I hadn't thought about it that way before. I was all in favour of a max limit of 1:50 but you are right it just means that people will put larger deposits in their account (which they will eventually lose)
Today I mastered how to trade the news and ESMA and the likes are trying to stop me from trading by limiting the amount of leverage I can use. They want to stop me from making a living from something I enjoy. I have spent several years learning everything I can about TA. Why should small traders like myself who have spent years learning be penalised. It's unfair! Today I traded USDCAD and in seconds I had made over £200 from my £100. This is a Trillion $ market and my opinion they want to keep it in the hands of the few!!!
It's not so much about the profit it's about how I had it all set up, the technical analysis etc!!! I didn't trade it perfectly but it's early days!!!
…..and I'm a manual trader, I'm not using robots or algorithms etc!!!
I might be wrong but this is the kind of practice regulatory bodies should be looking into. I'm no Elliott Wave expert, but I thought this was a, b, c and then USD would go up and take out 15 minute parabolic. Not only that it's supported by the 50 smooth ma on 15, 30 and 1hr charts and yet it spiked down. Seen this done so many times when price has done the exact opposite despite the support of technical indicators!!!
Wouldn't surprise me if brokers have algorithms set up to trade against their clients (Stop Loss Hunters). Stop smaller clients out first cos their the easiest to stop out cos they have lower equity. See using robots against humans already!!!
That's why I don't use a stop loss, once my £100 has gone that's it!!!
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