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What is copy trading?
Copy trading is a branch of social trading, where one trader’s positions are copied by another trader’s account when they are opened or closed. This can be either automatic or manual – and it’s up to an individual to decide how they would like to approach copy trading.
Before you start copy trading, it’s important that you have carried out your own analysis on a position or particular market before you commit real capital to it. Remember that even if you are following the methods of an experienced trader, your capital is still at risk.
How does copy trading work?
Copy trading works by relying on social networks and social trading systems. When one trader opens a position, they can broadcast this information to other traders on the network, who can then decide whether they want to open the same position – or their automated trading systems can do it without additional input from the trader.
Often, the primary trader who broadcasts their positions has experience in the underlying market – and the copy traders might lack experience in this specific market, or they might be entirely new to the financial markets as a whole.
Forex copy trading is a popular strategy, because price movements are often small but frequent, and constant monitoring is required. Copy trading in forex means that a trader can simply copy another trader’s positions rather than scanning the fast-moving forex markets themselves.
Trading platforms such as MT4 or an MT4 VPS are popular platforms for social trading due to MT4’s large user base and various online user forums.