Importance of Stop Loss

Nov 03, 2017 at 14:00
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Member Since Apr 18, 2017   920 posts
Oct 27, 2019 at 17:05
When I was a newbie; then I didn’t try SL so willingly; but now I am! Because, I see without SL the journey is so sticky!
Member Since Jul 20, 2020   341 posts
Aug 31, 2020 at 11:52
Stop loss is very important for new traders to control their loss. If you don't have the proper knowledge and you want to trade with minimum risks, you should use stop loss to control your risks.
Member Since Jul 19, 2020   788 posts
Sep 01, 2020 at 01:00
A lot of experience of trading is required to use Stop Loss. It is not possible to observe the market 24 hours a day so stop loss has to be used. Stop Loss must be used to target money management or risk management. Stop-loss is a part of good analysis. It is never possible to be a successful trader by trading without stop loss. Because risk cannot be managed without stop loss.
forex_trader_1151190
Member Since Feb 28, 2020   17 posts
Sep 01, 2020 at 12:57
A trade plan MUST have stop loss. Stop-loss signify 2 things.

1) Acceptance to the market that is going against your idea
2) Proper risk management.

Unless you are 100% accurate, you need a stoploss.
Member Since Jul 23, 2020   759 posts
Sep 14, 2020 at 00:05
AniLorak posted:
When I was a newbie; then I didn’t try SL so willingly; but now I am! Because, I see without SL the journey is so sticky!
That’s quite right. Still some traders don’t know how to place SL perfectly. SL is one of most essential part in trading. So, trader need to learn about it.
Member Since Sep 07, 2020   63 posts
Sep 14, 2020 at 07:21
Stop loss is a MUST. You cannot afford to miss it, unless you are so sure when it comes to trading. Sto loss helps to protect you from loss if the market are going the way that you do not want it to go
Member Since Sep 13, 2020   22 posts
Sep 14, 2020 at 08:09
Stop-loss is one of the most important things in forex trading especially for beginners and for those who do day trading.
Never Ever Give Up
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Sep 14, 2020 at 08:32
SL is the tool to limit your risk. That is for novice traders
More experienced traders are using alos other tools to limit risk like
1 pair hedge
2 pair hedge
3 pairs hedge
equity protection

or trading with very low leverage which limits your profit/loss drastically
Member Since Jul 23, 2020   869 posts
Sep 23, 2020 at 17:29
pegima posted:
Stop-loss is one of the most important things in forex trading especially for beginners and for those who do day trading.
I agree. I prefer trailing stop loss. If I see a potential trade then I go for trailing SL. Otherwise I use normal SL order.
Member Since Jul 19, 2020   318 posts
Sep 23, 2020 at 18:48
Stop loss is very important for the new traders to deal with their losses.
forex_trader_1786937
Member Since Aug 23, 2020   142 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 03:32
Stop loss or Auto take out of Buy/Sell limits actually help you to have a good risk management and make you compound your profits very well, this is also one of my best strategies, and make my profits consistent.
Member Since Mar 16, 2020   54 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 04:45
Stop loss helps you to reduce the chances of loss and helps you to manage the risk.
Member Since Oct 24, 2013   268 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 05:24 (edited Sep 24, 2020 at 05:28)
So many BS Bla Bla responses. Yes we've all read the books. For me, I am a very profitable (trader of more than 40 years experience in stocks, commodities and forex) and I only became profitable when I stopped using a stop loss. Now I NEVER use a stop loss. NEVER, ever, ever. My account is my stop loss. I only fund the amount with the TOTAL amount that I am prepared to loose and don't make stupid trades. In other words if I fund an account I am prepared to loose 100% of that account without loosing sleep. Then I go all in on every trade I do make. Because I am all in on every trade I have to refund the account when I loose. I can't and wont add funds to move a Margin call at the last minute. This slows down the decision making process for me and ensures that I have conviction on every trade. You are less likely to make stupid decisions when everything is at stake. So when I'm wrong I'm just simply wrong and I have to accept that. When I'm right I'm leveraged up to the eye balls with all in and ...... KACHING!!$$$$$$$$$

Not the trading style for everyone and a long way from main stream BS that floats around but I'm working about three hours a day for an income that would make your eyes water.

You can't spend open trades.
Member Since Oct 24, 2013   268 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 05:50
PS... I haven't been a profitable trader all my life. I spent more than 10 years paying my dues and giving a LOT (the cost of a couple of houses worth to be honest) of money to the system before I became profitable. I've been there. Persistence, commitment and tenacity are a traders best qualities. It takes time to find your groove.
You can't spend open trades.
Member Since Aug 28, 2020   15 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 06:54
Amber_0302 posted:
Stop loss helps you to reduce the chances of loss and helps you to manage the risk.
Right, a good way for traders to limit their losses, however, not all traders use it.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 09:07
Silverthorn posted:
PS... I haven't been a profitable trader all my life. I spent more than 10 years paying my dues and giving a LOT (the cost of a couple of houses worth to be honest) of money to the system before I became profitable. I've been there. Persistence, commitment and tenacity are a traders best qualities. It takes time to find your groove.

SO why dont you publish your results after such long struggle?
Member Since Oct 24, 2013   268 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 11:57
togr posted:
Silverthorn posted:
PS... I haven't been a profitable trader all my life. I spent more than 10 years paying my dues and giving a LOT (the cost of a couple of houses worth to be honest) of money to the system before I became profitable. I've been there. Persistence, commitment and tenacity are a traders best qualities. It takes time to find your groove.

SO why dont you publish your results after such long struggle?

You've always said the same thing and I'll always give you the same answer I've always given you Buddy.
You can't spend open trades.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 13:24
Silverthorn posted:
togr posted:
Silverthorn posted:
PS... I haven't been a profitable trader all my life. I spent more than 10 years paying my dues and giving a LOT (the cost of a couple of houses worth to be honest) of money to the system before I became profitable. I've been there. Persistence, commitment and tenacity are a traders best qualities. It takes time to find your groove.

SO why dont you publish your results after such long struggle?

You've always said the same thing and I'll always give you the same answer I've always given you Buddy.
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Member Since Sep 18, 2020   6 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 13:56
Ima think if you don't wanna losess don't put sl at all. Ima put sl not often.
But Ima think sometimes they're really needfull.
Ima do what Ima want to
forex_trader_1786937
Member Since Aug 23, 2020   142 posts
Sep 24, 2020 at 14:33
ZzzzzzzZ posted:
Ima think if you don't wanna losess don't put sl at all. Ima put sl not often.
But Ima think sometimes they're really needfull.
Any professional trader uses stop out just in case, I don't fail to use it, as a matter of fact with it I actually make much profits, because I take proper time before I place any trade, knowing that making a wrong or hurry calls will lead to my stop out being hit, so i take time to analyse before placing any trades, this give me higher accuracy in identifying trends and making profits riding it.
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