Pros vs. Cons of automated trading


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    Advantages vs disadvantages of automated trading

    Let's weigh the advantages and disadvantages of automated or algorithmic trading.

    Pros

    • Operates 24/7
    • Safety measures prevent over-trading
    • Minimized losses
    • Feelings and emotions are not involved
    • Peace of mind knowing the software operates reliably

    Cons

    • Requires some monitoring
    • Changes to configuration may not always be accessible (requires internet connection)
    • Reduced risk equates to reduced reward

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