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Is Trading on Your Mobile Safe?

30 January, 2019 Technology

The advancement of mobile technology means that we can actually do most things from the palm of our hand. One of the ways in which mobiles have aided the financial industries is that trading can now be done on your phone. Previous barriers to entry for traders were the fact that the intensive nature of trading tethers you to your computer. But, with technology meaning we can have instant internet access almost anywhere, this means more and more people are getting into trading on their phones. But, is trading on your mobile phone really all it's cracked up to be?


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How Can We Trade on Mobile?

 

There are numerous ways in which we can trade online. Not all of it involves trading cash to cash - such as forex or cryptocurrency trading. Plus, the existence of digital e-wallets means that tokens can be saved on your device. Moreover, options trading involves predicting the fluctuations of a price of an asset and making a profit from predicting correctly. The levels of trading available online range from those which take just a cursory amount of information and skill to those involved in larger strategies, which could use all kinds of trading to form a larger, holistic approach to trading online. There are countless platforms that facilitate trading and some even offer assistance and a wealth of information so you know that the trades you are making or planning to make will bring you the best return on investment.


Is Trading Safe?

 

Trading involves sensitive financial information, so immediately issues of security come into play. While trading online is no less secure than any other method of inputting personal and financial information online, it can present a veritable range of opportunities for hackers. Indeed, reports circulated that stated that the Philippines was the most targeted Asian country for hackers and continues to show that financial information has been harvested and information such as registered voters and credit card information has been leaked. Yet, trading itself can be made safe if you have the correct information on how to keep your personal information safe.


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How Can You Keep Your Information Safe?

 

Firstly, you should never trade on a public network without a sturdy VPN in place. Then you should make sure that your password is strong and difficult to guess or be identified. You should also make sure that your trading platform enables you to preview the trade - otherwise, you could make an error and trade the wrong thing. Ensure that should some fraud take place, your platform is able to deal with this adequately to ensure you are reimbursed and protected in the future. Only ever trade when the full SSL encryption is on and keep your antivirus protection up to date. While hacks aren't impossible, if you make it as difficult as it can be to be hacked, you're more likely to stay safe when trading online.

 

Trading online with your mobile can be extremely rewarding - but only if you follow the steps and protocols in place to trade safely and ensure your information is protected where possible.

 


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