss Capital,
Unfortunately, they aren’t accepting any new traders from the U.S because of current regulations or they are getting regulated. So this leaves a dilemma for me and others who are from the U.S and are looking to start off building some trading experience. However, it seem like there is a huge crackdown on these websites from the CTFC or some other U.S federal trade gov agency. Anyhow, is there any other binary option trading website that U.S newbie traders can go too?

 
Udom Budda
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Udom Budda
3 months 16 days ago

Marketsworld.com is regulated from UK. Goptions.com is scam. I can not withdraw my money from Goptions.com

 
Wayne
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Wayne
1 year 4 months ago
!!! FRAUD ALERT!!!!!!<<>> Citrades is a scam! Straight Fraudulent shady outfit! They have a couple of US rejects over there to handle their US customers..one from Brooklyn NY and another one from California…allegedly. I started my account with $2500 they gave me a $4000 bonus. So I had $6500 to trade. It took me 2 weeks to get the account to $33k. Thew pressed me to send them more money for their “VIP” account by adding another $50k to the account. I played along telling them I would only do $30k contingent upon them allowing me to withdraw $5k now,… Read more »
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Landon
9 months 3 days ago

Wayne, thanks for the info. Sorry to hear they scammed you. What I’m more interested in is how you were able to grow your account to $33k! That’s quite a success rate! Please tell us your “system” you used! Thanks!

 
solomon
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solomon
1 year 8 months ago

can someone give me information about mycashbot….is it a scam

 
Omar
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Omar
1 year 3 months ago

Total Rubbish! It Crashed On Me Several Times And It Lost Money.

 
ANDREW ROSS
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ANDREW ROSS
1 year 9 months ago

CVCoption.com or CVC Option ARE FRAUD AND SCAM. YOU WILL NOT SEE YOUR MONEY OR ANY PROFITS. IF YOU NEVER WANT TO SEE YOUR MONEY AGAIN THEN DEPOSIT WITH CVCOPTION.COM. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

 
kevin trimmier
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kevin trimmier
2 years 6 months ago

doing some homework research on a broker, does anyone deal with or has ever dealt with RBOptions? any information would be appreciated/

also, does anyone know any information about ProBinary robot software?? these two co-inside together but there isn’t enough information readily available.

 
MrB
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MrB
11 months 4 days ago

RB Options will not accept US clients

 
Julia Walker
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Julia Walker
3 years 4 months ago

Hallo,

We would like to advertise on your website.

Please contact us back

Julia Walker

 
William Hutcheson
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William Hutcheson
3 years 4 months ago

I cannot find any rating for trading247.com. However, I was able to find that the owner of the site is a US company and the trading platform (internet site) is also in the USA while the company operates from Australia. Does anyone have any more information about trading247.com?

 
ian goodchild
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ian goodchild
3 years 5 months ago

Is anyone else having current withdrawel request from banc de binary , I’ve been waiting since 26 th now , never had a problem before , no answer /communication from Banc de Binaryb , now becoming concerned .

 
Doug
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Doug
1 year 8 months ago

Hi Ian..

I had a big problem withdrawing all my money (400.00) after 3 months of aggravation and frustration. I had my attorney friend write a nasty gram and mysteriously my funds suddenly showed up in my bank account 3 days later. Do not trust banc de binary at all. You need to be diligent & threaten them with legal action or nothing will happen.

 
Lee Crabtree
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Lee Crabtree
3 years 9 months ago

I would like to know about Cititrader.com. They have an impressive platform.

 
Chris
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Chris
9 months 7 days ago

In the 5th comment I believe Wayne might be calling that site a scam but misspelled it.

 
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