A managed Forex account works in much the same way as a traditional mutual fund; an outside trader (CTA) is managing the accounts transactions on behalf of the account owners. The Forex trader (CTA) watches the market and attempts to create profitable trading opportunities for the individuals.
The Forex market include countries from around the world therefore, it is important to understand the regulations and laws regarding Forex trading and what companies are permitted to work with the public dealing with managed Forex accounts. This is another benefit of a managed Forex account verses going it alone as a CTA is responsible for understanding the Forex industry regulations and staying in compliance with them.
Even though using a managed Forex account can be beneficial, it can also be very risky. It is your responsibility to research and select the best investment organization or other experienced individual CTA to manage your account. Past history, rate of average loss and general reputation of the amount of profit yielded are all factors that should be taken into consideration when doing your research.
As with most things, there is a cost associated with a managed account. The cost or payment structure for a managed Forex account will vary based upon the CTA. Most managed Forex accounts are set up to keep a portion of the profits that are made from trading. This type of an arrangement usually works best for new investors. With this payment arrangement, the CTA does not make any money unless he is successful in the market. The percentage of the profit kept can be large. In some cases, the CTA will keep upwards of 30 percent of the profit.
Managed Forex accounts are for those who don’t have the time to devote to the markets rapid pace. It’s also for those who don’t have the expertise to deal in the foreign exchange market. Professional CTAs and investment firms are there to help manage your account. Leverage their experience and potentially lower your overall portfolio risk and enhance your overall portfolio returns.