Trading the DAX index using binary options allows traders to utilize a limited-risk on a high volatility stock index. For those that are unfamiliar with the DAX, it tracks the performance of 30 of the largest German companies traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Nadex Germany 30 binary options use the DAX as the underlying instrument.
Trading the DAX Index Using Binary Options
After the Frankfurt opening, the Germany 30 > 12629 strike for the 5 am New York time expiration was sold at $75.50 with a risk of $25.50 per contract at 3:31 am New York time. The entry was simple — price was making lower highs and lower lows.
After entry, price retraced approximately ten points against the position and then a reversal bar to the downside formed. Then price fell dramatically — fifty points in less than five minutes. The trade was exited at $9.75 for a profit of $64.75.
However, this also highlights the volatility that is often experienced when trading the DAX and why limiting risk is crucial. Just as quickly as the market moved in the trader’s favor, it also could have moved against the trader. With binary options, the risk is locked in on entry. In this example, the trader could have only lost $25.50, which they paid on entry, if the market had went the other way.
Instead, the market moved in the trader’s favor and profits were locked in very quickly.
Note: Exchange fees not included in calculations.
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