Automated currency trading is rapidly becoming an over-hyped subject of discussion in forex forums and among experts of currency trading.
But how does it actually work and how to choose the best automated system for your personal trading style and experience?
Basically, rules for trading currencies are programmed into a software system that is able to read and monitor all currency movements and detect patterns or continuous performances.
The automated currency trading system then calculates very complicated mathematical formulas and algorithms and the results are continuously interpreted by the system in a stream of information. When the system detects the right patterns it buys or sells currencies on your behalf.
Forex robots have made it possible for any novice to become an investor in the foreign currency market, giving up to date information on changing trends and movements. Not to mention that you have these 24-hour a day cyber-employees working for you with no emotional attachment that could affect your transactions.
Still, it’s always important for any broker, especially beginners, to know that automated currency trading needs the human input. Robots are not intelligent by themselves, they just carry out instructions established by human analysis and based in algorithms or in past performance.
Also, robots are able to analyze large quantities of data much more faster than the human mind, not to count the ability to read and detect patterns that can be useful when trading forex. So when the human input is accurate, robots can deliver positive results.
When it comes to choosing a good robot, risk is an often used word in forex, and automated currency trading is no exception. Picking out the best forex robot will depend greatly on how much you are willing to risk. Before embarking on your forex trading journey, you need to look for robots that suit your trading style and analyze various statistical factors including maximum drawdown, profit factor, expectancy and efficiency.
“Don’t put all your eggs in the same basket”, says Tim Szafran, a currency consultant for a trading company in New York City. “Minimizing risk is a universal investors law, and forex is not the exception. For that same reason, you must diversify your risk by using multiple robots. The more robots are working for you, the lesser the risk, because one robots minimize a possible loss of another”, adds Szafran.
Summing up, the analytical power of robots can be really helpful, but they are just robots. It’s crucial to find a proper automated currency trading system that can deliver what you expect from it, but it’s even more crucial to pair its incredible automatic features with a broker that has the ability and experience to read the global currency market and monitor the robot’s performance.