Regulated Exchange

Nadex is a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization, subject to regulatory oversight by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Benefits of Trading on a Regulated Exchange

Subject to regulatory oversight by the CFTC
Based in the U.S.
Member funds held in segregated bank accounts, within the U.S.
Full transparency on every trade
No need for a broker

Trade Directly on the Exchange

Nadex is a regulated exchange in the U.S. where you can become a member and trade directly on the exchange as a retail participant.

We operate legally within the U.S. and can offer a layer of protection that other offshore binary option providers cannot give.

Designed primarily for retail traders, Nadex provides you with direct access to contracts based on a range of global markets – without the need of a broker to act as a middleman.

And we protect your funds by holding all member funds in segregated accounts with major U.S. banks.


What is an Exchange?

An exchange is a central marketplace, where buyers and sellers come together to trade.

Regulatory bodies, such as the CFTC, oversee each exchange to ensure there is fair and orderly practice at all times.

An exchange must remain completely neutral with respect to the activity that takes place on it. Nadex does not take positions on the markets and we do not serve as a counterparty to any trade.

What is the CFTC?

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is a government agency that oversees the regulation of futures, options and swaps trading on regulated U.S. exchanges.

The CFTC's mission is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices and systemic risk related to derivatives that are subject to the Commodity Exchange Act, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound markets.

Your Funds are Segregated at Nadex

We hold member funds in segregated bank accounts in accordance with CFTC regulations.

Member funds on deposit are held in accounts at BMO Harris Bank and Fifth Third Bank and are not co-mingled with our own operational funds.

Open an Account for Free Today

You can open an account with Nadex in less than five minutes. It’s free to open and there’s no obligation to trade.

When you are ready to start trading, you need to make a minimum initial deposit of at least $100. After your first deposit, there is no minimum deposit amount, but your account must have enough to cover the maximum potential loss you could incur on your open positions.

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Start trading today with your own Nadex account. No fees and initial minimum deposit only $100.

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