Finding a Forex system that can deliver you profits is a top priority when you first start trading on the Foreign Exchange Markets. Forex systems and strategies are created with the intention of providing a profitable means for traders to make money from their dealings on the markets.
However not all of these systems are capable of making you sufficient money from the time that you invest trading them. In general, there are number of criteria that the best systems tend to have, and it is these that we look at below.
Simple To Follow
If you visit a Forex forum, you will discover a very popular acronym that’s used by many of the best traders: KISS. KISS stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid!”. This is often used and could not be truer when it comes to Forex trading systems. Using a system that is overly complicated is not conducive to the successful implementation of the strategy.
One of the key determinants of whether you will be able to make money from your trading is the result of the ease with which you can spot and then profit from trading opportunities. The strategy which follows this basic formula is more likely to make you profits so it is in your interest to find uncomplicated signals.
A good Forex system will outline the trading path you need to take precisely. For example, you should be given adequate instructions so that you know precisely when you should be entering and exiting your positions (stop loss). If the system is not clear in its instructions then you should give it a wide berth!
You will need good documentation and support to follow in order for you to successfully implement the strategy. Look for clear Forex trading instructions and try to avoid those systems that only provide loose guidelines or are subjective in their trading methods.
Good Risk Principals
This extends to both the risk that the strategy takes on each position and the allocation, or ‘risk money management‘ of your trading capital. These two factors will help to safeguard your trading deposit from sudden shocks and in doing so, limit the potential for losses on your account.
The best systems will apply sound logic which will allow them to weather the market storms. Of course all systems are susceptible to a losing run; however the best will help their traders make it through it.
A Proven Track Record
A good strategy will of course have shown its worth by being able to deliver a good relative performance over the years. Consistency is key and this is what every trader should look for in a system. Being able to weather the bearish and bullish cycles of the Forex market is what makes them desirable.
If the system ‘works’ you should also be able to find access to live trading results. Any hint of demo results should raise alarms bells. If the performance is good, you would expect the vendor to be trading it himself!
There are many systems on the market of which only a select few can be described as truly profitable systems. Once you find one and gain confidence in its application you will then be capable of accelerating the profits you earn from the Forex markets. Good luck with your trading!