Most Reliable 60 Seconds Strategy

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 by Tim Lanoue

I have seen a lot of interest in the original binary options 60 seconds strategy so I feel the need to keep feeding you guys more short-term trading strategies.  As you can guess from the title this is going to be a 60 second trading strategy and it is one I just recently came up with.  I have been testing it out lately and so far out of 750 trades I have had a 77% in-the-money, which is pretty good.  Below I will discuss everything that you need in order to use this strategy on your own.

Indicators Needed

What makes this strategy great for novice traders is all you need is one indicator, you don’t need a bunch of indicators that could potentially cloud up the charting solution.  The one indicator that we need is the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicator.  The main function of the MACD Indicator is to measure momentum that is associated with trends.  In the picture below you can see how we only place trades when we have short-term trends that developed momentum.

How To Apply the 60 Seconds Strategy

The signaling process with this strategy is very simple and only requires two steps.  The first step would be that we need our blue MACD line to touch or cross through our white MACD line, this is the signaling process.  In order to confirm this we make sure there is a candle that correlates with the direction of the blue line.  So if our blue MACD line crosses our white MACD line upward then we place a CALL trade if we have a bullish candle above it, and vice versa for PUT trades.



Recommended Time Frames, Expiry Times & Trading Hours

When watching the asset I like to have it on a one minute time frame since this is a binary options 60 second  strategy.  Recommended expiry times when using this strategy would be 30, 60 and 120 seconds, it works great all those expiry times.  In addition, when I am using this trading strategy I trade during the New York trading hours.

How To Change Settings on Indicators on

In order to change the settings of this indicator to the settings that I have on my chart you need to first add the indicator which can be found by add indicator.  Once you click that, scroll down until you see MACD and click on it.  In order to change the settings now you go to the exponential moving average and left click on it, select edit and change it to a period of 3.  Now go and left click on MACD in the box and click on edit.  Now change the short to 9 and the long to 20 and you are all set.  Changing indicator settings are relatively simple and will be something you will do often so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get use to changing these settings and tweaking these strategies so they are perfect for you.


As always traders, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below!

Rapid Fire Review – Binary Options Strategy for 60 Seconds Trading

Saturday, June 15th 2013 by Michael Freeman

Rapid Fire Strategy Review

The Rapid Fire Binary Options Strategy was developed by Ioption, a binary options broker. This strategy was created specifically for the 60 seconds trading feature. It combines the Pivot Points Probability Table with Support and Resistance  Strategy. The Pivot Point Table is used to predict trends based on past price levels for a given time, usually ranging between a day and months at time and Pivot Points were used long before binary options was first introduced.  In my personal experience I found that trading on 60 seconds is very risky and using the Pivot Points to predict a trend over 60 seconds is a gamble as trends become harder to spot the more we narrow the time frame in which we hold the asset for until it expires. Combining the Pivot Points with a 60 seconds strategy is the essence of the Rapid Fire Strategy and I personally don’t recommend following it with your trades.

Is there a profitable 60 Seconds Strategy?  Feature Review

The 60 Seconds Feature is now offered by most brokers including popular brands such as TradeRush and the XPMarkets, 24Options and many others.  Anyoption is one of the only brokers refusing to offer this feature and instead it seems that their main focus is on risk-reducing features like the Option+ and Dynamic Return which both are used to increase the profit on losing trades, which the 60 Seconds Feature in reality adds 2 additional risk factors with every trade:

60 Seconds Trading – Risk Factor 1  Trading on a short-time frame doesn’t allow a trader enough response time to enter a second trade in case the trend changes it’s course which if you compare to an hourly expiry where a trader can enter multiple trades during the hour and attempt to ‘break-even’ and save the trade given that with an hourly expiry the ‘window of opportunity’ for a response is bigger than with a 1 minute trade with binary options.

60 Seconds Trading – Risk Factor 2 Trading on a short-time frame doesn’t allow a trader to apply Fundamental Analysis or use Market Related Indicators for a price trend as it would be beyond impossible to predict a trend associated with anything from the “Macro” over  1 minute time frame.  Keep in mind that with most brokers you can switch the asset’s expiration from 1 hour all the way up to 1 month or even a year at a time. The longer you hold the asset for, the easier it becomes to identify a trend from the markets and associating your Fundamental Analysis research with the price movements displayed on the graph.

60 Seconds Conclusion

Over All my conclusion in regards to the 60 Seconds Feature is that it’s too risky, and can be easily classified as gambling. I don’t recommend using the Ioption Rapid Fire Strategy and instead I recommend focusing on an hourly+ binary options strategy such as the Double Profit BO Strategy with Candle-Sticks Charts and Correlation Analysis which also works great on hourly expiry trades!