Seek Long Term Profits With Forex Trading Robots

by : Monica Hendrix

Forex trading robots are popular, the theory is you can simply plug and go then sit back make money and let the trading system do the work for you. It's a great idea and you can make money but you need to consider the vital points below to win.

Most forex trading robots have one vital flaw - they have never been tested real time and never actually made any profits! Forget the clever enticing advertising copy these systems will wipe your equity quickly. Look for the disclaimer below (or similar one) and you will see what I mean.

Look for This disclaimer and ignore the System!

"CFTC RULE 4.41 - Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading....Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown".

Of course after reading this you will see why they don't work and the odds are stacked against you. Would you trust a driving instructor who couldn't drive? Well thousands of forex traders trust vendors who have never traded. These forex trading systems have all been tested knowing the past price history and the track record is simply a simulation on paper and I wouldn't trust it and neither should you.

Find one With a Real Time Track Record and ...

Make sure you understand how and why it works and you are confident in its ability to deliver forex trading profits longer term. If you don't, you won't have the discipline to follow it through periods of losses and stick with it through these periods of drawdown to make longer term gains. Keep in mind that if you don't have the discipline to follow your currency trading system - you may as well not have one!

If you want one with a great record of success long term check out Richard Donchians 4 Week Rule, we have written on this frequently and its Keep in mind the above system is free and you can use it as you wish and it has been the basis for many a successful trading system.

A Forex trading system with a real time track record doesn't come cheap and you're looking to pay in the region of at least $1 - 2,000 upwards in price, so the 4 Week Rule which will out perform most sold robots anyway and is a great place to start and of course it's free.

Tip 3 - Robots are programmed by Humans!

There is this image that a robot works on its own but it can only work within the limitations of the programmer.

Humans think robots can think for themselves like some robot from Star Trek (but this is rubbish the markets have to many variables) and a forex trading system can only react not think independently. While they are programmed by humans, this doesn't mean they can't be successful they can - but there not perfect.

ALL Forex trading robots will lose for periods of time that's life but this doesn't mean to say they can't make profits over the long term, they can but you must be patient and disciplined.

The right forex trading robot can and will make you money. Just keep in mind there not perfect and you will need to have confidence in the logic of them, to follow them to long term currency trading success.

Get the right one and follow it with discipline though and you could make a lot of money.