A leading day trading platform for binary options

August 06, 2020
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Learn about the Nadex trading platform for desktop and mobile, and why it’s ideally suited to day traders.

Nadex is a prime platform for day trading. Risk is limited, but market access is not, with no pattern day trader rule and a wide range of contracts. Nadex is built for short-term trading – backed by innovative tech, the platform presents an abundance of opportunities for ambitious day traders.

An innovative trading platform for any device

Nadex lets you trade on any device so you can react to market movements and keep up the pace.

Nadex for desktop: you can log in to the Nadex platform from a desktop or laptop computer – it will run on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

NadexGO™ for mobile: NadexGO is a progressive web app – you log in the same way you would on a desktop or laptop computer, but from your mobile. This means there’s no need to download anything, and any updates happen automatically. The web app is compatible with Android and iOS, so you can access the same markets and features on the go. It can easily be added to your home screen for speedy access.

The Nadex platform is ideally suited to day trading binary options, as well as the other two Nadex products: knock-outs and call spreads. All three are limited-risk products with a built-in trading plan. With no pattern day trader rule, you can trade in and out of markets as you please.

Try trading anywhere, anytime with a Nadex demo account

Try Nadex for desktop and mobile with a free demo account. You’ll get $10,000 in virtual funds to try out day trading on our platform.

No pattern day trader rule

One of the key advantages of trading on Nadex is no pattern day trader rule. This means you can trade whenever the exchange is open, getting into and out of trades as you choose – all Nadex contracts allow you to close out early. You won’t be flagged as a pattern day trader (PDT) based on your Nadex account trading activity. This benefits you because:

  • You aren’t limited to fewer than four day trades within a five day period

  • You won’t have to hold $25,000 in your Nadex account (this is because you won’t be affected by PTD rules, and Nadex doesn’t offer margin accounts)

The regular trading hours for our platform are Sunday 6:00 p.m. - Friday 4:15 p.m. ET, giving you more flexibility as a day trader. Please note holidays can affect these hours, and trading is paused from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Monday through Thursday for end-of-day processing.

Meeting your need for speed: a platform designed for short-term trading

The Nadex platform was recently updated, offering faster load speeds and quicker order executions. It was designed by traders, for traders, so your needs come first. Logging in to the web platform is now approximately 80% faster*, and binary option/knock-out/call spread order tickets can be opened approximately 87.5% faster*.

* average load times - results may vary by client

Trading platform key features

In addition to speed, these are some of the key platform features you need to know about as a day trader: 

  • Clear, simple order tickets. Binary options, knock-outs, and call spreads have risk management built-in. This is important for day traders seeking opportunities in volatile markets – you can up the pace while keeping your maximum risk clearly in sight. Order tickets show you maximum possible profit and loss at a glance, excluding exchange fees.

  • Powerful charting. Our charts are highly customizable, with various built-in technical indicators and drawing tools. There are customization options for layout and appearance.

  • Easy navigation. The Nadex platform was designed by traders, for traders. You can easily navigate between contracts, orders, open positions, and history. You’ll be using the platform intuitively in no time.

Easy funding and withdrawals

It’s easy to fund your Nadex account so you can get trading on our platform – there are options for US and non-US residents. The quickest way to fund is simply by using a debit card. The minimum deposit amount is just $250, making the markets accessible to all traders. Depending on your funding method, it’s also quick to make withdrawals. See our guide to depositing and withdrawing funds.

What you can trade on the Nadex platform

On the Nadex platform, you can speculate on four underlying markets using limited risk contracts:

  • Stock indices

  • Forex

  • Commodities

  • Events

Learn more about the markets you can access with Nadex.

Open a Nadex account

Learn to trade on Nadex with a risk-free demo account and $10,000 in virtual funds.

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Learn to trade with Nadex

Get the low-down on trading with Nadex. Check out our YouTube channel.

Sign up for a webinar and delve into the platform with a Nadex expert.

Learn the basics of binary options so you’re ready to dive in.

Take a look at our platform walkthrough.

Learn more about technical analysis with Nadex.

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