POCKETOPTION VERSUS CLOSEOPTION BINARIES
After working with these for a while, I’ve noticed a KEY DIFFERENCE
That is, that CloseOption (over Forex) very precisely uses the midpoint
of the actual Forex pricing as the Strike Price.
In contrast, Pocket Option DOES NOT. Instead, their Strike Price
is calculated (most likely) by the balance of outstanding Options in
their market. This can be several PIPs away from the Forex price
itself. This makes it a very different game, and a bit more of a
"game" if that makes any sense ! So while the Forex price
is not moving at all, PocketOption strike pricing will be wiggling
quite a bit… unsettling? or “opportunity” ? Certainly not based
on any analytics I have…
Also, I see that PocketOption offers basically 2 minute, 3, 4 and
5 minute options durations. Basically each one has a “dead
period” 30 seconds prior to expiration during which no trading
So, although PocketOption prices will be fundamentally influenced
by the underlying Forex Price, it will also deviate from it; due to
a proprietary algorithm the Options broker is using for Strike Price.
 I keep learning things about PocketOption. They offer contract
durations from 2 minutes out to 4 hours ! Also, then do have a form of
a Limit Order, so that orders can be specified according to simplified
conditions to be triggered pending later… Nice.
 possibly I caught it at a time when the Forex markets were
rolling over; and that’s why PocketOption’s prices were so divergent,
since they are synched up now… Hmmm.