This is not about Binary Options!
Although this type of investment isn’t for the faint hearted, nevertheless people who want to learn, use online tools, need an appropriate online broker, etc, need high quality products and service.
The ASX organises the running of two investment Games, one for ASX share trading ‘running now in April/May’ and another for Options Trading in July. The idea behind these is excellent, ie, learning first hand to use such tools, with risk free $50,000 paper trading. However, these Games are outsourced to private companies working in these areas. So, they have a vested interest in players. I’m not sure of the veracity and quality of these companies or their education, support and tools.
But, on the other hand I’m not sure if they actually have any viable alternatives or competition. The Options game uses a tool that, post the game you can use for 1 month free trial, which they will extend a bit, but its use for a live account starts at $200/month. That seems like a very expensive piece of software. Software which generates direct income from each trade fee for the company.
Further I’m not convinced of ASX’s role in this, or their support and guidance.
My experience over the last few months, is the Jargon is horrendous. When listening to online briefing from such companies, it is like being in a foreign country trying to understand two locals who know each other very well having a highly emotional conversation, while simultaneously doing a conjuring trick! Expecting them to explain any aspect when none have a Training background is fraught!
However, the leverage Option Trading, with its high risk, can provide useful investment as part of a portfolio.