Whatís most important to realize about binary options platforms is that you need to learn your way around them and test them before committing real money. The SpotOption, IQ Option, Scipio and Tradologic platforms offer demo trading accounts.

The trading platform should be just one of many factors you use to select a broker.

You also should be concerned with the brokerís reputation and legitimacy, how easy it is to add and remove funds from your account, what kind of slippage and spreads you can expect, and what size accounts you can trade and with how much leverage. The trading platform needs to be something youíre comfortable using, but it should not be your sole factor or even necessarily your primary factor in choosing your broker.

You wonít get comfortable with any trading platform without trying it out first.

If you find a broker youíre interested in, sign up for a demo account and try trading with virtual money. There are a couple of purposes in doing this. The first is that youíll be able to get to know the platformís nuances. When youíre making a live trade, the last thing you should be doing is wasting your time trying to figure out how to actually place an order, get out of a trade, monitor a trade, or so forth. You also would hate to make a mistake simply by entering in the wrong amount of money to invest or making another mechanical error that costs you money. So learn to use your platform first.

The other reason itís important to demo trade before going live is that you not only need to learn to use your trading platform, but you also need to learn how to translate the method youíve developed in backtesting into real time and real life. Youíre going to make mistakes and thatís a guarantee, so make them with virtual money instead of real money.