Often used by new investors to replicate the success of more experienced traders, copy trading is exactly what it sounds like – a system that allows traders to join a network of other traders, pick the traders they like, and copy the trades that they make.
For the less-experienced trader, the trading journey can be extremely daunting. There are pitfalls around every corner and an endless amount of information to digest. Copy trading allows them to take advantage of the experience and skills of other traders by following their trades.
In return, those whose trades are being copied – also known as signal providers – usually charge their followers either a subscription fee and/or draw a commission from followers’ profits and spreads.
Copy trading has also given rise to a new kind of investor portfolio: the signal portfolio. Instead of having their funds in assets or instruments, one’s money is placed with other investors. For example, if a copy trader wants to diversify among different asset classes, they would split their funds among a signal provider that trades forex, a signal provider that trades indices, and one that trades commodities etcetera – instead of directly investing in said assets.
While all copy trading platforms will allow users to follow and automatically copy trades, some, like PU Social, will provide users with added flexibility and functions. These can include the following:
Copy the trades made by an experienced trader, but only risk the capital you want to. The size of your trades can be made as a percentage of your equity – meaning that if your chosen signal has equity 10x larger than yours, your trade size will be 10x smaller than theirs’.
This function lets you bet against a trader by making trades opposite from them.
Discover the Best
Signal providers are tracked and ranked based on their performance. Information like their trade history, all-time returns, and max drawdown are public information, so traders can pick based on their own risk appetite and trading personality.
Risks vs Benefits
Start trading with little or no experience in the financial markets
Take advantage of the skills and experience of others
Learn from other traders and develop your own strategy
Copied trades are more likely to yield returns compared to standard trades for the average trader
Market risks, which also apply to standard trading
High-performing signals: Past results are not a guarantee of future returns
Automatic copying might result in higher liquidity risks
Insufficient funds might result in a copied strategy not being properly executed
Ready to start copy trading with PU Prime? Download PU Social today and start copying!