One of the most important aspects when trading binary options is to know when to trade the market. Even though trading on foreign exchange options, stock options, commodity and index options is available 24/5, not every hour or minute is worth trading. There are different hours during the day and different days of the wee which see more volume and liquidity than others, resulting in high volatility and opportunities to maximize potential profits.
The binary options market is the most active when there is an overlap of the London/New York and Asia/London sessions. The market experiences a high volume of trades at these times. When more than one market is active, you can expect to see increased volatility, meaning that prices move around more and in a clearer direction. During off-peak hours, there’s little volume and less price movement, resulting in late and directionless markets.