Regular readers will know that I’m a big proponent of copy trading. It’s something I’ve been doing for the past few years and had quite a bit of success with. I wanted to put together a post to round up what the current state of Copy Trading is.
Over the past year I’ve seen new platforms launch, new innovations and some brokers shut down. So here is a state of play for copy trading in 2017.
Have you had success trading forex? Are you looking for ways to grow your income? Then this post is for you. I wanted to share some strategies you can use to increase your forex or stock trading income, without having to increase the level of risk you trade at.
Social trading offers a path for increased revenue with very little change to how you’re currently trading. With social trading not only will you profit from your own trades, but you’ll earn additional revenue with people copy your trades through a platform like etoro.
eToro is the worlds largest social trading network. And as such, there are millions of people to potentially copy trade. So narrowing down who to follow can be a bit of a challenge. I’ve put together a list of the top performing traders based on this page from etoro which tracks the top performers in 2016.
Here are some of the top performing traders on etoro. This doesn’t include the one-hit wonders, but rather traders who performed over all of 2016 consistently.
So if you’re looking for some ideas on who to trade, here are my top picks. I’ll be updating this page throughout the year as things change.
For the past three years I’ve diligently kept a log of my net worth that gets updated every week. I can remember one week before I had started this habit, logging in to check my transaction account, and finding it overdrawn. I had let my expenses get out of hand and was effectively burying my head in the sand.
I decided things needed to change and begun a written log of my net worth. A weekly snapshot of my finances.
Contract for Difference or CFD allows you to speculate on the movement of an underlying asset. What does that mean? You can trade stocks without having to own the actual stock. I wanted to explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of CFD trading and why I think it’s a great way to make money online.
This all depends on the broker you use, but many won’t charge any commissions. For example, on etoro if you open a buy position on a stock, with no leverage, the CFD is fee to hold. Short and leveraged positions will incur a fee.
The price of bitcoin is currently surging. So now may be the perfect time to get started investing in Bitcoin. And the best way to make money in Bitcoin is through CFDs.
A CFD allows you to trade the underlying asset (in this case bitcoin) without having to actually take delivery of it. And here is why I think that it’s much easier to invest with a CFD as opposed to actually buying bitcoin: Continue reading
2017 is here. At the beginning of each year, I like to do a sort of stocktake, where I look at my current financial situation and figure out what is working and what I can do better. It’s important to not bury your head in the sand and let things get out of hand.
So this year, spend a little time getting your finances in order – it’ll really pay off over the coming year.
So I missed a month in sharing how I was going with my savings side project. November was a busy month and I didn’t have much time to write. But enough with the excuses, here is how I went.
For those who don’t know, Acorns is a little app that will transfer money from your bank account into an investment account automatically. It rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and transfers this amount into the account. So the more you spend the more you’ll invest. I like how it just works magically in the background and I don’t need to do anything.
I was thinking today about what would be the easiest and laziest way to make money online. It would need to be some method that didn’t require much creativity or effort and that could be used by anyone, no matter their experience.
And I came to the conclusion…. Continue reading
Here’s a really interesting tidbit that I recently discovered. During the recent Brexit event, when markets were wiped out and a huge the pound dropped to record breaking levels, traders on etoro still managed to make a profit. In fact the majority of traders correctly predicted the outcome of the referendum.
According to etoro’s CEO, traders made a 2.41% return during that period.
Why does eToro perform so well in turbulent markets?
The majority of people on the platform are copy trading. They aren’t making trades themselves, but rather using the natty copytrade feature, which lets you automatically copy the trades of guru traders. This means that beginners aren’t betting wildly on the market, and instead are letting better and more experienced individuals make the tricky analysis.
This whole just goes to show that social trading is the way forward. Forex is extremely risky. And so is CFD trading. That’s why I love the approach of etoro. By copy trading across numerous traders, you spread out the risk and forex suddenly looks like a more profitable investment.
Were you copy trading on etoro during Brexit? How much money did you make? Let me know in the comments.