Help & FAQ

  • FAQ – General
Back to top

What are Binary Options?

Binary option are an investment tool in which you predict the rise or fall of the price of a certain asset within a specific time period, while the profit or loss on the transaction are known prior to the date of expiration. 
Provided that the trader correctly predicted(predicts) the price movement, Tadawul pays up to 89% of their investment in the position. A correct prediction depends only on the direction of the price(,) and not the extent of the movement. Thus, if the price has moved by at least 1 point in the anticipated direction, the trader receives a fixed income. If the price has moved to the other direction, Tadawul reimburses the trader by 10 to 15% of the bid amount. 
Indeed, the risk of loss is always present, so a reasonable solution would be to use a certain trading strategy that will help minimize the losses.

Back to top

How is it different than traditional options?

Traditional options have a longer period of expiration, a wide range of profit potential and can be sold before the expiry date. Meanwhile, binary options offer a fixed amount of profit when the forecast is right, which is better for the trader. In addition, the expiration of positions varies from 15 minutes to 1 month. Tadawul plans to introduce the options of selling binary options even before the expiration.

Back to top

What is the meaning of the colors on the trading platform?

Green - indicates that the current price is higher than the one that was at the opening of the transaction. Red - means the opposite – the current price is lower.

Back to top

Can I trade from home?

Yes, you can. You can trade from anywhere.

Back to top

Can I trade in my local currency?

Yes, you can. Our platform supports positions in multiple currencies. If you cannot find your local currency in the list, please contact us and we will add it for you.

Back to top

Do I have to download and install additional software?

No, Tadawul LiveTrader™ is completely web supported. You only need to open an account and start trading.

Back to top

Would I get notifications on transactions?

Every time you trade, you see all the terms of the position. Also, you (receive) get a confirmation email with all the details once the position expires.

Back to top

How long do I have to wait to sell my position?

Expiry Rate is predetermined and varies between 60 seconds a month.

Back to top

How many positions can I open?

We advise you to discuss trading strategy with your account manager before you start trading.

Back to top

How much tax do I have to pay for my profit?

The tax rules depend on your location, personal status and many other factors. Contact your local tax advisor for more information.

Back to top

How often do transactions update in my account?

All transactions are updated in real time under "My Account“.

Back to top

Can I instruct my account manager to trade for me?

This service is only available to “Platinum” customers. To obtain this status, contact your account manager.

Back to top


I don’t have Internet connection, can I call my account manager and instruct him to trade for me?

We provide trading services for exclusive customers holding ‘Platinum Accounts’ only. Please contact your account manager to apply.

Back to top

What online features and services are available?

Tadawul offers its clients to trade binary options, view position history, send a request to customer service, to deposit and make a profit.

Back to top

What do I need to start trading on Tadawul platform?

Just a personal computer, laptop or mobile device with Internet access.

Back to top

What is an expiry time?

It is the time when your position closes. It is very important because it affects how much you can(are able) profit from it.( I would take out “from it” )

Back to top

What is an underlying asset?

Assets are the trading instruments on which the binary options market is built, such as stocks, indices, currency pairs and commodities.

Back to top

What is an investment limit?

The maximum amount that a trader can invested (invest, not invested) in a single binary option position is $5000 or equivalent. However, the number of transactions is not limited.

Back to top

What is Tadawul time zone?

Eastern Time Zone.

Back to top

Where can I find out the exact times of each asset?

You can find all the details on each asset here including symbols, trading hours and descriptions..

Back to top

What are Tadawul Trading Hours?

24 hours a day, 5 days a week. From 00:00 00:00 Monday to Saturday.