I lost money in binary options

How I lost money in Binary Options

To win or lost money in Binary Options: what is the easiest to happen?

The easiest would be to lost money in Binary Options, especially in the beginning.

Contrary to what we read on investment blogs and websites, the truth is that many people lose money, especially if you are a newbie.

We are taken in by the features and benefits that they advertise and they tell us stories of how they made a profit quickly and easily.

Here, I tell my story, a true story that happens to many others like me – how I lost money in binary options.

How I lost money in Binary Options:

The first time I traded binary options I lost money. I lost the entire account quickly, in only two days.

I made several mistakes, the main one was thinking that it was easy.

And so wasn’t worth wasting time understanding and learning how to really trade.

I quickly saw that it wasn’t really as advertised on the binary options websites and blogs.

How many times do we see advertisements for business or investments?

How many times do they say it’s very easy?

That you will earn a lot of money, without work, without effort?

Many times.

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  1. Each platform has its differences. If you try different platforms you may find those more suitable to your trading style.
  2. Each broker has his own payouts that keep changing during the day. If you want to open a trade and one offers 60% and the other 80%, you will choose the one with best payout, no?
  3. Sometimes the brokers close some assets, if you have just one account and you want to trade on that asset and it is closed, you will LOSE that trade, no?
  4. If there is an issue with your Broker’s platform, or they are updating it you’re not able to trade, unless you have another account with other broker.
  5. Deposits and withdraws. Brokers keep changing the deposit and withdraw methods, imagine you need cash fast and your withdraw system is closed at that moment on your broker, what do you do?
  6. Each platform has its owns indicators and trading tools, imagine you found a new stratey and it does not work on your broker because it uses an indicator that your broker does not offer.

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But the truth is that later we don’t really come across many people that succeeded. And those that succeed, yes there are people who have actually had success, worked, struggled and devoted themselves to getting results.

I was led to think that it was really simple to win a lot of money easily.

The reality is that in about 48 hours I lost all the money I had in my account. The $200 that I deposited and the $50 bonus that I received.

On the first day, I placed 5 trades. I had profited on four and losses on one. It was excellent. I didn’t have to resort to any special strategy, only some knowledge that I had about trading. I became a fan of binary options. I thought it was easy. I had found a system that would make me rich.

On the second day, everything changed. I had losses on my first three trades. I insisted, with three more trades, and I lost again. It didn’t even occur to me that the way I traded the previous day might not be working today.

I lost the previous day’s profit quickly and was already losing money. After losing 50% of the money in my account, I didn’t even pay attention. I ended up trading without resorting to any special strategy without having spoken to someone who could help me. I thought that it was all a scam and that it wasn’t my fault I had lost my money; because I thought it was easy.

It was my fault that I lost money. I only thought of the profits. I didn’t think of the steps to make a profit. And everything in life requires training, dedication, and persistence to achieve success.

There were some trades where it was clear I lost because I was trading with an unregulated broker and as such, I felt that there were some flaws in the platform that penalized me and resulted in losses on trades. With a good broker, the orders probably would not have had the same outcome, because they would not have blocked like they did.

At the time, this market was not yet regulated. Today this situation wouldn’t happen because binary options became regulated in 2012.

And today, most of the Binary Options Brokers, are regulated like IQ Option.

Currently, I have positive results, but to get there I had to learn, and most of all, I was persistent and didn’t quit too early. I was able to understand that the error was mine, I wouldn’t want to win without first learning properly. This long journey and experience allow me to, today, have the knowledge to pass on what I’ve learned to my students.

The success of my courses (see student comments) is evident, and it leaves me satisfied not only for recognition but also for the opportunity to help those who, like me, believe that with hard work and dedication, we get results.

The training based on the Trading Triangle offers the student the opportunity to learn much more than a simple trading strategy.

If you really want to try to earn money with Binary Options be sure to look for a course and someone who gives you the knowledge but also that supports and helps you. Know my courses and compare with others that exist, but above all learn, not only strategies but the rest, rules of trading, discipline, emotional control, etc.

And now, read the Advantages of my Courses.

How I lost money in Binary Options: final advise

In order not to lost money in Binary Options, not because of you, but because of a bad Broker

Don’t forget that is important to choose wisely.

My list below is my favorite Brokers:

IQ Option

Olymp Trade



I hope that you learn something with my real story on how I lost money in Binary Options, and this will help you not to go on the same path I went.

But if you end up making the same mistakes and lost money in Binary Options, I hope you can recover with hard work and the right attitude


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8 thoughts on “How I lost money in Binary Options”

  1. Hello Rui, this is a very wonderful story you have written. Can I please ask you that when you said ‘training of the trading’, what does it actually involves Thankyou

    1. Hi, the trading involves more than analisys, more than strategies. Trading is also, rules, discipline and emotional control, risk control, etc. That is what a training in trading should give.
      I have courses that offer all that.

        1. I have more than 1 account. But I use those that I have on my blog: OptionBit, IQ Option and Bullbinary.

  2. So what about now RUI ? about 2 years later.. how are you doing with Binary trading ?

    indeed i loved the way that you excepted your mistake and fault so humble ! the first of being winner to ACCEPT its YOUR mistake not ANYONE’S else ! if possible please give me some insight.

    1. I would say, stay away from those that say there is free money. Since the problem is not binary options. The problem in fact there is on the people side. They make a ridiculous salary at their job, and then, they think, they can get rich in 2 weeks, just by clicking in a button.
      They just deposit, without any knowledge of what they are doing.
      At the end the fault in not on the market, is on the people, and their greedy, that blind them… and I guess, you are just one more example…
      Today I make money, and I have a lot of students that are also making money, not getting millionaire, but making money, and interesting extra, every month, but they had to learn, like if it was any other job.

  3. Hi,
    Today I am doing ok. Some days I lose, some I win, but in overall I am making money. I also trade in other markets so I have the risks divided in different applications, less pressure and more results.

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