The Key to Getting Good Futures Trading Systems

by Toby Litrell

Futures trading systems or those which carry out every aspect of trading on your behalf have grown increasingly popular amongst everyday traders with roughly one third of all traders currently using it now in 2010. With this success comes a downside or in this case a number of publishers throwing together sloppy mimic programs looking to piggyback on the success of those which do work.

The first step is to identify what you want to improve in your campaign. More experienced traders might be looking for something to help them trade more accurately and consequently profitably. If you're new, you may want an added safety net in place while you're still learning the market. Consider this as a quick guide to identifying the two major varieties.

The first of the futures trading systems which I will identify is that of the auto trader. This system was developed in cooperation with traders who wanted coverage around the clock, but didn't want to pay out large chunks of commission to a broker. The result was a system which constantly analyzes the market as well as your campaign around the clock and is sophisticated enough to know when your investment is in danger. At the earliest indication of this, it trades away the now bad investment, shielding you from loss.

Its philosophy is simple enough: to ensure that you land on the winning sides of your trades every time. This is ideal for both beginners just learning the market who, as I said, want the extra safety net in place, as well as more experienced traders who simply do not have that much time to devote to trading. Forex Tracer is a prime example of one of the leading auto traders around.

The next of futures trading systems which I'll go over is that of the trend indicator. This system is exclusively designed to predict exactly where the market will go but before it happens. This enables you to trade ahead of the curve, confidently, and early, jumping in and out of profitable trends at their peaks. These programs are precise and receive their trend generations from mathematical algorithms which analyze the market data and churn out their predictions based on that information as well as the full scope of the market, past and present. The best part is that they are tested within real campaigns in the real market long before they are ever released to real traders to ensure that they are as precise as possible.

The best or most precise trend indicators on the market are obviously the most sought after which consequently leads most publishers to look to constantly improve their program. Many publishers, especially the better and more reputable ones, constantly update their programs at no extra charge to you to keep your trend tips as up to date as the market itself. The best of these programs are remarkably accurate and incidentally the best way to trade if you want the most precise and up to date information affecting your trades around the clock. Forex Killer is one of the most respected and precise trend indicators on the market today. Because it requires more know how on the part of the trader, these programs are more recommended for slightly more experienced and comfortable traders.

Finally, there are a number of futures trading systems out there which combine the accuracy of trend indication with the ease and safety of auto trading. One of the systems which I already mentioned, Forex Tracer, does them both. While it was initially designed as an auto trader, the publishers separately developed a trend indicator known as FX Cherry Picker which they ultimately decided to include with the Tracer to improve sales. These programs are generally good or recommended for anyone in the market, you've just got to make sure that you pick out a winning system and not a lemon which gives you too much of one and nothing in the other area.

Article Tags: Futures Trading, Futures Contracts, Spot Trades

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