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Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” -Napoleon Hill

After devising a strategy from a trader’s granary of knowledge and experience. One final step is only needed for a trader to attain financial stability, Automatic Trading System.

It is a program code intended to apply the devised strategy in a manner that it would run the trade automatically. It is often used with Indicators and Expert Advisors to assist in performing the intended task. To create such system, skills in both trading and programming is required. A trader must first convert his strategy into a set of rules that the computer would understand. After doing so, the computer would run it through your trading software which would then seek trades that would fit to the rules.

Formulating the algorithm and its automation could really be a challenge and thus should be carefully tested to make necessary corrections. But once finished, the reward greatly compensates the author. It would provide a continuous source of money for a long time unless the market demands such changes. Like any other system, it also has 2 sides. The good and the bad one.

Advantages

1. A trader doesn’t need to monitor all the time. It gives the trader the chance to concentrate and exert more effort in improving the strategy and money management rules.
2. The human factors are dispensed. The emotions and human error that lead us to abdicable results would be taken out of the formula.
3. Executions of orders are maximized since it would only need a signal to perform the task.
4. It provides more potential profit because it could run continuously.
5. The strategy would be strictly followed. Unlike humans, it wouldn’t hesitate its course.
6. The already gained profit is more secured

Disadvantages

1. The loss may go out of hand if the algorithm is not properly coded and tested.
2. Certain rules are impossible to code thus making it difficult to create the automated system.
3. It is not flexible. Unlike an experience trader that may react once a perceived potential to profit is seen, this kind of system would strictly follow its course, thus losing the potential profit that could be gained.

If you’re wondering if all the troubles is worth it – I would definitely say yes. There maybe times wherein we may wear from trading but with this kind of system it would save us from the supposedly deficit in our profit. Plus the benefit of acquiring the leisure of time to spend in more important matters really gives a favorable vantage.

Stephen Stevenson.

01.12.2010 Post in Trading

The international foreign exchange market is increasingly popular mainly due to the fact that it is easily accessible:  to enter the market all you need to have is a computer connected to the Internet. Trading on this market does not require substantial funds and the very trading process can be run automatically with the help of advisors and almost no actions are necessary from the trader.

Beginners tend to lack essential skills and experience in Forex trading, so it takes time for them to start trading on their own. This is the reason for about 70% traders employing automated trading, forex advisors in other words. It helps them to prevent emotions such as panic or anxiety from affecting a trading process. All advisors are developed on the basis of many years’ experience of successful traders and professional analysts. But even though automated trading programmes fail to ensure 100% profit,  they enable you to start trading with no particular knowledge in this field.

Any forex advisor is  a mechanical trading system (MTS). Such systems function in compliance with a certain algorithm. All forex advisors are aimed at successful dealing. You can find Forex advisors and download them at any forex website. Yet, please, keep in mind, that not all of them are equally helpful.

Forex advisors have been employed by many traders for rather a long time. Each year there are increasingly more programmes of such kind, many of them are updated which boosts their practicality. Trading with modern advisors not only helps to derive profit, but also brings Forex closer to you and provides you with deeper knowledge of its basic principles, improves your skills and experience indispensable for successful trading.

Most advisors offered by forex companies do not require any special skills to start working with them.  Basically, all you need to do is downloading, installing and adjusting them. Once you did it you can begin to trade and be sure it will not take long to have visible results.

As a rule, such an automated trading system is offered free of any charge with a detailed description of its functions attached, which sometimes does not coincide with their actual capacities. So, it is not recommended to make these the basis of your trading. Experienced traders with profound knowledge of all strategies prefer trading on their own, guessing currency trends within some little time periods.

Added by Dmitry Antipov,
InstaForex Clients’ relationship manager