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Understanding The Risks of Using Trading Robots

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Written by Quentin Hack

Using automated processes and robots in business is no longer just the future way of doing things. It has been the present for years now, perhaps even decades. Technology is rapidly advancing and changing and we have to change with it. That means introducing new systems and ways of doing things in order to stay competitive and not get taken over by others in the field.

In this article we will focus on trading robots, also known as forex robots, and talk about their risks. There are positive and negative sides to implementing them into your operation but all in all they are much more useful than they are risky. Still, you have to understand the risks if you are to use them so make sure to follow this guide carefully.

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Evaluating the Good Sides

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Before we move onto the risks, cons, negative sides, or whatever you want to call them, we should first mention all the good that comes with them. And there is quite a lot, so without further ado, following are the advantages of forex robots use.

  1. Trading Around the Clock

Forex robots are machines which means they do not require any breaks, employment perks, or even salary. This means they are capable of trading 24/7 without any stops. No outside commitments like family, personal life, and leisure. They do not even need food, water, or sleeping. Forex robots continuously work and increase your productivity, selling more of what you offer and increasing your revenue. It is as clear as that.

  1. Working Faster

Not only are they not limited by the usual constraints of modern life that come with being a human being, but when they work they do it automatically and therefore faster. Robots scour the markets, scan and analyze, and find perfect opportunities much faster and more efficiently. Everything is done by the rules and despite being faster, it is never sloppy nor with mistakes in the mix.

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  1. Use of Advanced Strategies

Thanks to their software and hardware and programing that comes with it, robots do not lack brain power or knowledge needed for sophisticated, modern, and advanced trading strategies that only some human workers have. Multi-tasking is not an issue for them and they can carry out exits and entries, make stop-loss orders, and look for profit targets at the same time. As much as we would like to, we as humans can never be on that level of efficiency without cooking our brains and becoming tired.

  1. They are Easy to Use

Forex robots are very easy to implement and get going, which means that anyone can work with them. Their installation and usage does not require any experts, since anyone with a computer can start forex trading with them. They are practically made to be used by the larger masses so there is no reason to shy away from them and hesitate to implement them into your business.

Risks and Potentially Negative Sides

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Now that you are familiar with all the good they can bring your way, it is time to understand the risks at hand and things you have to deal with on a regular basis.

  1. Constant and Stable Internet Connection

In order for the robots to properly do their job and stay operational around the clock, you need constant internet connection that is strong and stable enough. This can be pricey and you cannot always expect it to be online. Weather conditions, blackouts, and operator issues may cause outages from time to time. If you experience a delay or a fault in the server, trades may become incorrect and lose you money.

  1. Lack of Human Imagination, Emotion, and Thought

Despite the robots having an edge in speed and efficiency, doing brainless work only to increase the volume and quantity is not always the best way to go. In many areas of forex trading you and your colleagues will need the benefits of being a human being, which means a natural flow of imagination and thought backed up with real human emotions. Observing from multiple sides and predicting on your own is sometimes as useful as having a robot quickly navigating through data and statistics. Robots never think outside of the box, which in this case means their programing. If the situation requires something more, there could be problems.

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  1. Data-Mining Bias

This occurs when the person or a robot who does the analyzing continuously and repeatedly searches through and for sample data until they see a pattern. The pattern lacks significance sine the same samples have been used over and over, and it all loses any logic and value. When more significance is given to some event in the market, it needs reasoning. When robots repeatedly search through it, they can identify a chance or an unforeseen circumstance as a legitimately valid point and include it as something worth checking out. Humans rarely do this since we can tell.

  1. Fundamental Data is not Read and Interpreted Well

When it comes to technical analysis and treading, the robots do a stellar job. This is because these actions involve the reading of statistics, data, and trends from the past and predicting the future. This is all the forex robots can do with their programming, evaluate the history to predict and react the best in the future. However, fundamental analysis cannot be done like this since there are too many variables and factors to include. For example, the changes in the market, new set of government rules, industry trends, and other unpredictable scenarios may influence the market in numerous ways. A robot cannot possibly take this into account since all they are programmed to do is go through what has happened, not why. It is all the same to them.

Conclusion and Takeaways

As you can see from these positives and negatives, there is a lot to think about before you can actually implement a forex robot into your business. While there are certainly some strong positives to be considered, the risks are well worth checking out too. If you can manage to somewhat minimize them and have your robots do a better job with proper programming, you should not think twice about getting them and increasing your productivity.

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