“Digital options” is another term for binary options, and refers to a relatively simple method of investing. In digital options trading there are only two possible outcomes—the investor can expect to be paid a fixed amount if the investment closes in the money or to lose their entire investment if it does not close in the money.
The most important thing to understand about digital options is that the payout remains the same no matter how deep in the money the investment closes. Let’s say, for instance, that you enter a digital option at $20 that will pay $250 if it closes at $20 or more. You will get paid a flat rate of $250 if it closes at $21 or if it closes at $2,021. It doesn’t matter how much your investment goes up, the payout is predetermined and does not change.