If you are trading bitcoins also keep in mind that the long-awaited bitcoin fork is coming on August 1st 2017 (i.e. tomorrow).The fork implies a new crypto currency, called Bitcoin Cash (BCC or BCH), will be created. In theory, you should receive one additional token, for each bitcoin you currently own. The word own is really important, as ownership in the crypto world is a bit more complicated. Some e-wallets and crypto-exchanges will support newly created coins, while others will not. (https://www.forexbrokerz.com/news/which-exchanges-will-support-bitcoin-fork)
It is not an actual hardfork as being discussed and had a long debate on this. Rather the new coin Bitcoin cash(BCC) is just another altcoin out there, but it uses the exact same code and same transaction history of the Bitcoin.
It is being done by a group of BTC miners just for their own benefit from mining fees. Since BTC source code is opensource and hence, any group having large amount of BTC can copy it and claim to have a new coin. But it can't be called a real hard fork.
In real hard fork the total number of coins will be divided in to 2 types of coins in each wallet. Here it is opposite. Here the total number of coins will be doubled one of each type for each wallet. So if BCC price will be anywhere equivalent to the price of BTC current price, then one night millionaires will be made in 24 hours since their BTC count will be doubled in one day.
Not sure where you got your info leo23, but almost everything you said is not accurate.
It is in fact a true hardfork (you don't get a non-actual fork, a fork is a fork, soft [reversible, little impact update, backward compatible] and hard [major non-reversible update, a new system, cannot work with older versions].
The voting is done by miners, a command (or switch) is added to signal their vote when mining, miners do not create coins, they just mine the coins from a blockchain created by developers. [or more accurately extend the blockchain in echange for coins]
BCC will be created as the fork of BTC, anyone with BTC will get the same amount of coins in BCC, there is no doubling of existing BTC coins. You will need your BTC wallet private key imported into a BCC wallet to get access to the BCC, if you have your BTC on an external wallet where you don't hold the private key, chances are you will forfeit any BCC. BCC is currently estimated to open on exchanges at approx $230 per BCC, this is a guess at best, so anyone thinking you will double the value of your BTC on a 1:1 ratio are in for a surprise.
any group having large amount of BTC can copy it
Anyone with developer skills can make a pull request for the code and create their own coin, not sure where your reference to a 'group with large amount of BTC' has anything to do with this. I can make a pull request now and create a coin in about an hour with no BTC, the success of the coin depends on my vision for the coin, it's functionality and ultimately the online community <-- that is why Bitcoin clones don't last, new coins have to have a unique function and revolutionize the Blockchain technology to succeed.
For every loss there should be at least an equal and opposite profit.