Binary options trading, while surging in popularity, is still relatively 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. 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 2015

Broker ReviewsBlackList RatingEarly ExpiryAvg ReturnsMin Trade / DepositUSA?RatingsTrade Now
80-85%$10
$200
 
75-83%$10
$200
 
83%$5
$200
 
70-90%+$1
$20
 

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.
CherryTrade
Goptions
MarketsWorld

Comparing Three Top Picks

Feature
Feature
Rating
 
 
 
PlatformSpotOptionSpotOptionMarketsWorld
Returns (In The $)78-85%72-87% 75-91%
Returns (Not in $)0-15%0-15%0-10%
Min Deposit$200$200$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 AppHerex
Apple / Ipad / IphoneHerex
RegulationNoNoYes - Isle of Man
Minimum Trade$10$5-10$1
Minimum Withdrawal$100$30$20
ReviewLearn MoreLearn MoreLearn More
VisitTrade NowTrade NowTrade Now
  • GOptions – Highly regarded as one of the best binary options brokers in the business. Accepts US traders and the minimum deposit is $100. Demo accounts are available completely risk free. All you have to do is make a deposit and request a demo account. As long as you do not accept any bonuses or special offers that require you to trade a certain amount prior to withdrawing your deposit, it will be available anytime you wish. Goptions.com focuses on lightning fast payouts.
  • PorterFinance – Founded by industry experts who first launched TradeRush back in their most positive days now bring us a USA friendly binary option broker with easy deposits and payouts. Managed by the same team that brought you TradeRush back in 2011, PorterFinance is a young but quality US facing brand. A very user-friendly trading platform through which you can access four binary option types. Returns on short-term trades range between 70% and 85%, and you’ll receive a rebate on losing trades that ranges between 2% and 15%.
  • 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.

*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. 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 2015 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.


12 Comments » for US Binary Options Brokers
  1. Cherie says:

    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?

     
    • Caffeine says:

      Goptions and PorterFinance and CherryTrade are the leading brokers that accept US traders today. Also NADEX if you want a USA regulated site. MarketsWorld is good as well and uses a seperate platform.

       
  2. Wayne says:

    !!! 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, even tho I hadn’t fulfilled the trading requirement from the bonus I took to allow me to make withdrawals. They agreed and they actually sent me $5300 back. After that they froze my account so I couldn’t trade and
    kept pressing me about the $30k I was supposed to send them. I told them I’m not sending that until I feel more comfortable with them..they said OK and took the freeze off and I hung up with them. Right after I hung up…they began to churn and burn the account up!! The account balance went from $25k to $400 in a few days..and there was nothing I could do to stop it. Couldn’t get anyone on the phone during this time..no one answered my emails..or returned my phone calls. The only thing good is I did get my money back plus $2800….the bad news is they burned up all my other profits!!! If you see or are referred to CiTrades….RUN!!!!!!

     
  3. solomon says:

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

     
  4. ANDREW ROSS says:

    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.

     
  5. kevin trimmier says:

    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.

     
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  7. William Hutcheson says:

    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?

     
  8. ian goodchild says:

    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 says:

      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.

       
  9. Lee Crabtree says:

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

     

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