There was a large amount of noise recently, or is it just lots of “loud” advertisers screaming about how good their “Forex trading robots” are, and how simply they can make you pot tons of cash on auto-pilot as you sleep or laze by the beach. Firstly, what’s a trading robot or expert aide ( EA ) as it is also called? An EA is programmed software, “artificial intelligence” coded electronically with a trading system or strategy, and when fired up it works precisely as it is engineered to do. It doesn’t have the power to make any logical or emotional choices whatsoever! I must be truthful and say that commonsense and judgment must overcome here, my opinion about these “Forex trading robots” is, yes I suspect that there are some very high quality EA’s out there, but how does one know which is the correct one for you, or compatible with your method and personality? Sure enough, a good trading robot will do everything from researching your trades, entries, stop loss and will adjust itself to assorted market conditions and eventually close out the trade, without any emotions! There are some trading EA’s, which you can program your own trading method into it, or adjust the perfect settings for the bots own built in methodology.
If I were ever to accept one of these electronic thinkers, I might first like answers to several questions – like how long has it been back tested, explanation and history of winners and share of losers, I would also take a look at the reputation of the seller or company making an attempt to flog it, what precisely is it able to trade? I’d be tired of claims like the robot can trade any thing and each thing in the markets, definitely Google it, and examine it on diverse blogs and forums.
On the other hand, I’m sure an EA would be “most” advantageous to a seasoned trader .
In fact, it would actually add to his trading systems and armoury of indicators to further confirm his trade analysis, it might actually be a confidence booster in deciding if he should “pull the trigger”, an emotional problem that many a good trader does battle with! I suspect that total reliance on an EA to trade my account, without human input, would in my view be “foolish and risky”. Let us take a look at this in a marginally different angle and apply this analogy – would you board an aircraft, if told that you are going to be flying absolutely on “auto-pilot”, and without any human pilot monitoring the flight? I know what my response would be. Remember, there are fully no guarantees that any of these foreign exchange trading androids will print money for you. Do not accept me? Then just read and re-read the sellers “Terms and Conditions” or “Disclaimer notice”, I believe it’ll talk for itself!