Leverage is useful if you know how to use it. In fact, without leverage it's possible to trade forex for small investor. It is because of the leverage we can open good size lot. To open a .05 lot, you would need 5000$ cash.
High leverage doe not necessarily mean higher risk. As long as you know how much value you are investing, it is the same. Leverage just demand your minimum dollar to buy your product. Yet ultimately it is all the same the value of leverage of 100 or 500.
If utliised properly with a sound risk management strategy then yes leverage is very important. The double edged sword nature of it though is that if your risk management is poor, you can blow your account quicker.
If you can't spot the liquidity then you are the liquidity.
Everything depends on your personal preferences. Some traers claim that leverages are very useful and they help you to generate big sums of money, others state that leverages are very dangerous and it's the easiest way to lose all your funds. I suppose that everything has its own advtantages and disadvantages. Leverages aren't an exception actually. To my mind, leverages are quite helpful for those traders who have solid experience in trading activity and want to try something new, because they can weigh all the risks before open a deal and decide whether this deal worths it or not. So, that's why leverages aren't for rookies.
Leverage is useful, if trading without leverage, hence only rich traders will be able to open trades because trading will, based contract size, and standard contract size 1 lot is $100.000 USD, it's not for retail traders
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