Binary options brokers opened their doors in the U.S. in 2009. At the time, there were only a few brokerage houses and they competed fiercely for American clients. The U.S. regulatory agencies started cracking down on the sale of binary options and many brokers stopped servicing U.S. clients or closed down altogether. Today, there are over 200 binary option brokers but only a few accept U.S. members, making it more important than ever for U.S binary options traders to find a reliable, reputable broker. The Daily Forex team of analysts conducted considerable research and examination into a wide swath of US regulated binary options brokers and using very strict criteria, they compared their features and have listed them below.