One of the challenges a rookie Forex investor faces is determining which operators in the Forex market are honest and which are not. Signal sellers are an example. Some systems rely on technical analyses, others rely on breaking news and many employ some combination of the two. But they all purport to provide information that leads to favorable trading opportunities. Signal sellers usually charge a daily, weekly or monthly fee for their services.
A frequent criticism is that if it were really possible to use a system to beat the market, why would the individual or firm that has this information make it widely available? Wouldn't it make more sense to use this incredible signaling system to make huge profits? Other analysts distinguish between known scammers and others, such as Metatrader , that offer a well thought-out signaling service.
Behind these opposing views is a larger difference of opinion about whether anyone can predict the next move in a trading market. Nobel Prize-winning Economist Eugene Fama proposes in his well-regarded Efficient Market Hypothesis that finding these kinds of momentary market advantages really isn't possible. His economist colleague, Robert Shiller, also a Nobel Prize winner, believes differently, citing evidence that investor sentiment creates booms and busts that can provide investment and trading opportunities.
Be patient, and eventually you'll determine that predictive signaling really works for you or that it doesn't. Finally, that's the only thing that matters. Most of these if not all are scams. They all offer the investor the opportunity to have his Forex trades managed by highly-skilled Forex traders who can offer outstanding market returns in return for a share of the profits.
The problem is, this "management" offer requires the investor to give up control over his money and to hand it to someone he knows little about other than the hyped-up and often a completely false record of success available on the scammer's website and brochures.
The investor, however, may end up getting nothing, while the scammer uses investors' funds to buy yachts and private islands! A good rule of thumb in the Forex market, as with other investments, is that if it sounds almost too good to be true -- annual returns of more than percent, for example -- it almost certainly is. The Forex spot market is completely unregulated and accounts for the majority of trades.
Updated December 04, Forex scams can take many forms. Before you invest, trade extensively in a practice account. Your results will tell you what to do next.More...