Places To Get a Great Forex Trading System

It’s very important that if you’re exploring forex trading or already trading that you have a trading system. One aspect of that trading system are the actual setup rules which usually contain entry and exit techniques. Traders put a lot of time and effort in developing these setup rules too often neglecting other aspects such as position sizing or relative size of your profits compared to losses. Therefore it’s important to find a comprehensive forex trading system.

Where can you find a comprehensive forex trading system? Throughout the last three years, I’ve been through many trading systems obtained mostly from books, forums, or other websites. I’ve found that almost every time, I’ll mold that system into something totally different than the original incarnation, something that fits my personality and style of trading. Many times, the original system will also need to be expanded to include things that were neglected or forgotten. Those of you searching for the perfect system may find this method of modifying existing forex trading systems desirable. There are places where you can find the whole package without any need for modification.

This brings me to the question, "where did you get your forex trading system?" I think there are four main ways of getting a trading system.

  1. Buy it. There are tons for sale out there on the net but heed caution. Many were just copied from forums, books, or other websites. Sometimes when you buy forex education, part of the package will include a trading system. For instance, Rob Booker provides his Arizona rules as part of his mentoring program.
  2. Get a free one. There are many free systems that can be found in books, forums, or other websites. I guess one can question whether a system found is a book is free since you paid for the book.
  3. Create an original system yourself. My main trading system is an original creation. There may be other systems out there that are similar to it since it’s a culmination of years of exposure to other systems and experiences.
  4. Modify someone else’s system and make it your own. As I stated above, I have done this many times.

I’ve created a poll that asks you this question here.



60 Responses to “Places To Get a Great Forex Trading System”

  1. MarcoA on September 9th, 2008 1:38 am

    Nice post. When given an existing system, I’ve alway had a perverse arrogance to think I can improve on the rules, even with zero experience. I don’t feel this is necessarily a bad thing, its how any idea evolves. Every trader is an accumulation of what they’ve been exposed to.

  2. Danielle on September 11th, 2008 7:38 am

    There is just too much scam out there, don’t you think? The promise of a “real deal” and ” tons of easy money”. Be aware that not all of them are sincere… I say, 90% is fake.

  3. Mike on September 11th, 2008 9:53 am

    At the end of the day it usually comes down to money management even with a slight positive expectation you can make money in the long run. Maybe stop jumping from one system to another and come back to a simple Trend following system with proper money management. I am sure you have heard the saying “On the shoulders of giants”. Why re-invent the wheel?

  4. Marius on September 12th, 2008 7:08 am

    Thank you for the info, will gladly use it, just begun trading on a demo account and broadcasting the action.

  5. Thomas on September 13th, 2008 3:21 am

    Great post! I like your blog.

  6. Paul on September 14th, 2008 9:27 am

    Danielle, iI say 99,99% its fake. About the main question, i believe that the only way to be succesful in trading is to do it your way with your so called system and the only way to get a system is by trading with real money and learn from your mistakes. I`m trading for 7 years out of 29 and in my entire life i never saw so many scam in a single place, they all present all sort of systems and ways to get rich and a lot of stupid people (forgive me but im so tired about all this) play their game. This industry is the biggest joke of the century and it has catched a lot of people.

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  8. Logan on September 15th, 2008 3:18 pm

    Good stuff, this helped me out.

  9. Hugh on September 23rd, 2008 1:04 am

    I have found that getting the system isn’t the hard part. Most of the educators teach similar techniques, pivots, S/R, moving averages. You can get most of them for free. The key is to find strategies that work for YOU! I would also recommend a mentor. Then test, test, test. It is much easier to have confidence in your system if you have already taken 2-3k trades with it.

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  11. Fun Forex Fan on September 26th, 2008 2:15 am

    Currency Trading Systems such as automated expert advisors are good on different levels for different types of traders.

    For one, automated trading systems are awesome for those who cannot put an educated decision to make trades to save their lives.

    Secondly, the trader who just doesn’t know how to manage trades, can learn more about trading from an expert advisor. They can actually improve their trading style.

    Finally, get something that works!

  12. Roy on October 6th, 2008 1:18 am

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  13. Casual Trader on October 8th, 2008 2:33 pm

    I like the automated systems. They really helped when I started out. They act almost like a software portion of a mentor that you just sort of watch and learn with. I do think it is important to have some sort of learning material with them too, so you grow as a trader, rather than relying on the software.

  14. Forex AutoMoney on October 12th, 2008 9:20 pm

    Good information, but automated signals are definitely the way to go.

  15. jmot on October 14th, 2008 3:35 am

    finding and using available strategies from the internet is a good way to start. i have also written about ways to find out which are the really working strategies on the internet here:

  16. Forex Vergleich on October 14th, 2008 9:46 am

    Ja der Forexhandel bzw. Devisenhandel wird auch hierzulande immer beliebter. Die ganzen Forexplattformen, welche zuvor nur im englischsprachigen Räumen anzutreffen waren sprießen nun auch in der BRD wie Pilze aus dem Boden. Bin mal gespannt in wie weit das auch von den privaten Anlegern angenommen wird. Bin da eher skeptisch obwohl ich auch eine kleine Seite zu diesem Thema ins Netz gestellt habe.

  17. Richard on October 16th, 2008 3:26 pm

    Forex trading is extremely difficult to master, it takes years to start making real profits. Forex systems may cut the learning curve a bit if a trader still is studying the market and developing own trading ideas.

  18. Forex AutoCash Robot on October 17th, 2008 10:54 am

    I have to agree with the above, there have been some great automated programs available this year.

  19. John Gramhone on October 19th, 2008 9:30 am

    Good article.. I think Oanda is great trading platform and had great analyzes tools.. which I am using more than 5 years

  20. Ivan on October 23rd, 2008 4:13 am

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  23. fx on October 24th, 2008 3:27 pm

    Es ist schon erstaunlich wie weit Forex sich verbreitet hat. Nun springen immer mehr Leute auf den Forex-Zug auf und lernen wie lukrativ dieser tole Markt ist. Auch in Deutschland gewinnt der Devisenhandell immer mehr an Beliebtheit.

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  26. Forex Trading Power on October 29th, 2008 6:50 am

    Automated trading systems are good, but definitely there will be big drawdowns someday. In forex trading, there is no free lunch.

  27. Hugh on October 31st, 2008 5:05 am

    I agree that reading about other people’s systems is a great place to start and expand your thinking but ultimately the system must suit your personality.

  28. forex on November 4th, 2008 3:54 pm

    Well creating a successful trading system is not easy task, even when using mt4 u need some coding experience… do you have one shelf forex system to recommend?

  29. Nicole on November 9th, 2008 3:44 pm

    do somebody knows what the best forex broker ist – also for germany. i search an partner programm for my forex blog. thank you for your answer.

  30. Nicole on November 9th, 2008 4:23 pm

    Hast Du zufällig ein richtig geniales System auf PDF oder so welches man den Lesern im eigenen Blog zur Verfügung stellen kann? Das wäre super.

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  32. Real Cash Gifting on November 15th, 2008 2:55 pm

    I’m thinking about trying it out…. :)

  33. Another Brian on November 16th, 2008 12:13 pm

    I still think the best way is to use breakouts, not indicators. Indy’s lag. I tackle some of this on my blog

  34. Forex Autopilot on November 19th, 2008 8:36 pm

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  35. tradingfan on November 22nd, 2008 8:43 am

    Hi there, really its a great stuff, that you have posted here. I have been trading forex for the past couple of months. However, i have used number of system, but these seems to be new one, i havent used, but i think i can use them, i will try definitely, by the way thanks again.

  36. sully on November 22nd, 2008 9:00 am

    Good points, there are a lot of systems that don’t work but I would recommend testing out the more qualified systems.

  37. Forex Autopilot on November 23rd, 2008 6:52 pm

    Usually, buying an automated system would be a lot better than making one yourself. Why would people make the product and try to make money off of it if everyone could do it for free?

  38. Forex Detector on November 24th, 2008 8:51 pm

    I really like the message that your blog conveys to those who are looking for a great trading system. The More Pips The Merrier!!!

  39. Forex-trading-fan on December 2nd, 2008 5:59 am

    Thank you for providing such great mediums of forex trading system. I really want to tell you that before reading this posting i am confused which system should i choose. but now you have given lots of mediums through which i can select better one.

  40. Forex Online Trading Systems Review on December 4th, 2008 1:10 pm

    This is a great post and I hope that you will keep doing this excellent job.

  41. Trisha on December 9th, 2008 9:45 am

    You can try some trading systems but mush precaution is needed since there are a lot of scams. There are also trading systems that you can buy. It all boils down to doing your own stratedy.

  42. Fap Turbo Reviews on December 10th, 2008 8:48 pm

    Great advice. Also, traders need to take some time to test any system in a demo account.

  43. poor man on December 14th, 2008 1:07 am

    until now still dont have any good trading system, even it is free, buy or modify somebody system..

  44. RJ Ulbricht on December 22nd, 2008 9:33 am

    I bought a $5000 course years ago. Drawback was that it had some really stiff monthly fees. I urge caution with large dollar course as the “mentors” jumped ship with this company and went elsewhere after a year and a half.

  45. MetaTrader on December 24th, 2008 11:09 am

    Thanks Rich for this nice Blog! Thanks for sharing with us.

  46. No easy route on December 25th, 2008 11:33 pm

    I’m afraid that the concept of systems is fundamentally flawed. Two weeks ago breakout trades were profitable while range trades were not. Last week there were essentially no breakouts due to low volumes thereby making range trading strategies the best.

    There is no substitute for an experienced human trader. We will take your money!

  47. rocky on December 27th, 2008 10:21 pm

    I have been using a really good service. It’s an alert sytem. the alerts come on my cell phone as a text message. I’ve never lost a trade with it. the downside is that there are an average of 3-5 trades per month. it’s 100 bucks per month. but its worth it so far.

  48. aaron on January 22nd, 2009 4:34 pm

    hey I Found a product that works well i started out with a couple hundred to test it and it had a Great Return %

  49. droys on January 26th, 2009 9:31 am

    As i have compared to the past system i used this is one of the best system.. That’s exactly what many traders do and they shoot themselves in the foot before they start downloading on it.Thanks for your blog it helps me a lot .

  50. Walt on January 26th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Developing your own system is really the only way to trade. I personally like to trade based on price movements.

  51. Trisha on January 27th, 2009 8:44 am

    “There is no substitute for an experienced human trader.” I agree with this. However, its handy to have systems that were developed to expedite and make analysis a faster.

  52. geoff on January 28th, 2009 12:46 pm

    i think ..that four main ways has given us more knowledge to understand it well .. great..!!

  53. zerk on January 28th, 2009 12:52 pm

    I like this post because it gives the right information that i have been searching for.Its been a long time that i am searching for great trading system but now i found it thanks for this post. It helps and it works well.

  54. clint on January 29th, 2009 10:30 am

    there are to many ways and kind of getting a great forex trading system.. and that four main ways can help us to get fast great trading system… although there’s still an difficulties about finding it but all in all it really helps….

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  58. forexgeek on March 6th, 2009 2:18 am

    As usual many traders try to find a perfect technique for trading but actually there is no 100% system in this world. The best way is develop your own trading system and practice that system for yourself. I also have some autopilot software that profitable to have. Check for yourself and maybe you can find something that fit you right.

  59. jack on November 3rd, 2010 3:28 am

    what is your auto trading system forexgeek?

  60. CFD on November 12th, 2010 10:57 pm

    This a great post, I found the information very useful it has really helped me with my trading. Keep up the good work.

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