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Member Since Apr 01, 2020  86 posts Dictiony Jun 16 at 00:06
A common mistake beginning forex traders make is to use leverage without taking into account the risk in relation to the amount of money available in their trading account. Leverage can wipe out a trading account very quickly if it is not handled properly.


Member Since Jun 15, 2020  10 posts inspirenez Jun 22 at 12:09
Although using leverage is important while you trade in forex, it is also important to take care of the risk factors associated with it. Also it is essential to maintain the leverage to be low and make use of trailing stops for reducing the downside and protecting the capital.


Member Since May 28, 2020  5 posts lucasser Jun 24 at 11:21
I've only started trading for 8 months and i feel Leverage doesn't matter much, only if your planning to go big, using minimum leverages are better off.

Some brokers do give some pretty high leverage but could be scammers or just have some kind of commission charges that are high as well.


Member Since May 24, 2020  41 posts Duktilar Jun 25 at 03:59
Leverage is really a very good help for those who want to invest and earn money.


Member Since Jun 22, 2020  34 posts first_time Jun 25 at 06:20
Using leverage is fine but using high leverage is really a bad idea unless you are a professional trader knowing how risky it is.


Member Since Jan 11, 2019  12 posts Gracewilson1995 Jun 25 at 08:27
Leverage is a double-edged sword, as real leverage has the potential to enlarge your profits or losses by the same magnitude. The greater the amount of leverage on the capital you apply, the higher the risk that you will assume. Note that this risk is not necessarily related to margin-based leverage although it can influence if a trader is not careful.


Member Since Jul 20, 2019  188 posts marco_mmbiz Jun 30 at 15:39
Roberto21 posted:
when using leverage money management really a big factor , but the problem is newcomers dont know how to manage money when trading. as a result they become loser most of the time.

Here's my suggestion/example for a good money management:

Account size 1.000€: lot-size 0.01lot (per trade)
10.000€: 0.10lot
100.000€: 1.00lot
1.000.000€: 10.00lot
Maximum account-DD: 10-20% (while trades are running, use an SL if you're not sure when to stop out yourself), maximum used margin per trade: 1% (of your whole account).
As a professional trader you have barely more than 2 or 3 trades opened at once in your account. All people who show you more are scammers or gamblers who don't really trade, or are traders with too much greed and who're not interested in long-term steady profits but only fast money (they probably always blow their accounts after some time).
This goes for all accounts with a maximum account leverage of up to 1:500.
Higher leverages like 1:1000 or 1:2000 I would not recommend. For beginners it's good to start with 1:100.

Btw.: the ESMA has a regulation that you can only trade with a maximum leverage of 1:50 with European brokers. But I guess they'll stop that regulation in 2021 again, because a lot of traders using offshore brokers now (instead of the European ones).

But nevertheless, with lower leverages you could also use higher lot-sizes; it depends on the broker's margin being used per asset (usually you can find it in the details of each asset).

patience is the key

Member Since May 13, 2020  55 posts Stonesong Jul 07 at 06:18
The size of leverage is usually set when opening a trading account, it can be very different - 1: 5, 1:20, 1: 100 and even 1: 1000


Member Since May 02, 2019  267 posts Roberto21 Jul 19 at 07:30
In Fx trading , leverage is useful for trader , especially if trader start with small balance hence with leverage it will giving opportunity to making transaction on Fx market , now some broker offer high leverage until 1:1000 but so far I am only use leverage 1:400 as maximum.


Member Since Apr 18, 2017  652 posts AmDiab Jul 20 at 18:35
most of the traders think only high leverage is the foremost reason to lose rapidly , if you lose by using leverage that means you can manage the money.

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