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An expert within the field of electronic trading systems with a mastery of not only the markets but the needs of those who participate in them. As a dedicated and highly entrepreneurial representative of a respected trading firm and later the Founder and President of a private foreign exchange... More
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Core Liquidity Markets
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  • What You Need To Know About Forex Social Trading 0 comments
    Jan 28, 2014 4:04 PM

    It seems like social trading has become all the rage recently. Forex brokers have been announcing their offering of various social trading platforms. These forex social trading platforms usually score and rank the most successful Forex traders based on profitability. They then allow the user to either follow or follow and trade as a particular trader. The follower opens a live account with the broker and selects who they want to follow deposits or money and wait for the results. In theory this sounds all well and good but for a practical matter the results are usually not the desired effect for the account holder.

    The biggest discrepancy that could cause a problem is the amount on deposit from the account holder if this is dramatically lower than the amount of the trader that they're following this can obviously cause of problems with regards to draw-down. For example an account holder who opens an account with $500 cannot sustain the draw-down of an account that he's following that has a balance of $10,000. Another issue that is presented is that the spreads that the account follower are usually wider than that the account that they're following. This can obviously have a negative effect on the profit and loss of the account.

    There are other effective ways of you so using social networks to trade from. Twitter and other social networks can be a very effective tool to have market information in a timely manner. Having timely market information is as effective if not more effective as mirroring the trades of a successful trader. There are platforms that provide filtered information from reliable sources to trade from. By having the right feeds and news sources a trader can focus on their particular strategy without becoming distracted.

    Social networks can be an effective tool for forex traders if used correctly and if the trader does not allow himself to get lost in some of the noise of social trading.

    To learn more please visit www.clmforex.com

    Disclaimer: Trading of foreign exchange contracts, contracts for difference, derivatives and other investment products which are leveraged, can carry a high level of risk. These products may not be suitable for all investors. It is possible to lose more than your initial investment. All funds committed should be risk capital. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. A Product Disclosure Statement (NYSE:PDS) is available from the company website. Please read and consider the PDS before making any decision to trade Core Liquidity Markets' products. The risks must be understood prior to trading. Core Liquidity Markets refers to Core Liquidity Markets Pty Ltd. Core Liquidity Markets is an Australian company which is registered with ASIC, ACN 164 994 049. Core Liquidity Markets is an authorized representative of Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd (AFSL) Number 305539, which is the authorizing Licensee and Principal.

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