Binary options are a type of option in finance whereby the payoff can have only 2 possible outcomes: one is a fixed monetary amount of an asset, and two, nothing at all. In finance, options are contracts that grant a buyer or owner the right to buy or sell an underlying asset at a given strike price on or before a certain date. In other words, binary options are estimates of the performance of underlying assets during a specified period of time. A person who has a strategy (when he or she trades digital options) can greatly increase his/her odds of success and in turning a profit. Still, it is important to be realistic and to understand that there can never be a guarantee of success.

To have a better understanding of how binary option trading works, one should know about how investments generally work in other trading markets. In many types of investment, the person who invests is the one who buys the asset he/she invests in, and the value of the loss and profit will be based on the dynamic value of the asset. He/she makes a profit if he/she decides to sell the asset back to the market when its monetary worth increases, and loses money if he/she does so when his/her assets value decreases. In this form of investment, an investor needs to continually monitor and worry about when to sell and when to move out of the market. This is done to prevent the investors account from being exposed to a volatile market. In binary option, trading is done on the market and not in the market. This trading method is not as stressful because one is only monitoring the movement of the asset for a specified amount of time.

In general, there two types of strategies in binary trading, they are: strategies that are determined by betting models; and those that predict where the market goes. The first type of strategy suggests that making use of certain patterns in investment amounts and correct timing can make a profit no matter what -- regardless of the trader's ability to make market predictions. It also presumes that one can create his/her own option buying strategy in some circumstances, this is done to increase the chances of winning. The second type of strategy is based on basic statistical and technical evidence that in certain situations, the market is likely to move in one direction (versus the other direction).