An Introduction to Nadex

Learn why Nadex offers a better way to trade the world's markets

Nadex is a different kind of financial exchange, one that you can fit into your life and trading style. 

Instead of paying commission to a broker, you trade as a direct member of the exchange and pay a low fixed fee per trade.

Instead of being restricted to one type of market, you can choose from 29 different markets across asset classes, including: 

  • Forex
  • Stock index futures
  • Commodities

Instead of worrying about risk, you choose your potential risk/reward before you place each trade, giving you a sense of control. 

Nadex is a secure, regulated exchange where you can always:

  1. Know that other traders don’t have an unfair advantage
  2. Know your maximum risk up front
  3. Trade as a direct member of the exchange with low, fixed fees
  4. Trade a wide range of the world’s markets from one screen

On top of that, we’re affordable for new traders, with free data, software, mobile apps, and lots of  educational resources.

Some highlights from the e-book:

Leveling the playing field

What "levels the playing field," so to speak, is that no matter how far the market moves against your position, you are never risking more than you can afford.

Imagine the price of gold one morning is $1195 per ounce and you believe it will go above $1200 by the afternoon. You buy a binary option that says the price of gold will be greater than $1200 at 1:30pm ET. Let’s say that binary cost $30 (excluding fees).

Even if some hard-to-imagine catastrophe caused the price of gold to plummet, like if the US Treasury suddenly decided to sell off Fort Knox at a discount, the price of gold might fall by hundreds of dollars, but your binary option would still only lose $30 plus fees.

We don’t do margin calls. We don’t have to, because you decide your maximum risk.

Many Markets, One Account

Nadex lets you trade multiple markets from one account and one software platform.

This lets you think about trading in new ways. For example, when there’s a selloff in stocks, the price of gold often goes up. It’s called a “flight to safety.” When stocks seem too risky, some investors may move their money into something they perceive as safe, like gold.

Instead of just watching that action as a spectator, on Nadex you can trade it. You can sell a binary or spread on a stock index and buy a gold contract at the same time. Or you can use a Nadex gold trade to offset a drop in your stock portfolio. And you can do it with guaranteed limited risk.

Predefined Risk, Level Playing Field, (Virtually) Unlimited Opportunity

We’re not brokers. We’re an exchange. That distinction guides how we view our members. We don’t push you to trade. By law, a CFTC-regulated exchange is prohibited from recommending trades, anyway.

Instead, we focus on two things:

Education and resources

First, we give our members accurate education and information so they learn how to trade, with self-confidence, and have opportunities to practice and improve.

Leveling the playing field

Second, we ensure they have a level playing field, with accurate data and order execution and robust, state-ofthe-art software, all for free.

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More Nadex Trading E-Books

Our trading e-books are available as a free download. From Binary Options 101 to advanced guidebooks on trading volatility and trend direction, our library of e-books gives you a solid education and a complete reference library for you to return to as you advance in your trading.

More Nadex Trading Resources

Trade Examples

The best way to learn how to do something is to see it in action. We have a growing library of real trades done on the actual Nadex platform by our experts. These are not hypotheticals. 

See screenshots and read the explanations of how traders think through their strategies and make their decisions. You'll see some trades that didn't go as planned—we want you to see how to control risk and even turn what looks like a losing trade into a profitable one. 


We offer weekly live webinars with expert educators trading the markets live in real time, answering your questions, and walking you through examples. 

Most of our webinars are free to anyone. We also have some advanced members-only webinars, to keep the class size small. If you want to attend, become a member for free by applying online at the link below. You can fund when you like, but start learning right now.

Trading Videos

Our extensive video library covers everything you need to become a confident trader.

From introductions to binary options, spreads, and the Nadex platform to in-depth classes on specific markets and trading strategies, you can learn at your own pace. 

And don't forget our YouTube channel, with new videos every week.