A trading system refers to certain rules and instructions that need to be followed in order to successfully venture into foreign exchange investing. The biggest advantage of these systems is that they require minimum effort and continuous income stream. However, while it is likely to find a number of good systems in the market, majority of them do not work.
There are two principal methods of trading in forex namely swing trading and day trading. Most experts in the industry will advise newcomers to avoid the second method. With a day trade, the volatility of the market is random and difficult to predict. If you have already invested on a day trading system, there is a big possibility that you would end up with a zero account.
However, even with a swing trade, there are certain precautionary measures that you need to undertake. First, you should look for their real time track record. This is an important consideration as it monitors the success and failure rate of a certain system when applied to a portfolio.
Some companies will instead provide you with a hypothetical rather than a real time track record. If the company you are dealing with does this, insist on getting the real time track record. The hypothetical one could be a sales gimmick that indicates the results obtained over a certain period of time.
In reality, it is unlikely to find a company that would provide you with a real time track record simply because they do not have one. When considering purchasing a system, evaluate whether or not you would consider a system that the developers do not use themselves. This gives you more reason not to use the system.
If there is no real time track record, you should ask for at least a couple of years record. It should be audited and the fees should be disclosed or should indicate the net income.