Automated Forex Trading System: Faster Execution Means Increased Trade Volumes
The concept of an automated Forex trading system is mind-catching.
Before the automation of the Forex market, the exchange-traded futures market was the first to switch on automation. Then, the traders on the Interbank spot FX market decided to catch up with the latest trend and moved too to the new system.
Automated Forex trading system enables traders to execute their trade on the spot Forex market automatically and any time of the day, based on existing technical indicators and custom trading rules. There are various features included in the automated trading system, such as:
• Automatic trailing stops especially if the trader is losing in a particular trade position;
• Account equity management;
• Stop and/or limit orders;
• Discretionary market orders; and
• Various technical analysis indicators within your discretion for enabling trend-following systems.
Automated Forex trading systems support most of the following indicators (the technical support will depend on the technology used as well as the available features of the system):
• WMA (weighted moving average);
• EMA (exponential moving average);
• SMA (simple moving average);
• VMA (variable moving average);
• TMA (triangular moving average);
• TSMA (time series moving average);
• WATR (wilder’s average true range);
• VHF (vertical horizontal filter);
• Standard deviation;
• Trailing stops;
• Mass index;
• Fixed limits and stops, and others.
The success of the automation process to the Forex market is attributed to several factors, such as the following:
• Its ability to perform or execute trades in real-time. Because of the automation, a trader can close trades within a few milliseconds. It is impossible in manual systems, as previous trades are normally closed after several hours. In addition, there are also instances wherein a trader incurs several losses in a row that prevents him from making any fresh transactions. Thus, with an automated Forex trading system, this problem could be avoided.
• Its ability to greater diversification. With an automated trading system now in place, a trader can trade in various local as well as international markets within varying time zones. In other words, you can place trade or close deals with different traders from various markets around the world even in the middle of the night.
• Its ability to analyze short-term data. This feature is not available in the manual trading system. Thus, traders using automated systems have a bigger advantage since they can predict market trends in less than an hour.
If you will consolidate the features as well as the benefits of an automated Forex trading system, it will give you a solid conclusion: with the Forex market on automation, you will be able to place more trades on a single day, thus increasing the average volume of trades daily.
To further clarify the conclusion. Let us take the following scenario: If you are trading using the manual system, you will notice that it takes time before a trader confirms if he will accept your deal or not. He will look at the market condition first as well as the exchange rate of the currencies that you are trading with. Thus, if it takes time before a transaction will be finalized; there would be fewer trade volumes.
Now, if you are using the automated Forex trading system, the evaluation of exchange rates and market conditions could be done within a few minutes, since Forex data are now updated in real-time. Probably after less than an hour, you will be able to take your position whether you will push through the deal or not. If a Forex transaction per trader is averaging within an hour, a single trader can place as many as 8 trades within the regular trading hours (if he is following the day trading schedule) and additional trades beyond the regular trading hours. There are thousands of traders in just a single market who can place such an average number of trades per day. Combining it with the number of Forex markets around the world, the figure is just huge enough.
In addition, the technology is changing continuously, thus there is a tendency that the average number of trades per day will increase, thus a possibility of increased trade volumes on daily basis. With faster trade execution, that is a certain possibility.
Be thankful, the Forex market is now at the helm of automation. Transactions are now faster, and earning money through Forex trading is now easier.