Forex Robot software is popular but very few traders win with a robot. Here we will look at the main reasons why and how to find a Forex trading system that wins …
Forex Robots fail in real time trading because the vast majority are based on unsound logic and have never made any money in real time trading sure, the track records says they have but look a little closer and you will see the reality which is:
The track record is a simulation in hindsight or presented by the vendor with no independent verification.
The claims are extraordinary and are obviously not true:
Double your money each month, little or no drawdown, trade with over 90% accuracy etc and you can get access to these systems (which beat the best traders in the world) for the cost of a night out.
If you listen to the sales copy, you have to make no effort and simply make money while you sleep. Common sense tells you these systems do not work, they simply look to good to be true and they are.
Now I am not saying you can not make money with automated Forex software because you can – but let's look at the reality of trading robots and leave the fantasy behind.
The reality is there are some good solid programs you can use which have made real gains and the best usually make about 50 – 100% per annual with drawdown being around 20 – 50% depending on the risk profile of the system and a typical drawdown period will last for a few weeks.
So great long term gains, if you can ride out short term drawdown with discipline.
So if you buy a Forex trading system, look for real gains and check the logic so you can follow it with discipline.
You can buy a system and surprisingly, there are a few great free trading systems you can use that work (we like Richard Donchian's 4 Week Rule) and they can if applied over the long term, lead you to currency trading success.