Signal for What?
A signal is a set of analyses utilized by forex traders in order to gauge and determine if a currency pair is eligible to be bought or sold at any given time. These signals, specifically for forex, may be based on the technical analysis of chart tools and events based on news regarding the market. Trade signals come in a myriad of forms; they can be in bull or bear pennants, a continuous patterns in technical analysis formed during large movements, wedges, rectangles, triangles, and lastly, head-and-shoulder chart patterns. Trading signals are either for free, come with a fee, or, if you’re a good enough trader, developed by traders themselves.
Breaking Signals Down
Forex trading signals are executed in two ways, manual or automated. When executing signals through the manual system, traders are seen to be sitting in front of a computer screen, watching and waiting for signals. Once found these signals are interpreted if a currency is to be bought or sold.
The automated system on the other hand, has the trader “tutoring and guiding” the software with what signals to keep an eye out for and once found, how to interpret them. It is said that the automated system omits a key element that is important to almost majority of traders and that is the psychological element.
Both of these signals are found and can be purchased on the internet. An important thing to note is that a “perfect” trading signal exists and that traders will have to rely on what knowledge and data are made available to them.