Best US Binary Options Brokers 2017 – Top Brokers Serving The US - Currently one of the best US binary options brokers competing in the market.When we began trading binary options back in early 2009, there were less than a dozen dedicated binary options brokers all told. And all of them aggressively competed in the US market. It was relatively easy to find one of the best US binary options brokers from among them. Indeed, they were basically all good brokers. Unfortunately, due to regulatory conflicts which make it extremely difficult to work in the US, this is no longer even close to the case. Starting in 2013, with the trend accelerating throughout 2016, and into the new year of 2017 many of the most popular, long-lived and reliable binary option brokers began dropping US clients and stopped serving that market altogether. The number of brokers competing in this industry has grown from less than a dozen, to well over 200 now. But with these regulatory conflicts it essentially forces brokers to choose between serving the US market exclusively, or serving the rest of the world but not the US market. It’s no surprise then that most brokers chose to offer their services to the larger European and global markets, exiting the US market. Luckily for us there are still a few good choices out there for those of us living in the states.

US Binary Options Brokers – Myth or Reality?

As far as true US binary options brokers — as in actually based in the US — there is only one, NADEX. With that said, NADEX binary options trading has very little in common with the kind of binary options trading which we’re all used to. It actually has more in common with trading traditional “vanilla” options contract trading than it does “normal” binary options trading. It is definitely for the more serious and/or professional investor. We think that this kind of trading will probably only appeal to highly experienced and professional traders. However, there is a completely free NADEX demo account you can get access to, and there is also a lot of information over there so you may want to check it out, if just for fun or out of curiosity.

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US Regulated Binary Options Brokers

And here again, there are no US regulated binary options brokers aside from NADEX. So if anyone ever tries to claim otherwise (and it has been known to happen) you should be very skeptical of their trustworthiness going forward. Now this situation may change at some point in the future, especially if binary options continue to become more popular and mainstream. Regulation is a poor proxy for reliability and trustworthiness at any rate (see US banking crisis or iOption bankruptcy for support). We have always believed that reputation and customer feedback (two sides of the same coin) are the more important and reliable indicators.

Best Binary Options Brokers for US Traders
Brokers Still Happily Serving The US Market

Since there really is but one “True” US-Based binary options broker. And the broker in question also being the only truly US-Regulated binary options broker, and as you may know from above that would be NADEX, which is a whole different ballgame when compared to standard binary options brokers for US and global clients. The dedicated, simplified binary options trading that we’re all used to has very little in common with NADEX trading.

Because there is–for all practical purposes–no real US-Based or US-Regulated binary options brokers, for those of us that live in the US and are binary options trading enthusiasts, well, in that case it really just comes down to who the best brokers that are still serving the US market are. None are regulated by EU regulators, of course. If they were then they wouldn’t be allowed to accept US clients. Hopefully this regulatory mess will work itself out in time.

It was actually difficult to even find these few solid brokers still accepting US clients. It’s getting pretty ugly out there for US binary options traders. But not all is lost! There are still a few good brokers out there serving US traders.

USBOinfo’s Best US Binary Options Brokers For 2017

#1 – BinaryMate | Visit BinaryMate | Rating 4.85/5.00

BinaryMate is our top pick for the best US binary options broker of 2017

#2 – 99Binary | Visit 99Binary | Rating 4.75/5.00

99Binary is currently one of the best binary option brokers for usa clients

#3 – TradeThunder | Visit TradeThunder | Rating – 4.65/5.00

TradeThunder is a popular and established broker serving the US binary options trading market

#4 – DineroLibre | Visit DineroLibre | Rating 4.55/5.00

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All four of the brokers presented above are great potential choices for any US-based binary options enthusiast (as we are ourselves). In most cases choosing from among these top brokers will come down to personal preferences. You really can’t go wrong by choosing any one of these guys.

While NADEX is currently the only true US regulated binary options broker, there are a small handful of the best US binary options brokers left to choose from. What is most important for US traders is being able to find a broker that is reliable and offers an outstanding service and trading platform. And we are confident that you would find that any and all of the brokers included in this list meet those standards. If you have had a different experience with any of these brokers, please share! We and our visitors want to hear about it! Good, bad, or ugly! We rely heavily on visitor feedback when considering inclusion and ratings.

Please feel free to share any of your own experiences with any of these brokers with the community by commenting below, or by using the contact us form

78 thoughts on “Best US Binary Options Brokers 2017 – Top Brokers Serving The US”

  1. I really wish belloptions hadn’t of turned out to be a scam i really enjoyed their platform and hearing the winning ring of the bell was a super great feature they had as well hopefully if they do come back they will do things right this time around I don’t think they will come back but it would be cool if someone started up a broker platform like belloptions

  2. We find your reviews the most accurate as it pertains to US clients seeking to find a trusted and established Binary Options Broker. We are a US trading group who have been trading binary options since 2009. In our years of experience trading Binary Options, we have found that the most importance aspect in a broker is their ability to pay withdrawals. Though all the bells and whistles count as far as platforms, percentages, bonuses, etc., this all doesn’t matter if the Broker is not or will not be able to pay your withdrawal request as promised. This is the bottom line. Bloombex is questionable in our experience for timely withdrawals. Whether a bonus was taken or not, the delay–they DO eventually pay you–withdrawal process is similar to many Binary Options Brokers. Even the popular ones.

  3. This is great stuff! I’ll always on the lookout for more than the basic, broker promo material posing as a “Review”, and instead have been looking for real, detailed reviews by someone who clearly knows what they’re actually talking about because they’ve traded there. Most sites seem to just copy/paste the brokers own promotional material and call it a “review”. Nonsense. I’m glad I found this site instead.

  4. Thanks. We were the victims of a major, high-level hack attack by an unscrupulous competitor who apparently did not like seeing my website name come back for queries related to binary options trading and brokers. And this person’s coding/hacking skills far, far exceed mine and it has brought income to zero…making things near impossible to even fix. I’m doing the best I can, but as I said, I’m no coder :-<

  5. Yes. When some less scrupulous competition saw us ranking highly in Google for a variety of terms that they apparently wanted more than us because they hired a highly-sophisticated hacker to, well, essentially ruin the site and bankrupt my small business that feeds my family. Some real nice guys out there. Ugh.
    We’re not sure if we can even come back from this one it’s so bad…though we certainly plan to try.

  6. Hi!
    I was trying to find a way to get an extra income. I have tried a lot of things that never worked and they all lost my money in no time..But now I can boost of making nearly $5000, down to maybe $4000 for every $500 i invest, roughly every 2 weeks!…I saw it here first over 5 months ago so I came back real quick to say thanks for the intro to binary options bro! And to give my fellow traders hope…lots of bullshit out there…but there is light at the end of the tunnel..and there ARE solid ways to basically make consistent profits trading binary options. Take care all!

  7. The answer to your question is currently somewhat ambiguous. They will tell you no. But if you get on their radar as a “Lead” to follow-up on then they will court you and when you tell them you’re in the US…a $500+ deposit and they will probably look the other way, so to speak. There are actually a few brokers out there taking limited US #’s of US clients on case by case basis. This is the word/rumor currently making its rounds among the industry insiders. A few names are mentioned, Porter Finance being another.
    We honestly DO NOT know the truth or fiction of these claims. We cannot independently verify it in most cases as we are US citizens ourselves.
    I do know they don’t come give you a spanking for asking, however, so I would go that route first. Just personally. ;-p
    Good luck whatever you end up doing brother!

  8. Binadroid tech support told me that their only U.S. Friendly broker is “” a google search revealed Tons of horror stories about Binarybook, so I asked Binadroid tech support to hook me up to a better U.S. Friendly broker, their response was they are currently arranging an alternative to binarybook, for U.S. Customers, but it isn’t ready yet.

    I have seen youtube videos of Binadroid being used with Cherrytrade, but Binadroid tech support tells me CHERRYTRADE NO LONGER TAKES AMERICAN CUSTOMERS. . . . Is this true?

  9. Yep.
    One. Exactly one. NADEX. And it is like nothing you’ve ever seen before when you read about and saw snapshots of binary trading platforms.
    They are a TOTALLY different ballgame. And certainly NOT something for retail level traders. NADEX is for investment banks, institutional investors, and the occasional EXPERT “Vanilla Options” contract trader looking to boost returns by dabbling in Binary Options.
    They are also used extensively by that same group for hedging purposes to partly offset a position or positions in their trading of the more flexible–and difficult to learn and practice properly…and profitably–standard option contract.

    And, just in case you hadn’t noticed…our US Regulatory groups are on Industry’s side, with the rules written to clearly reflect that. They are not, and never were, “Regulating” firms for the benefit of your measly, middle-class “loser” with no power to do anything about anything. Pretty common sense when you think on it for a few minutes. Then of course you have the “stellar job” they did in 2007-2008 and the leadup to that meltdown which we’re still near the trough (bottom) of…stock market performance over the last few years notwithstanding (as they disconnected from the “real economy”, as speculative markets always do, in every place and every time throughout history. When you “magically” create as much money as these last two clowns we’ve had in office, both presidential and the Head Fed. From Helicopter Ben…To Janet “50% dig the holes! 50% fill them back in, and we’ve solved unemployment and can all be rich!!!”
    And at least Ben knew at one point in his life–before he sold his soul for fame and fortune–that secular monetary inflation was bad with a capital B. Mrs. Yellen has no such grounding in reality, nor moral compass to guide her.
    Better make your money speculating (or ANYWHERE. Just make it!) because the economy will only continue to slowly worsen over the next 2-3 decades…
    Hmmm, I suspect I got a bit off-topic there. Luckily it’s my site so I’ll let it slide this time I guess 🙂
    Good luck in whatever you decide to do Sir!

  10. There are any regulated Binary Options platforms for U.S traders?
    I’m asking about companies that has offices in the U.S and not companies from abroad, I believe in a frontal communication and not over the phone.
    I’ll appreciate if someone can tell me about such a company.

    Thanks in advance,


  11. Seconded by Site Owner/Operator.
    We have received more complaints on this broker recently than probbly any other broker in the last 3-months. We ave NOT had the opportunity to do one of our “Undercover” reviews to see for ourselves how they perform but as it stands the overwelming evidence is NOT in their favor and we would have to recommend avoiding this broker!
    That won’t help you. But we appreciate your feedback because it is only real traders like ourselves and our visitors that can help each other out and protect each other from needless (non-speculation related) losses to “scammers”.

    If you’re from the US like US we recommend you check out this page “Binary Options Brokers For USA Citizens”
    If you live somewhere else–most of the world–then the list is somewhat different for recommendations. For now we can only most strongly recommend the EU-Regulated brokers listed on our front page and they have:
    1) The longest histories of honest operation (24Option was one of the “Original Dozen”, the first 12 brokers to dedicate themselves to strictly binary options). They are a great choice for anyone who can trade there.
    2) TopOption
    TopOption is the single most popular binary options brokers in the EU-Regulated category by a fair margin, based strictly on Alexa traffic/visitor/keyword/etc. stats
    3) More Good EU-Regulated Brokers:
    Boss Capital
    And More…
    With so many new brokers joining the fray, yet the market shrinking due to these silly regulatory conflicts that they can’t seem to agree on any standardization. Ugh, why do people put ANY faith in Regulatory Agencies anyway? Like they’ve done so well in the past?
    Anyway, getting off-track here.
    We have lots of good choices here, and some can be found/confirmed elsewhere, and of course it depends heavily on your current Country of residence.
    Good luck in all your trading activities, Sir!

  12. Well they don’t accept US clients so I only have the reviews of friends and readers living in the EU or, well, anywhere but the US.
    I have not heard great things about this company. Slow and always trying to talk you out of withdrawals, poor response times if your question isn’t important to THEM, and just an overall inferior broker with so many better choices out there these days. They certainly wouldn’t be our pick if we we’re looking for an EU-Regulated brand. Might want to either do some more “homework” on this one, or–my recommendation–move on and look for greener pastures…
    Good luck whatever you end up doing!

  13. I checked with them and they DO NOT accept us poor, deprived US-based binary options enthusiasts. It’s a raw deal!

  14. Legally it is no problem for you. It is a bit of a gray area but currently, if they “go after” anyone it is the broker who is “marketing to US residents”, apparently against our treaty with the EU or whatever. Politics, ugh.

  15. No, it wasn’t. That was right before they just ditched US clients altogether…so they already didn’t care about service to those clients. Shameful. I regret my part for sure, even though there’s no way I could have known how things would turn out. I still feel bad for those who got screwed though.
    Better luck in the future my friend! I know whether it’s forex, stocks, options, or whatever, you will have better luck next time. You really got the “short end of the stick” this time around man 🙁

  16. Ugh!
    Unfortunately…We have not gotten around to doing one of our full-length, detailed reviews of the CherryTrade trading platform, and most importantly, their customer/withdrawal service. They are near the top of our list but we’ve got 3 going already right now and we don’t like to have too many review periods running at once as the details of each can get mixed up in your head before you get the chance to write them down. In the heat of trading, everything else goes by the wayside haha. I hope you find a suitable match and wish you the best of luck in all your trading activities!

  17. Hello,
    You’ve probably done your own research–good–and chosen your own broker by now since i am getting to this just a little late…sorry about that sir…However, I personally switched to Porter Finance because they changed their platform just specifically so that they could continue to accept US clients. So you know they are in it for the long-haul and aren’t going to boot you two months after you sign-up.
    Over the last 3-Years I and my Friends have reviewed dozens and dozens of sites…from great, to good, to eh, on to just bad, and then worst of all is your rare, but extremely damaging to the industry as a whole–downright “bad apples”. Just plain scammers, con artists, coding scammers, and most often, all three together working to quickly but efficiently scam hundreds-of-thousands, to even millions in a couple cases I know of. The point is, I felt Porter was a good fit for me as a US-Based trader myself and their platform, good reputation, and reasonably fast withdrawals. I haven’t regretted my decision a bit so far. In fact I am reminded of a new and still evolving TradeRush back when they were new(ish), and see that same potential in Porter Finance, which is why we we are about to make the site changes we are, featuring Porter as our #1 broker overall, as well as definitely our #1 broker for US-Based traders (Review coming ASAP – we do 30-Day reviews that can only be “rushed” so much).
    I hope that helped!

  18. Unfortunately, as a client of GOptions myself when the change took place…and you know the answer to your own question by now anyway…but yes, everyone based in the US has gotten the boot and no more will be or have been accepted. GOptions screwed a lot of people with this transition, including this writer (for about $2,000 actually), so I certainly don’t have anything positive to say about them!
    Good luck in your trading activities sir!

  19. No. Absolutely NOT. It is definitely a “legal gray area” for the brokers and banks that deal with them. But as for the the individual trader? It is absolutely, unequivocally NOT illegal for you to trade binary options wherever you want with whoever you want. Don’t let anyone (but a Govt. source/law/code in your face) tell you otherwise.

  20. Yes! It’s inexcusable but you are correct and much of that information is now “out-of-date” or even just plain wrong in some cases. With the binary options market changing so drastically and quickly over the last 6-months or so we fell behind…and never caught back up. No excuses. Just poor blogging that we intend to make up for I’m happy to say!

    We are “fixing” all the problems you mentioned and a lot more besides. When we’re done this will be the most up-to-date, honest and reliable place to get your binary options information on the internet! And we’re proud of it! (well okay…we WILL BE…proud when it’s actually done haha).
    So stay tuned and you’ll be seeing a lot of changes (all good we think) around here, as well as new reviews, new brokers, updated US-Friendly lists, and more “live-blogging” with our traders, as well as the publication of more strategy-based articles and stories. I hope that helps! Clear things up if nothing else.

  21. Yes. The binary options market has changed drastically over the last year…shamefully, we have not kept completely up, and still have brokers listed in places they shouldn’t be…pages of brokers accepting US clients when they do not even do so anymore…
    We are in the process of fixing stuff like that over the next week or so hopefully, so that we may reflect the most honest and up-to-date information out there. Not the honest but outdated content currently populating too much of the site for our liking. Thanks for your interest and your comment!
    Good luck with all your trading activities sir!

  22. Never heard of them, no feedback at all, and make some “shady” sounding claims. I would in all good conscience have to advise my readers and visitors to stay FAR away from this place. For now at the very least. Let others take the risks and put their hard-earned money on the line to see what this company is all about. That’s my advise and I’m sticking to it 🙂

  23. Hello,
    Yes, after a little research it would appear that TradeThunder IS still accepting US clients. And more choice/competition for those of us who are US-Based binary options enthusiasts is always good news, better service, and more honest service! When you’ve got dozens of competition nipping at your heels ready to take your spot, you are going to more inclined towards reliability, customer service, and generally providing a “better” binary options trading experience than many of their competitors.
    The bad news is…We’ve never had any experience with TradeThunder, and most certainly haven’t done one of our full-length, detailed reviews on them and their service.
    Back to some good news? They have talked us into doing one of our famous, full-length, highly-detailed reviews of their platform and service. This is where we open a real account–usually with $300–at the broker to be reviewed…we don’t say anything to the broker about who we are or what we are doing, of course…and then we trade away for roughly 30-Days, making sure to try as many assets, all asset classes, and contract types offered as we can with our limited funds (if we go bust too early…we may not get a chance to try everything. That is a RARITY though, and hasn’t happened in quite a while because we now exercise careful money management in addition to our standard money management practices we use with all kinds of trading/financial speculation. IMO binary options require a “special”, different kind of money management than standard trading practices advise (a future post to watch for).
    Good luck out there!

  24. any comments about “finpari” , they advertise paypal transactions and 1 hour withdrawals .

  25. Just tried to download app from Boss Capitol. As I tried to open an account, a message popped up saying they are not accepting from my area. I suppose because I live in the U.S.

  26. It’s late October 2015. Can you share the current brokers US traders can use? I know there have been many changes, so I’m asking. Thank you.

  27. Hello

    I am US resident and need to deal with a broker based in EU and accepts US based traders. Legally no prob for me to do so ? thanks in advance.

  28. If i currently have an account with a broker (Goptions) and they close their doors on US traders in the future how will this affect my existing account? Will only new U.S. traders not be able to set up an account?

  29. Would you recommend Cherry Trade after you have done your 30 day trial period with them. My biggest concern about Trading Binary Options is not being able to withdraw my funds due to Regulations for US Traders. I’m okay with taking risks as I trade; However, the internet is filed with scammers and misleading information. If you have any insight, I would greatly value your opinion.

  30. I have bee options. I am in the U.S. When requesting part of my deposit, it took over 2 weeks for it processed, another week for me to actually see it, 3 wks to actually get my money. Is this the normal time frame? I read previously that bee options aren’t on your “high” list. From reading I am wondering if I should change brokers. To me, a fast withdrawal means I get my money within the same week as request.

  31. Yep. I am (or was) both a customer and an affiliate for them because I believed in their service. Then, with no warning at all, they sprung this on us US traders (I myself am a US trader) and screwed their US affiliates at the same time. It’s too bad, they were a good broker for US traders and when they first launched the brand they promised it would be exclusively for the US and other English-Speaking countries only. They lied in other words.
    Good luck in your hunt!

  32. That’s exactly what happened. The industry is going through a huge overhaul right now and I haven’t done as good a job as I should in keeping up with those changes. It all comes down to a silly regulatory tiff between the EU and the US…and us US binary options enthusiasts (of which I am one) are left struggling to find a new broker that will:
    1) Even accept us as customers
    2) Is reliable and trustworthy
    3) Has a decent platform and trading setup & asset selection

    I’m just getting back to work on fixing all these inconsistencies right now. But you are right to point them out and everyone who stops by here deserves my deepest apologies for having out-of-date information on the site.

  33. Hello, so i just reached out to three of the brokers you mentioned that still accept US traders: Boss Capital, Magnum Options, and Trade Rush and they all advised they no longer accept US traders. I currently have a demo account with Nadex, but like you said they are obviously for the more advanced trader and I find myself over my head with them.

    I think since the last update from this thread, new regulations have come out eliminating US based binary options brokers as I have literally contacted at least 10, none of which will accept me.

    Looking for an easy to use platform with a U.S. based brokers?


  34. It’s official, Boss Capital is no longer accepting U.S. clients. Evidently, if you already had an account with them, they won’t kick you out but they are not accepting new clients from the U.S. anymore. However, as I experienced first-hand with forex brokers, once they start down that road, it’s only a matter of time before they will close out ALL their U.S. accounts as well. Ugh.

  35. I think that Optimarkets is having financial troubles, and is therefore delaying and putting off their clients and affiliates when it comes to paying out. Then, when they get enough money, they make a payment to someone… Not a solid business model.
    I would stay away from this broker for now and see whether they are able to stabilize their business model or not…and go under as so many others have.
    Thanks for the tip off Joao!

  36. Is Optimarkets a scam? I funded my account with $ 500 dollars. i never trade. I want my money back. They go not want give my money back. What I should do?

  37. Can you elaborate?
    Nearly 100% of the accusations to be found on the internet, and which we receive, are short on facts and long on…well, nothing. See your own post as an example.
    In 99.5% of these cases it is either operator error (i.e. – the traders own fault), a failure to read the requirements associated with accepting deposit bonuses, or even be totally foolish and take advice from, or even let the broker itself do your trading for you. In those cases, well, those folks simply deserve to lose their money imo. We have a somewhat low threshold for idiots and the willfully ignorant here at USBOinfo, and so our sympathy quotient can be quite low for some of the described “complaints” above.

    However, with all that said, we in fact DO receive a fair number of legitimate, serious or significant complaints regarding various brokers all the time. None of them are represented on our website. If they were represented here (and this certainly has happened–more than once in fact–and the brand receives too many minor or even just one or two major, legitimate complaints against a broker then they are promptly removed from all parts of our site, USBOinfo, as well as immediately stopping any other representation or promotion of the brand we may have going elsewhere. The point being that no broker that deals in binary options, and then fails to follow through with good client services and a truly “no hassle” withdrawal policy (no over-pressure to cancel withdrawal. Or worse yet, the onesd who see a pending withdrawal and instead of processing it they call you and try to get you to deposit even more! It’s a very very competitive business so some “hard sell” tactics are to be expected but the behavior described above is not the behavior of a top-level binary options broker for USA traders, or indeed binary options enthusiasts world-wide.

    I am always happy to answer any questions readers/visitors have any I have varyingly close relationships with most of the brokers represented on our site. Both the deservedly promoted, as well as the “to-be-avoided” alike. If we can intervene and use our “power” as a popular binary options website for mostly new and/or potential traders. AKA, potential new clients. I have used that leverage in the past to help readers resolve REAL, legitimate and serious complaints against brokers which we represent/promote.

    Good luck to you no matter what you end up doing: finding a good broker to trade with, go with one of our “USBOinfo’s Broker Guarantee” brokerages (any of our “Top-Rated *********** Brokers” (i.e. – “Top EU-Regulated Brokers” list on the site-wide sidebar and elsewhere. And the equivalent “Top US-Friendly Brokers”. Anyone in those two list is fully covered by our Broker Deposit Guarantee. Meaning, of course, that should you be defrauded in any way by a broker/brand we represent and promote as a quality broker, we will, as a last resort, simply pay you ourselves (Minimum Deposit Amount…which is never a bad idea to start with when testing/trying a new broker).

  38. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. Those are some important questions there my friend.
    You see, you’re really asking about two entirely different types of trading, and as a result entirely different kinds of brokers.
    1) NADEX
    NADRX is actually the one and only true US-Regulated binary options broker. But they also aren’t what we think of when we think about binary options trading. They are almost exclusively for the more advanced and/or professional or institutional investors/speculators. It’s a whole different ball game. On the other hand…they do offer a free demo, so if you’re curious anyway, you can check them out for free. No deposit or any strings attached.

    2) TradeRush & Magnum Options (both owned by the same great, financially sound parent company BTW, a nice reassurance financial wise. They own a total of 5 brokerages now I believe, so you’ll never have to worry about your deposits/withdrawals with any broker owned by these guys) are both great options, just different, and possibly for different audiences.
    For instance, if, like me, you are a US-based binary options trader then that narrows your list down to Magnum Options, as TradeRush cannot accept US traders due to the regulatory conflicts currently existing between the two areas.
    I gotta run but I’ll be back soon if more questions!

  39. I have been looking into binary options for a while now. Currently looking at Nadex, TradeRush, and Magnum Options but don’t know which would be best or if any can offer any experiences they have had with any of the three.

  40. They cannot accept US clients. No regulated broker can legally accept US clients. The EU vs. US regulatory scene regarding binary options is an absolute disaster at the moment. Completely incompatible with each other.
    Incompetent lawmakers? Nah, it couldn’t be, could it? haha 😉
    Your Proud Capitalist Pig.

  41. Not at all. In fact it makes them (and the others owned by the same parent company which you didn’t mention) more reliable, much much more financially sound and therefore trustworthy with your deposits. The two companies you named are owned by the same parent company that owns TradeRush, one of the most respected and successful binary options brokers ever to occupy the market.
    With that kind of success behind them you have some great benefits:
    1) The experience of running THE largest (by depositors, before they were forced to drop US clients in 2014), and one of the most successful binary option brokers in the history of the business. That kind experience, and more importantly, that kind of financial backing is priceless in this industry. These are brokers that you KNOW are in the financial position to be able to pay all their account holders, business expenses, and even affiliates/refer-a-friend program expenses. No problem or even any question of a problem arising. These guys are as financially solid as it gets.

    Long story short: No, there is nothing illegal about owning more than one broker, nor more than it is illegal to own more than one McDonalds or any other business. And the same address thing was thoroughly addressed above (probably overly so eh? I tend to go on…lol)
    Best of luck to you in all your trading activities though!
    Come on back and pay us a visit some time when you have a solid, experience-based little review you can give about any broker you choose to work with, if any at all.

  42. I know at least 2 (Boss, Magnum) are based in the UK, under the same address actually. I don’t know if that makes any less legal.

  43. I’m sorry but Banc de Binary does not/cannot currently accept US traders. This is due to the current regulatory conflicts between the laws as written by EU regulators vs. those by US regulators. They simply aren’t compatible. What this silly situation means is that brokers are faced with only two choices, neither of them preferable.
    Brokers can either:
    a) Accept EU-Regulation – And be barred from accepting US clients
    b) Decline EU-Regulation – And be able to accept US clients…but lose much business to competitor “Regulated” firms (Europeans tend to place much more trust and faith in their regulatory bodies than Americans do. And therefore tend to value “regulated” firms more highly. Erroneously I might add.)

    We have a kind of “Top 5” list of brokers that currently DO accept US clients here though. These are brokers with solid reputations for reliability and honest dealing.

    We here at USBOinfo place a high value on reputation and the client feedback we receive from depositing customers with these brokers. Or any other broker you may want to leave feedback about for that matter, listed on this website anywhere or not. Your reader contributions are what make us the great community of information we are!

  44. Im a beginner i was going to try banc de binary is this a good brooker im from the us

  45. Hi Robert,
    Funny you should mention that. We are currently reviewing their services and platform using our standard 30-day “Trial Period”, and then of course the all important withdrawal test.
    We are a little over a week into our trial period so you should expect to see a fully detailed review on them in the coming weeks. If we agree with your (and others we’ve gotten positive feedback from regarding the broker CToption). In fact, it was all this positive feedback our readers and visitors were sending us that brought them to our attention in the first place.

    We rely heavily (as it should be) on our readers and visitors feedback regarding brokers and related services. There is no better indicator of a service’s quality and reliability than the feedback we receive from other real life traders, trading with real (not demo) funds. These folks “reviews” are extremely valuable to the community as a whole. So we here at USBOinfo, on behalf of all your fellow binary traders thank you for your feedback and suggestions.

  46. Hi Mason,
    Here’s the deal. There is currently a conflicting regulatory mess which exists between EU (and the rest of the world) regulatory bodies and US regulatory bodies. A real friggin mess for brokers (and traders). I’ll try to provide a “quick and dirty” explanation below.

    At this time binary options brokers are being faced with a very very difficult decision. They have only two choices, and both choice are bad, so they must individually decide which path is less bad for them personally.

    Currently binary options brokers can either:
    1) Brokers who want to operate in the US currently must NOT accept any form of EU-Regulation. Any broker who accepts regulation can then only operate in the EU and most of the rest of the world, but not the US. If a brokers wants to accept US clients then they are not allowed to accept EU-Regulation (and there is no US regulations in place yet, at least not workable, sensible ones that will last. Like we’ve said many time…the EU/US regulatory conflict mess right now is a disgrace for US regulators. All we can do is hope they get their sh*t together relatively soon. Remember, this is exactly how it was when Forex first hit the retail scene. But they eventually got it together and now Forex trading is trusted, widely recognized and utilized for of investing or speculation, and has a US regulatory structure that is basically in-line with that of the EU. Which is exactly what we need and want for the binary options industry. But for now…we don’t.
    2) They can accept EU-Regulation in exchange for being able to loudly advertise that fact to their potential EU-Based clients. And it works. Folks in the EU are more trusting and have more faith (for no good or discernible reason) in financial regulation that those in the US (who, on average anyway, are more aware of the fact that financial regulation is actually just a fraud which is meant to raise barriers to entry (sorry about getting into the nerdy economics talk, but it’s necessary), and protect the larger donors/institutions at the expense of potential new entrants to the market and the smaller players. Regulatory bodies are certainly, most definitely NOT there to protect you or any other consumer. Don’t play the fool and fall for that nonsense. Reputation > Regulation, any day of the week my friend.

    Now, with all that out of the way so that you have a better understanding of the current atmosphere out there in the binary options world, The short answer to your question is no, neither Boss Capital or ANY OTHER broker accepting US traders is regulated. Not a single one. If anyone claims otherwise, they lying and you should run away fast from that company. It is illegal for a regulated binary options broker to operate in the US or accept US clients for the time being, unfortunately.

    Boss Capital is a great choice for those of us based in the good ‘ol US of A for sure, and a very solid choice for anyone else as well, from anywhere else in the world (as long as you can speak English – they plan to expand support/platform languages soon they tell me). You can read our latest review of their services and trading platform on the page found by following this link:
    *** Boss Capital Review ***
    Best of luck to you in all your trading activities! And please feel free to stop by with questions or broker feedback anytime!

  47. I wold like you to check out CTOption .. then place them among these reputable names. That outfit is great! Thanks.

  48. Hello; I want to open a trading account with boss capital and I want to know if they are regulated and if a have problem with withdrawal?

  49. Hi there!
    Out of the brokers you listed I would go with TradeRush, hands down. They have a 3-year history behind them now of top-notch customer service and timely, hassle-free withdrawals. In this very lightly regulated industry, a reputation like TradeRush’s is priceless.
    They were in fact my own personal broker for almost 2-years, until they had to stop accepting US clients due to the current regulatory mess that exists between the US and the EU regarding binary option. Hopefully they figure it out and get on the same page soon(ish) [After all, this is the government we’re talking about here…nothing gets done fast]. Because right now us USA binary options enthusiasts are getting the shaft. Although luckily, for now at least, there are still a handful of great brokers available to US-Based traders. But that’s not something you have to worry about…so TradeRush it is in my never-so-humble opinion 😉

    However, of the other brokers you listed, I also don’t have much if anything bad to say about Magnum Options and GOptions.
    They are also both solid brokers in our opinion. Best of luck to you with your trading no matter where you end up doing it at!

  50. I have been looking for a legitimate tustworthy binary option broker. and a forex broker that accepts us clients…. for binary options I have Eztrader. iQoptions, trade rush, magnum options, ukoptions and gooptions.
    please let me know which one out of these you recommend.

  51. It is absolutely legal for US residents (myself included) to participate in binary options trading. It is, however, one big regulatory mess right now with EU and US regs conflicting so badly that broker can either operate in the EU and not accept any US clients, or they can forego EU-Regulation which is a turn-off for many in the EU market, meaning lost business. So brokers have to make a near impossible choice right now: Operate in the lucrative US market, but potentially lose too much business to those who believe that regulations actually protect them personally (LOL!!!). Or, they can accept the conflicting EU-Regulation, and as a result not be allowed to accept any US clients. A tough choice for any business to have to make.

    But to get right to the heart of your question: Once again yes it is perfectly legal for US residents to trade in binary options. Where the shady legality comes in is that any firm not falling under US regulatory supervision cannot legally market their services directly at US citizens…a charge hard to prove in most cases. The whole regulatory scene is a mess right now, just like FOREX was 15 years ago I’d say. It will all get worked out in due time but in the meantime it does kind of limit us US-Based binary options enthusiasts! I hope this helped clear things up a little anyway. Getting into the details would be (and probably will be at some point) a whole long article by itself.
    Anyway, best of luck to you whatever you do and in all your trading activities!

  52. From the Nadex site: LEGAL FOR US RESIDENCE tag
    Can offshore “brokers” trade with US residents?
    In the case of off-shore platforms offering binary options to retail customers
    in the United States, the answer to this question is a resounding “No”.
    As the Director of Enforcement for the CFTC stated in connection with a recently
    filed lawsuit:
    “It is against the law to solicit U.S. persons to buy and sell commodity options,
    even if they are called ‘prediction’ contracts, unless they are listed for trading
    and traded on a CFTC-registered exchange or unless legally exempt.”
    I find conflicting info. Is it legal for US residents to trade binaries or not? Is NADEX
    WRONG and just fear mongering. Are they using old or inaccurate info?

  53. Any signal service that makes you sign up and deposit with one of their chosen brokers, and ONLY their chosen brokers, then it is a scam service. They get paid by those brokers for every new customer they get as a result of the “Signals Service” in question. Their signals are no good, nor do they care if they are any good because they made their money the minute you signed up.
    There are VERY FEW good signal services out there. And every one of them costs a significant monthly subscription fee.
    You are being steered wrong my friend. I advise you to stay far away from this service you describe (though without knowing more about it I cannot say for sure that it’s one of the majority “bad ones”).

  54. A signal service I was considering recommended two brokers taking US clients: BeeOptions or CITrades. From remarks already noted here, I am not considering BeeOptions. Does any one have an opinion about CITrades. Thanks.

  55. Unfortunately, I cannot currently provide you with an honest answer to that question. I have never traded with them, and when we tested them out on our site for awhile, some of our visitors did not seem very pleased with their experiences. Not a lot of complaints, but if the complaint is legit then even 1 is too many. I won’t badmouth a broker I have no personal experience with, but personally, I would not choose LBinary over the many better brokers out there, in our humble opinion.

  56. We gave Empire Options one of our 30-day trials for a review, and it wasn’t a good one. However, that was over a year ago the last time we traded with them for a review and we have started to hear better things about them within the last couple months. So, it sounds like they may have cleaned up their act a bit. But, I cannot personally attest to that, so that’s about all I can say on the subject at this time. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to do a new 30-day trial run and then a new review done on them sometime in the next couple months.
    Thanks for your input and question though. I wish I could be more helpful.

  57. CherryTrade is on our short list of brokers to open an account with to do a thorough review of the platform, and most importantly their withdrawal procedures and the like. We hope to have a full review on them up by next month some time. We can’t write a detailed, honest review without actually opening an account and trading with the broker for awhile. We usually do 30-day trial periods before we are willing to write up a review on a broker.
    Thanks for your input! The community survives and thrives on honest visitor feedback.

  58. I am beginning my journey also so good luck to any newbies out there! I was curious as to the point of the brokers? I understand that Nadex is a legit exchange regulated by the US and the majority of brokers are not. Will brokers keep your money? Will they not let you withdrawal? i just don’t understand. Also has CherryTrade made your list yet? I came across their platform recently and was looking into them also. Thanks for all suggestions

  59. One other broker I’m interested in is Empire. What do you think?



  60. I’m in USA. Thinking of going with LBinary. They do accept US traders. What’s your rating on them?



  61. Good morning Nate,
    The best broker for your needs–and that has a years-long reputation for honest operation–is largely going to depend on where you are trading from for one. It basically breaks down to two categories there: Brokers that accept US traders (foregoing EU-regulation in the process and therefore missing out on some of that large market. And Brokers that cannot, by EU law, accept US traders because they have chosen to accept regulation from the EU regulatory bodies.
    For US-based traders we personally really like Boss Capital, owned and operated by the same folks who brought us TradeRush, one of the most popular and successful binary brokers of all time. That gave them a huge advantage in experience in running a binary platform, and great financial backing from a strong parent company. And it is that last thing that can give people confidence that if they make profits, they WILL be able to withdraw them, and do so without a fight and the overly heavy-handed tactics some (too many) brokers use in this hyper-competitive business.
    If you reside outside the US on the other hand, your choices expand quite a bit and you have more leeway in choosing a broker that is BOTH trustworthy and meets your wants and needs as a trader. However, with that said we would easily have to say that 24Option, one of the “Original Dozen” (that is, 24Option was one of the original brokers to dedicate themselves strictly to binary options trading). They have been around since basically the beginning, and for good reason. They are a solid broker with a good trading platform, some nice features, and a 100% record of honesty in withdrawals and bonus terms (although we generally don’t advise accepting deposit bonuses from ANY broker except under certain circumstances, which we won’t get into here for length reasons).
    I hope that helps a bit anyway, and if you have any other more specific questions then we would be more than happy to answer them. Good luck in all your trading activities, whatever you decide to do!

  62. Im looking into investing in binary options, have a demo account on a site and have grown my demo money three fold. Looking into doing it for real. Who would you suggest is the best broker to start with, and one that isnt going to kick and scream when i decide its time to withdrawal?

  63. We are beginning to agree, and yours is not the only complaint we have received regarding them in the last month or so. We have just recently informed them that we are giving them one more month to get their act together, and if not done to our and our readers who are clients satisfaction, they will be removed completely from all locations on our website, with any mention they do get being in a negative context. We shall see what happens.

  64. BeeOptions is terrible, they will screw you out of your money even when you “win” the trade, and their customer service is not the best. After some research I found that any of the brokers that use the Spot Option Platform have screwed over a lot of people. Nadex is more difficult and definitely for experienced traders but it is still the best option for US traders. Even it a broker is regulated they do not have to be for US traders, so keep that in mind and good luck to anyone seeking to make money trading binary.

  65. Well my friend, you “found out” wrong. I’m not sure where you got this false information, but false it most certainly is.
    To reiterate to anyone reading this: Boss Capital Gladly Accepts US Traders! And has no plans to change that in the foreseeable future.

  66. Just found out today that Boss Capital no longer accepts US traders. They say it is because of their new regulatory laws.
    What a shame! They seemed like a company I would have liked to have an account with.

  67. Agreed. We have received more complaints about that one broker than any other by far.
    Thanks for sharing your experience with the community!

  68. Spot FN Customer service is horrible they run this business like a lunchroom. They will be out of business soon.

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