Social trading is the latest craze in the world of currency trading, and for good reason. The advantages are obvious – traders can evaluate the trade history of hundreds of other traders and automatically copy the strategies of those traders into their trading platform so that they are able to 'trade' consistently without having to stay connected to the markets. Social trading allows for a conversation between traders and is ideal for those with little or no understanding of the markets and for those who want to learn more with the help of other traders.
On the flip side, social trading opens traders to the dangers of following others who may not always be successful (after all, no trader is always successful), and there is, arguably, a greater risk of loss than exists when traders are aggressively monitoring the markets.
The continued development of social trading both as a popular pursuit and as a technological space provides a world of possibility for traders and will continue to do so as the industry develops. Check out our articles outlining the social trading industry from all angles to determine if this form of Forex trading is right for you.