Automating trade execution may seem appealing for newcomers to forex trading, yet it should be noted that robots are not error-proof like any software application and may experience glitches just like any other. Therefore, before transitioning onto live markets it is crucial to conduct extensive tests of any robot on a demo account before moving forward; similarly to any trading system it should run on a computer with reliable internet access.
If you are serious about building a robot for forex trading, it is essential to create a plan and carefully select parameters which will dictate its operation. Before designing an automated system, it is vital to clearly establish your trading aims, risk tolerance levels and profit goals before moving onto automated trading strategies. It may also be beneficial to spend some time manually trading on the forex market for several months prior to building an automated trading robot so as to gain an understanding of how different variables impact trading outcomes.
Typically, creating your own robot requires some programming knowledge and experience. Many forex brokers now provide user-friendly environments for writing the code required for controlling a bot constructor that makes creating custom trading robots simple enough for traders with little or no programming knowledge to utilize them on their behalf.
Before choosing a commercial trading robot, it is vitally important to investigate its vendor’s reputation and performance. Robots may promise more than they can deliver, especially if their marketing language uses flashy promises such as zero spreads or guaranteed profits. Any bold claims should be treated with extreme caution as some may promise too much too soon.
One area to be careful about when trading Forex is using scalping strategies. While they can produce high win rates, a large loss or series of small ones caused by fluctuating market conditions will soon wipe away any gains made with such trading techniques. Some brokers do not permit scalping at all and some will even ban this form of trading completely.
Robots cannot take into account external influences that could impact on an ever-evolving forex market. Therefore, any trader must follow global economic developments and news as part of staying abreast of their financial climate and using this knowledge in their trading decisions.
Notably, robots cannot apply any creative thinking when making trading decisions; their decisions will rely solely on data and programming available. Even professional quant funds and algorithmic traders on Wall Street may lose money through trading; for those serious about earning from forex trading to succeed it’s essential they continue researching both trading in general as well as potential risks involved with using a robot to help mitigate losses caused by these risks and prevent any unnecessary pitfalls that could lead to them losing everything invested.