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Stop Playing around

Ken (TheForexFox)
Nov 29 2011 at 21:57
57 posts
I started Fresh (Yes busted the other account) in this account No trying new things, No trading Gold,(BIG mistake)
sticking to what I do best.
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/TheForexFox/stop-playing/199871

Ken--TheForexFox

Trade the plan that works for you!!
PipGnostic
TheCyclist
Nov 30 2011 at 04:34
724 posts
Ken,

Just a word of advice. In that last thread not once did anyone mention trade sizes. It's all about prediction and direction. Trade sizes are far more critical than predictions and directions.

If strongly advise you to pay more attention to that aspect of the trading.

Tim Berry
tberry61
Nov 30 2011 at 07:31
12 posts
Hmm, did you wipe out your other thread?

Ken (TheForexFox)
Nov 30 2011 at 07:32
57 posts
Hey Pip
  Thanks for your advise, at what trade size do you think I should use 0.10, 0.05, 0.02, 0.20?
on a $500 start,

Thanks again
Ken

Trade the plan that works for you!!
PipGnostic
TheCyclist
Nov 30 2011 at 09:12
724 posts
Depends on the rest of your strategy Ken. And the specific performance of your calls. What does the worst loosing streak look like? Can you survive it?

And if you drop trade sizes when you start loosing, how does that affect profitability ? What does the average losing streak look like?

Stuff like that.

PipGnostic
TheCyclist
Nov 30 2011 at 09:15
724 posts
To try and trade $500 is near impossible anyway. Smallest change you can do on a account is about $120 to $150. That's the value of 0.01 lots on a mini.

Your account is only $500, so right off the bat the chances of that account making it is about 0%. See if you can get some books from Van Tharp. He goes into detail about it.

Also the reason you can forget about that $5000 in a week.

https://www.iitm.com/tips/Tips-MM.htm

Ken (TheForexFox)
Nov 30 2011 at 12:09
57 posts
Hey Tim Berry The other thread is still here- $500 to freedom .

Yo Pip That $5000 in a week was just lucky, But starting with $500 to making a fulltime income is what I plan with a live account someday. My plan says it should take 14 to 16 weeks, Thanks for your input, I'll read that book by Van Tharp,

Thanks all
Ken--TheForexFox

Trade the plan that works for you!!
Tim Berry
tberry61
Nov 30 2011 at 15:28
12 posts
Yep found it last night. Not sure why I didn't see it before.... :-/

Ken (TheForexFox)
Nov 30 2011 at 16:04
57 posts
you would think by now I would know to place stop/loss in every trade, but no, So what happens, I go to restroom and when I get back the Eur/Usd shoots up over 230pips in about 3min blowing my account, I hope when I go live I PUT IN MY STOPS STUPID!!
needless to say Stop Playing II
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/TheForexFox/stop-playing-ii/200443

Trade the plan that works for you!!
Tim Berry
tberry61
Nov 30 2011 at 19:53
12 posts
You scare me Ken ;-)

Ken (TheForexFox)
Nov 30 2011 at 23:03
57 posts
Yea- but now you know why I'm still demo trading, Hahaha

Trade the plan that works for you!!
PipGnostic
TheCyclist
Nov 30 2011 at 23:28
724 posts
Ya well. I also traded through that and my accounts hit new highs.

What was your intended trade? Euro or USsd, see that move was Eur. Had you had a diversified USD position you'd have survived. But you had a EurUsd which is both a Euro and Usd position with to big a trade on it.

Trade sizes, diversification. Risk management, you could use a hedging order as a stop in a different pair. Using an actual stop is pointless. But of course to hedge properly you need to understand trade values and so on...

It's really not about where you put down the trade. It's about everything else...which is much more than a stop.

tyler (tylerbose)
Dec 01 2011 at 03:27
39 posts
hi ken , why don't you use scrips to trade ? that would be safer , no matter what happen you will have your sl already set you can also put a trailing stop in it 🙄

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