A Forex Expert Advisor (also know by other names such as Forex Trading Robot, EA, MT4 EA, Automated Forex Trading Software) is a mechanical trading system written in the MQL-4 programming language and designed to automate trading activities on the MetaTrader4 platform.
Hundreds of brokers and system developers are enticing new traders into trading the Forex market with claims of double digit or higher returns in a short space of time by using MetaTrader4 automatic trading systems, called Expert Advisors. The reality is that 95% of new traders lose their trading bank in the first couple of months. How can you ensure that you are part of the successful 5%?
Here are 10 tips that can help you achieve quick success when first starting off as a Forex trader.
- Get familiar with the Forex market. You can’t possibly hope to successfully trade a market that you do not understand. Don’t listen to all the hype that “newbies” can buy an automatic system and be successful immediately. The Forex is a very exciting market but you need to read and learn about this beast before trying to trade it.
- Purchase a commercially available Expert Advisor (automatic trading system) that offers a user support forum. There are systems that you can get for free, but if you are just starting out you should consider purchasing a system that provides good customer support and also offers a user forum where you can read about the problems and the solutions encountered by fellow traders.
- Choose the…