Online Forex Systems - Choosing a Trading System

By: Harold Hsu

Choosing an online Forex trading system is not an easy task. Retail traders are basically spoilt for choice due to the prevalence of so-called 'systems' that you can easily purchase online.

This being said however, not all such trading systems are made equal. In this article, I will discuss the things you should look out for, before you decide to hand over your money.

Tip #1 - Make Sure There's An ACTUAL Track Record

There's no lack of people selling sub-standard information on the internet today, and things are no different in the 'Forex trading system' niche. Unfortunately, this means that all kinds of inferior trading systems will be made available to the public, especially those with no actual record of performance.

Instead of proof of ACTUAL returns, many websites will show you 'proof' of SIMULATED returns. This means that the owners of such 'systems' don't have concrete evidence of these 'systems' working in live trading.

Needless to say, you should avoid these websites like the plague. If the system developers don't have the confidence to trade live with it, then neither should you.

Tip #2 - Pay Attention To Track Record Losses

When you DO find a trading system with an actual track record, pay close attention to the losses that the system incurred: you'll need to make sure there are no excessive losses.

A trading system that enjoys a high winning trading percentage is useless if the losses are large enough... so make sure that most of the individual winning trades are larger than the losses.

A general guideline to follow is to look for individual winning trades that are at least twice the size of each losing trade. This way, you'll at least enjoy a two-to-one win-loss ratio. Successful trading systems all rely on keep the losses small and letting the profits run.

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