One of the most popular ways of trading is by following “signals”. If you’ve ever heard the term “Forex Signals” but wanted to know more about its pros and cons, and whether it is suitable for you or not, this article is for you.
What is a signal service?
A Signal Service provides alerts on trading opportunities. For example, a professional trader sits at his desk, trading his account (or his company or hedge fund account). Whenever the trader enters the market, he also sends an alert to his subscribers, giving them the opportunity to enter the same trades as him. Some service also provide an automated robot, sometimes called a Trade Copier or a Trade Cloner. This robot will execute the same trade on the client’s account, so clients don’t need to actually go to their computer and execute the signals manually. Such service is “Vladimir’s Forex Signals & Mentoring”.
Why should I use a signal service?
Whether you a new or experienced trader, there are signal services out there that will contribute to your profits or set you on the right track to trading success.
For beginners: trading alone can be confusing and difficult. Like any other profession, you will not see success over night (despite what some brokers might try to lure you into believing…) So, on your first steps in this exciting but dangerous world, services such as Vladimir’s Forex Signals & Mentoring, can take you hand in hand to learn the way real professionals trade. Plus, you have a chance to copy the trades of a pro into your own account, so you start trading on the right foot.
A signal service is also suitable for people who do not have the time to sit all day in front of the computer, looking for trades. Being subscribed to a signal service means there’s a pro trader sitting and looking for trades on your behalf. Saves a lot of time and headaches, plus of course the results should be better, as you’re having a highly experienced professional working for you.
For veteran traders: it’s a real opportunity to hone your skills, and provide an additional source of profitable trades to diversify your “portfolio” of strategies. It is also an opportunity to join a community of like minded traders who communicate (through chat and live trading rooms) during the trading day, and help each other achieve better results.
What are the disadvantages and problems with signal services?
Here are the disadvantages and common issues with signal services, which require your attention and caution:
Hidden agendas: some brokers provide free signals. You’ve got to ask yourself why would someone offer free signals if they are serious and profitable. The answer in most cases is that they have a hidden motive – to push you to trade more. The equation is simple: the more signals they send you, the more trades you make, and the more commissions they earn. That’s why their main interested is sending as many signals as possible, not as good and profitable signals as possible. These kinds of freebie signals have made a bad name for the world of signals, but luckily there are a few rare paid signals providers who do a good job.
Time constraints: many signal services require you to be near a computer most of the day, so you can immediately enter the market whenever you get a signal. However, this issue has been overcome by using what’s called a “Trade Copier”, which is an automated robot that receives its trading commands directly from the signals service trader.
Good signals come from good traders: Unfortunately, the Forex industry is full of scams and dishonest vendors. Calling yourself a trader and providing signals is easy, but providing signals which actually provide profits is of course a different story. The statistics are that 95% of traders lose money in Forex. This applies to signal providers as well. So, your mission is to find one of those 5% of signal providers who actually make money in Forex.
Take Vladimir Ribakov for example. He’s been around the net for several years now, which means there’s a lot of feedback about him in forums and review websites. The feedback is decidedly positive so he’s the perfect example of a trustworthy trader to get signals from.
With 4 sources of laser-accurate signals, trade copiers, live trading room, daily market reviews, educational webinars, shared member’s real account and free MT4 programming and more… Vladimir’s Forex Signals Service is on a league of its own. Here’s why:
Vladimir Ribakov is a well known active professional trader, who for the past several years discovered his passion for educating home-based traders on how to profitably trade Forex, commodities and indices.
Vladimir’s Signals & Mentoring service is actually his “virtual trading office”, where he provides alerts on all the trade that he takes, while communicating with his service followers, reviewing the markets in real time, teaching his methods and analyzing trades.
The trade signals originate from several sources, including Vladimir’s own trades, bonus trades and guest traders, while providing trade copiers for each source. This means that members can automatically copy trades directly into their own account – no more missing good trades because you were not near your computer.
But that’s not all. The service is actually a community of people who enjoy trading together. There is a members’ chat room, live trading room hosted by Vladimir every day, and webinars where Vladimir teaches his proprietary trading strategies and communicates with the members, answering all their trading questions.
Here are some of the important features of the service you should know about:
Signals from Vladimir Ribakov: Being a veteran trader with vast experience of the financial markets, Vladimir trades: major and minor currency pairs; Metals & Commodities such as oil, gold, wheat; and indices such as S&P, NASDAQ, FTSE, DAX, NIKKEI. Signals are provided to all members, as opposed to other services which limit the signals according to the membership package chosen.
The signals instantly appear in MetaTrader as an alert, and are also delivered via email and in the members’ area website. The members’ area also provides educational explanations and screenshots.
Vladimir also provides a Trade Cloner which copies all trades automatically into the member’s account, which frees you to do other things while the signals arrive and get traded.
Guest Trader: another attractive source of signals which will be available to members is from a guest trader. Several pro traders already consented to be featured as guest traders and to bring their expertise and knowledge to the members. Of course, each guest trader will trade according to his/her style and methods, and will help mentor members who would like to learn more from them.
The Guest Trader Signals will be available via a trade copier, email, MT4 direct alerts and of course inside the members’ area under a separate panel.
Harmonic Patterns Signals: In addition to Vladimir Ribakov’s regular signals, he will also provide bonus signals derived from Harmonic Patterns analysis. The patterns are based on specialized Fibonacci analysis. These signals are characterized by high accuracy and excellent risk/reward ratio, and are favorite among veteran and beginner traders alike.
Shared Members’ Real Money Account Panel and Signals: This is an exclusive activity, providing exciting benefits for the members. The concept is new, so it deserves some explanations:
The goal is to enhance members’ potential profit, and educate on how to trade real money. The account belongs to Vladimir, and he is regularly depositing his own funds into it. The account will be traded by a panel of members, who will be selected based on their track record. The panel will trade together, under Vladimir’s guidance, but with full freedom to use their methods to the educational benefit of the members, and for monetary gains that will be split among all members.
If the panel gains substantial trading profits, the profits will be split between all the members.
The first members of the panel have already been selected – they are three of Vladimir’s veteran followers, who have turned out to be amazing traders and mentoring figures by their own right, helping Vladimir guide new traders on a daily basis.
Investors and Critical Reverse levels: These are levels that Vladimir provides based on his information sources, giving unique insight into the trades of large investors and institutions that have the power to move the market. They are also available as a MT4 indicator which shows the levels on the member’s charts, drawn directly from Vladimir’s servers.
Live Trading Room: Twice a day, opens his live trading room to the members, analyzing the market and looking for trade setups in real time.
Daily Market Reviews: Each day in the morning (UK Session) Vladimir provides an insightful video review about the market. The review is available in the members’ area throughout the day (and in the video archive as well).
Webinars: At least once a week, members can participate in an online webinar with Vladimir, who will explain and teach his trading methods and concepts.
Free Programming Service: Vladimir’s followers often come across trading ideas and concept that could make for a great indicator or EA (robot). However, coding them into a MetaTrader indicator or Expert Advisor is a highly specialized task. Until now, the only two options were either to pay thousands of dollars for a coder to prepare it, or ask favors in internet forums, which more often than not yields a buggy, amateur-quality result.
All this has now changed for members of Vladimir’s service – they have the chance to have their ideas coded by Vladimir’s professional coding team, for free.
Since Vladimir offers his guidance and coding team for free, he promises to make the outcome available to all members of the service, on the members’ area download page.
To conclude, for the first time traders all over the world have a one-stop-shop for all their trading needs, managed by a well known and highly followed trader, taking them into the next level of Forex & commodities trading.