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Robots and the Forex Market

Robots and the Forex Market First off, just to clarify, we're not talking about evil cyborg robots from some science fiction movie (although that'd probably make the market a bit more interesting?). We're talking about automated pieces of software that are capable of making decisions about Forex trading.

So how do these robots work? Think of a trading robot as a giant calculator. All day long, it takes in numbers and runs them through special mathematical steps called algorithms. After all of that processing is done, the robot will spit out an answer.

The answer may be that there is definite data to suggest that the price of a certain currency will dip soon, so don't buy it quite yet. It may be that a certain currency is due for a rebound and if you buy it now, you'll have the opportunity to make some great profits.

There are also some robots that will make the decisions for you. Let's face it, if you're a Forex trader, a lot of your transactions are taking place based on the advice of automated computer programs that analyze the market data. Why not let the computer program take the next step and do the trading itself?

Don't get scared about this concept. You won?t come back to your computer one day and see that your Forex trading robot has traded away your entire house and you?re bankrupt.

What you do is you set limits to what the robot is allowed to do. Let's say that you've already built up some decent savings and you're just trying to get the most out of the investments that you've already made. Well, in that case, setup the robot to only make low risk transactions. Your potential profits will be lower than somebody who takes bigger risks, but you're not after the big score, just a lot of little ones, right?

The same goes for somebody on the other side of the coin. If you want to make some big profits then that means youre going to have to take some risks, so setup the robot to accept bigger risks. These Forex robots are usually built into Forex software, meaning that while the robots are making their decisions, you can be constantly monitoring the same data that the robot is.

Get some of this software and try a dry run-through. Have the robot make some predictions and keep a tally of those trades without investing any actual money. At the end of the day, see how it would have turned out. Odds are, you'll wish you had let the robot just do its work without you bothering it.

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