This is my first post on this forum. I have been trading for a long time so I can express my opinion on this topic based on some experience. I usually try to place stop loss above or below the swing. In this trading style my losing ratio is low.
Some pairs are more stable than others ,thats why its wise to trade 1 pair to begin with ,usually what we do is wait for large spikes placing stop loss instantly as spike happens,must be a larger spike than rest of the trend.Next 3 candles present themselves of possible direction,takes practice of reading the trend to place correct stops.
I will never understand traders who do not understand the importance of placing stop loss for their order. I can see why experienced traders sometimes do not do that, but beginner should seriously input their trading style and learn why stop loss is very important.
Stop loss is important for short term traders. But the real problem is where to place the stop loss. Many people place stop loss by counting pips. But to place stop loss, knowledge of support and resistance is very important.
Akasuki posted: Stop loss is important for short term traders. But the real problem is where to place the stop loss. Many people place stop loss by counting pips. But to place stop loss, knowledge of support and resistance is very important.
There is an argument in your comment. However, it cannot be denied that stop loss is very important to manage the risk.
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