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How Forex Signals Can Improve Your Trading Strategy



Forex is a market that is not only huge in size but also huge in global impact. Through the movement and trading of currency, forex is growing massively in popularity, but the harsh reality is that only a small percentage of investors actually go on to become successful forex traders. What can stand to help to improve the output of both novice and experienced traders alike is forex signals. Odds are, you’ve heard the term “forex signal” before, as it is so routinely thrown around, but you may not have a true understanding of what it means, along with just how it can improve your trading strategy.

In this blog post, we are going to take an in-depth look at forex trading signals, addressing just how you can use them effectively.

What Are Forex Signals?

It’s not too difficult to grasp what forex trading signals actually are, but for those who currently aren’t in the know, here’s a quick explanation. By definition, a forex signal represents a recommendation or suggestion for entering a trade via a set currency pair at a set price or time. What a forex trading signal has the power to do is place a spotlight on an emerging pattern, on top of being a prompt to trade through manual or automated means. Where the signal comes from tends to be through an automated forex “robot” or a dedicated analyst, with this then emerging out from under a forex signal service subscriber. Due to the demand for instant, up-to-the-second information, forex trading signals are generally issued via SMS, email, and/or RSS feed.

Signal Types

Forex signals during the primitive days were pretty rigid, with it simply being a case of reading the signal, taking on the board the information, and doing as you wished with it. Nowadays forex signals take on two forms, both automated and manual. Automated forex signals trading has really garnered momentum since the turn of the decade, and there are a number of key reasons as to why that is the case. Novice traders who are looking to get to grips with how the market functions and to stay ahead of the curve look to automated signals trading, as it takes research and decision-making—in a sense—out of the equation. The downside of opting for fully automated signals trading is that you are putting full faith in a third-party service, something that can have ramifications.

Those who do have forex trading experience often look towards manual forex signals trading. This puts the power of the final decision in a trader’s hands, as the “human” factor is still in play. When you do opt to act on signals manually, there are sacrifices that need to be made, as speed and efficiency can often be a factor, with the judgement factor also being an issue that traders must contend with. 

How Forex Signals Can Improve Your Performance

When it comes down to forex trading, you can read through all the statistics in the world, but everything always comes down to the bottom line. Forex signals have the power to improve said bottom line, as what they carry is an array of ways to improve your performance, as we shall detail below.

Increased Trading Speed

It doesn’t take an expert to figure out that forex trading requires speed just as much as it requires expert judgement. What forex signals trading is able to do (especially through automated trading) is allow snap market moves to be made. When making use of a forex signals trading service, increased trading speed is something that usually comes as part and parcel of the deal.

Loss Prevention

Forex signals can also carry more than just the element of pointing you in the right direction. When used properly—and often in conjunction with stop-loss orders—a forex signal can give you a forceful indication that it’s time to cut your losses or hold off from making a particular trade.

Market Research Neutrality

When undergoing market research, you’re going to encounter op-ed pieces that can often deliver a skewed opinion. This can even apply to news stories to a certain extent. Forex trading signals are issued based upon unbiased data, thus maintaining market research neutrality, ensuring that your decisions are made or implemented from an unbiased footing. 

Emotionless Trading Potential 

Emotion is the enemy of any forex trader, as it has the power to cloud judgement at times in which decisive decision-making is essential. Should you make use of forex trading signals, you’ll be able to enact emotionless trading, with this especially being the case when automated forex signals trading is in effect.


While the use of forex signals trading is not without flaws, there is simply no denying the impact it can have on your forex trading efforts. When you do choose to implement forex trading signals into your trading strategy, you’re putting yourself in the best possible position when the market shifts. Overall, using a forex signals trading system helps traders to focus on managing the entire forex investment process—while learning when and how to trade via the signals you receive at the same time.

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The information provided herein is for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended and should not be construed to constitute advice. If such information is acted upon by you then this should be solely at your discretion and Valutrades will not be held accountable in any way.

This post was written by Graeme Watkins

CEO Valutrades Limited, Graeme Watkins is an FX and CFD market veteran with more than 10 years experience. Key roles include management, senior systems and controls, sales, project management and operations. Graeme has help significant roles for both brokerages and technology platforms.