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Can Robots make Money?

There are many hundreds of Forex robots (Expert Advisors) available on the market place today - and every day there are new ones being added. Everyone claiming to be the best ever, the first with a new technology, and all kinds of "proofs" are published in support of their amazing profitability. It is utterly confusing to the newbie and he/she will buy many robots thinking that they will now sit back and get rich, with all too often being bitterly disappointed. For some strange reason the robot does not perform as the vendor has claimed and is actually LOSING money! Soon they realise that more money is made selling robots than the robots are making themselves. After a while they start to wonder if there are ANY robots in the world that can make money, and if indeed there is, where can one find them?

Well, we believe that there are some robots on the market that actually makes money. There are a few critical issues to be considered that can make a big difference in the performance of a robot. Here are some of the most important:

 

  • Some robots are released with a great fanfare and actually is profitable at the start but then fizzles out as the market changes (FapTurbo comes to mind). Lesson: Look for robots that is continually updated and optimized by the vendor so that it stays profitable over time as the market changes. One such robot that is continually updated and optimised is Megadroid.
  • Scalping robots are extremely sensitive to the size of spreads and execution speed and will differ greatly in performance between different brokers. If you buy a scalping robot make sure that you choose a broker with razor thin spreads and fast exection speed. Perhaps use a VPS service that is closely situated to the broker's operational offices. One of the robots that we feature in our weekly highlight, i.e. Million Dollar Pips, is such a sensitive scalping robot.
  • Some robots are sold with an impressive record of having over 90% profitable transactions. You must not be fooled by that. Find out what the StopLosses are that is used in the robot. It is not uncommon to find those type of robots with StopLosses of 300 - 500+ pips! That means you may have 10 - 20 wins in a row and then get all your profit wiped out in one loss. So you may even be profitable over a period of several months and then lose everything you have gained. If you hit this StopLoss at the beginning, or God forbid two in a row, you may lose the bigger portion of your equity and be in a serious loss situation right from the start. Even with smaller StopLosses it is important to find out what the ratio between the Profit Take and the Stop Loss is. E.g. the StopLoss for the EURUSD pair in Fapturbo is 50 pips but the Profit Take is only 5 pips. That means that you can have 10 wins in a row and just one loss and then still lose money because of the broker's commission and/or spread. That is a 91% win ratio and you still lose money!
  • Other robots come with a good record, but they may make only small profits or few transactions and you are not really getting ahead. Either the average profits it makes are very small, or more importantly it makes only a small number of transactions per month. If your robot makes only one or two transactions per week or less, it must make a large profit in one transaction to really be worthwhile. There are robots like that - normally operating on the higher timeframes like the 4Hour or Daily timeframes. One of my favourite robots, i.e. MegaDroid actually falls in the category of smaller profits. Although it is very dependable, it makes only small profits and only between 2 - 5 transactions per week. Not anything that can make you excited or wealthy very quickly. But it is a good choice for those people with a lessor taste for risk and that can wait for the profits to come in over a longer period.
  • A very important factor that determines the profitability of robots is that of the size and nature of the lots used in each transaction. Here we have a situation that if you want higher profits you will have to take a higher risk. The two are correlated. If, for example, you put a standard lot of say 0.1 on every transaction you will have less risk, but also not very exciting profits. But if you rather use a percentage of your equity - say 1 - 3% on every transaction - your profits can grow exponentially over time.
  • Another critical factor that determines the profitability of robots is that of setting the optimal parameters. Just a slight difference in certain of the parameters in some robots can make a huge difference in their profitability. Here a knowledge of how to optimize robots as taught in our courses can be of great help to identify the correct parameters.

In some of our courses we introduce the student to certain robots that we have identified as profitable so that they can have a headstart to profitability and avoid the common pitfalls.

 

This week's featured Robot:

Million Dollar Pips

A Robot that has made headline news lately is the Million Dollar Pips robot. Some fantastic claims have been made about this robot and it is certain that there are many making good money from this robot, but then there are also those who claim they have made large losses with this robot.

Here is what the performance can be according to an account run by the vendor and publicized in some Forex websites:

Forex Training Course and the MillionDollarPips Expert Advisor

Quite extraordinary performance would you not say? So why are some people losing money with this robot?
Well, this is one of those sensitive scalping robots, with very small stoplosses and profit takes of only a couple of pips at a time. If run with the wrong broker it can lose money, but on the other hand if in the right environment it will be profitable.The power of this robot lies in the high number of transactions it does every day. I also has a low risk level as can be seen from its very low maximal drawdown of less than 7%. That is because it features very tight stoplosses of only a couple of pips per transaction.

Maybe this robot's biggest drawback is its popularity and therefore its over-population at certain brokers. That together with its profitability can force certain brokers to put some artificial delays on transactions which kills its profitability. But if the right approach is taken this robot can be very profitable. We can give some advice in this regard, so if you are interested in buying this robot contact us on e-mail and we will give you some recommendations.

If you are interested to know more, or perhaps in buying this robot here is the link:

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