The increasing power of home computers has allowed software to be developed that allows everyday people to take part in the massive foreign currency trading market from the comfort of their own homes. This software is a lot more automated than the software that the big corporates use. It is designed to sit there and analyse the markets thoroughly, and then only place a trade order when it believes a profit is possible. It bases its decisions on trends and cycles - exchange rates go up and down every second of the day, so there is always a chance to make money. The software is designed to be “set and forget”, however any smart trader should always keep an eye on how the software is performing.