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7 Benefits of using stoplosses
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TraderProHungary

Member Since Jan 06, 2020  83 posts FundsProManager (TraderProHungary) May 10 at 04:37
1; It allows you to grow your profits by gradually without everything you earn, e.g. If you make profits if let's say $500 you can risked $50 from it to chase more profits by using stoploss to that effect.
2; It allows you to control and check your drawdown to minimum, personally I hate d rawdowns above 20%, so i avoid it at all cost by planning my trades with stoplosses well placed.

3: It allows you to have a very good money management.

4; With stoplosses well placed, you can always control your emotions of not letting floatings of huge negative openings.
5; You don't have to worry about spikes, as your accounts are protected by it.

6; You can always plan and know how much you stand to loss if things goes opposit, and if you are not kind traders that stays full staring on their trading computers all day.
7: This is my favourite part, Stoploss can actually allow you to risk very little and gain more if only you are a patient trader and always plan well. E.g When you have $1k, You can risk $50 and target to earn $250 and above or Risk $100 and target 500 and above.

Questions are welcomed


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TraderProHungary

Member Since Jan 06, 2020  83 posts FundsProManager (TraderProHungary) May 10 at 12:45
You can also add yours

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Beallador

Member Since Aug 20, 2019  12 posts Beallador May 10 at 15:06
It's a great list with benefits. I think it's very well-formed. My friend and I recently talked about using stop loss. He's not using it, and he's been asking about benefits. But I couldn't make so many arguments in it's favor, so we decided to postpone the argument. I can't believe I found this thread on the forum so well in time.

TraderProHungary

Member Since Jan 06, 2020  83 posts FundsProManager (TraderProHungary) May 10 at 17:30
I'm very glad it helps you, trading people's money is not the only way to help, I felt like writing things and rules that made me successful so others could learn from it too, I'm not the selfish type.

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Dictiony

Member Since Apr 01, 2020  124 posts Dictiony May 11 at 00:37
There are no global receipts whats better it really depends on the strategy. you should try many possibilities while development. There are situations you must use limit/stop orders and otherss there you have to take market.

Brick_56

Member Since Apr 18, 2020  21 posts Brick_56 May 11 at 07:17
I agree with that post. Using a SL is any day better. It does a help a lot while trading.

hi4all

Member Since Nov 19, 2017  4 posts Hicham Nejjahi (hi4all) May 11 at 07:31 (edited May 11 at 07:31 )
Personally I never trade with stop lose, and not encouraging anyone to follow me, I have my own strategy which works for the past 3 years, what I liked about your post and I agree 100% is the drawdown, I hate seeing my drawdown more than 20%, and one of my accounts I was happy with, its drawdown was below 2% for few months

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nikosk0

Member Since Dec 18, 2019  27 posts nikosk0 May 11 at 08:52
i'd say using a proper stop loss has all these benefits.

on the timeframe you are trading the stop loss much be set at a point that makes your idea invalid.
my idea gets invalidaded ussualy the the previus swing high or low is taken out.

stop losses are the single most important thing any trader should have in his strategy.

i once lost 10% on a signle trade because i was moving my stop loss all the time saying the trade will come to my favour untill i eventually decided i didnt want to loose more luckily for me cause the trade never reversed.


i should also mention that this has happened after i had enormus profits at 1% for a continuous 2 month wich very few loosing trades, i was feeling unbeatable at the time that i caant be wrong

i never again changed my stop loss since then. good placement and if i am wrong then be it, i'll get the next one or the one after that.

but to get back that 10% i lost it took me a while.

for me i no longer accept any drawdown. i can accept my drawdown on balance to be 10-15% by my equity must be at least break even when i have that kind of drawdown,

that draw down happens cause the loosers loose faster than the winners win (if you target 4-5-10r that is)

everything is possible, put the effort and do it, dont let anyone discourage you
wirymace

Member Since May 06, 2020  6 posts wirymace May 11 at 11:10
hi4all posted:
Personally I never trade with stop lose, and not encouraging anyone to follow me, I have my own strategy which works for the past 3 years, what I liked about your post and I agree 100% is the drawdown, I hate seeing my drawdown more than 20%, and one of my accounts I was happy with, its drawdown was below 2% for few months


So do you effectively use a stop loss based on draw down of your account rather than pips?

hi4all

Member Since Nov 19, 2017  4 posts Hicham Nejjahi (hi4all) May 11 at 13:20
nikosk0 posted:
i'd say using a proper stop loss has all these benefits.

on the timeframe you are trading the stop loss much be set at a point that makes your idea invalid.
my idea gets invalidaded ussualy the the previus swing high or low is taken out.

stop losses are the single most important thing any trader should have in his strategy.

i once lost 10% on a signle trade because i was moving my stop loss all the time saying the trade will come to my favour untill i eventually decided i didnt want to loose more luckily for me cause the trade never reversed.


i should also mention that this has happened after i had enormus profits at 1% for a continuous 2 month wich very few loosing trades, i was feeling unbeatable at the time that i caant be wrong

i never again changed my stop loss since then. good placement and if i am wrong then be it, i'll get the next one or the one after that.

but to get back that 10% i lost it took me a while.

for me i no longer accept any drawdown. i can accept my drawdown on balance to be 10-15% by my equity must be at least break even when i have that kind of drawdown,

that draw down happens cause the loosers loose faster than the winners win (if you target 4-5-10r that is)


Few years ago I watched a video, if I am not mistaken it was Anton Kreil, about his strategy, let me tell what I Learnt from that conference, SL is a big lie,you should never set a stop loss I am telling you this as you are an experienced one, any beginner i would recommend him or even insist to use a SL, I am using a strategy very close to be hedging, so instead of placing a stop lose i will open a new trade, you may think i am going to blow my account, but iit is working for me, i will try to search on youtune for that video and send it to u here, it 45 min long and very useful

hicham@
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