10 commandments for choosing a Copytrader strategy in more detail:

  1. Reliable statistics: The vast majority of results presented are scams, optimized backtests or systems that do not represent the reality of results of a robot or strategy on a real account. When choosing a Copytrader strategy , it is essential to check that the statistics presented are based on real and verifiable results.
  2. Check if the results are on real account: Impressive results can be obtained on demo accounts, where there are no slippages and other limitations present on real accounts. Therefore, it is important to verify that the results presented by the strategy come from a real account, which provides greater reliability and relevance.
  3. Verified Copytrader brokers : Before choosing a Copytrader strategy , it is essential to check the reputation and reviews of the broker or platform used. Searching review sites such as ReclameAqui (in Brazil) or Trustpilot (outside Brazil) can provide valuable insights into the broker’s reliability and performance.
  4. Minimum 1 year of positive strategy activity: A Copytrader strategy should be evaluated for its consistency over time. Make sure your chosen strategy has at least one year of positive activity, i.e. a track record of consistently profitable results. This provides greater reliability and indicates that the strategy has proven to be effective in different market conditions.
  5. Calculate the average monthly/annual profitability: In addition to analyzing the rate of return of the strategy, it is important to calculate the average monthly or annual profitability. This allows you to get a more accurate sense of expected performance over time. A strategy with a stable and consistent rate of return is generally preferable to a strategy that has extremely volatile results.
  6. Greed has a limit! While it is tempting to pursue strategies with high monthly returns, it is important to remember that very high returns are generally not sustainable in the long term. Strategies that promise monthly returns greater than 20% should be analyzed with caution, as they may be the result of temporary luck or a specific adaptation to the market. It is recommended to evaluate the strategy for a minimum period of 6 months and verify that the drawdown was not too high, ideally less than 30%.
  7. Check Copytrader Trading Style : When selecting a Copytrader strategy , it is important to understand the trading style adopted by the strategy. Check if the strategy uses a position increase (scaling) and what is the maximum percentage loss value allowed in a single trade. A very aggressive trading style can involve significant risks, so it is recommended that the maximum percentage loss value does not exceed 5% or 10%.
  8. Be prudent! When starting to invest in a Copytrader strategy , avoid starting with very high values. It is advisable to start with as little as possible to test the strategy and understand its performance on your account. FortunaDozer , for example, allows an initial investment of just $50, providing an opportunity to test the strategy before increasing investments.
  9. Check net profitability: In addition to analyzing the rate of return, it is important to consider the net profitability of the strategy. Check the average monthly income and calculate how much you would need to invest to cover the costs associated with the strategy. Look for strategies that offer the option to activate the copy by paying a fee or commission on profits, rather than incurring fixed costs.
  10. Copytrader Matching : After activating the Copytrader strategy , check that the results obtained by the strategy or robot are in line with the results on your own account. Some variation is acceptable, but a difference that is too high may indicate problems or inconsistencies when copying operations. Check that the variation does not exceed a reasonable limit, avoiding cases where the difference reaches more than 50%.