Do you work full-time and still trade the forex markets? You want to participate in the forex markets, but don't have the time? Want to diversify your trading capital out to professional traders who trade it for you?
A service available to forex traders is having their accounts traded for them by a professional. This is something that quite a number of traders look for, simply because they hold a full-time job.
If you're holding down a full-time job, but want to diversify your investment capital into the forex markets, it can be quite a challenge. After work, you're already tired from working, the long hours of commuting to and fro, having to manage personal as well as work tasks. To sit down, complete your office work, and then learn how to trade the forex markets can be too much sometimes.
This is where the value of having a service like a Managed Forex Trading Account comes in. Instead of you doing the trading and monitoring, you farm it out to a professional forex trader to do it for you. You make money, the professional trader makes money, and everybody's happy.
How To Use Managed Forex Trading Accounts
But because you're a Smart Trader, you realize that there is always risk in trading. So while you want to participate in the forex markets, you're also Smart enough to know that capital in the markets is capital at risk.
The returns on such managed trading accounts can be very tempting. I completely agree with you on this. But because you're one smart cookie, you know that no matter how tempting it is to participate in such services, you should never, ever, invest all your trading capital into such ventures.
If you choose to go this route, remember to always portion out your investment capital into various accounts and services. Even if there is consistent return on your capital, you're not going to risk all your trading money into one account or one service.
If you can, start with the minimum required to open the managed trading account and let the service prove itself before adding the rest of your allocated capital. For example, if you've set aside $10,000 for a particular managed trading account service, start with $2,000 first. Give the service a chance to prove itself over a definite period of time before adding the rest.
What you want to be looking for is consistent returns with manageable drawdowns. The reason simply being that you might want to leave your money with these services over the medium to longer term so that returns can be compounded.
One of the things that you might want to consider is also to withdraw trading profits on a consistent basis to the point where you're left with “house money" in the account. This way, you know that no matter what happens from then on, you have gotten back your seed money for potentially other services or systems.
Be Smart, Trade Smarter.
Ryan Lee Daniels runs a website dedicated to Forex Trading Education .