How I lost money in Binary Options

How I lost money in Binary Options

Contrary to what we read on investment blogs and websites, the truth is that many people lose money, especially in the beginning. 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.

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 profits 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 the 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.

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 our courses is clear and leaves me happy not only from the recognition I receive but also from the opportunity to help those who, like me, believe that with hard work and dedication, you get results. Training based on the Triangle of Trading offers the student the opportunity to learn a lot more than a simple trading strategy.

If you want to really try to earn money with binary options be sure to see the Post Advantages of my courses.

Rui Oliveira

Trader for more than 20 years and author of several blogs. After the success of my Binary Options training lessons, I decided to offer my services on a worldwide basis. That is how this blog was born. I hope you enjoy it and share it. Thank You.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  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. and what broker or company did you use for your winnings?

        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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