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unsightlydray
Jan 24 at 09:34
36 posts
As someone with just a few dollars extra to give trading a shot, would it be possible at all to gain anything without the use of leverage? And is it even wise to use up all of your own cash?

Disclaimer: I am not just another trader who is dreaming of a yacht life, I just want to be able to get by with the basics of life through trading profits.
Suggestions appreciated.

Beagelv
Jan 25 at 06:40
52 posts
The use of leverage that brokers offer in principle makes sense, you should be a little prepared and learn all the nuances of how it works.

ddarko3
Jan 25 at 08:37
45 posts
unsightlydray posted:
As someone with just a few dollars extra to give trading a shot, would it be possible at all to gain anything without the use of leverage? And is it even wise to use up all of your own cash?

Technically leverage helps you to gain more but the problem with them is that you can also lose completely

unsightlydray
Jan 27 at 06:16
36 posts
Beagelv posted:
The use of leverage that brokers offer in principle makes sense, you should be a little prepared and learn all the nuances of how it works.

All up for learning mate!

unsightlydray
Jan 27 at 06:17
36 posts
ddarko3 posted:
unsightlydray posted:
As someone with just a few dollars extra to give trading a shot, would it be possible at all to gain anything without the use of leverage? And is it even wise to use up all of your own cash?

Technically leverage helps you to gain more but the problem with them is that you can also lose completely

I hear about it being a double-edged sword and all, but without it, I doubt I will be able to gather anything.

forextrader777
Jan 27 at 10:59
76 posts
Leverage does help in multiplying your profits but don't forget that losses will also be in multiples which is why it needs proper understanding of how it works. So, it’s better to learn about it’s concept first.



BarronLucas
Jan 27 at 15:53
8 posts
Higher leverage is risky even if the profit is big, but trading is not easy predict using higher leverage and failing can bring in a big hit and make traders stop trading.

unsightlydray
Jan 28 at 07:17
36 posts
forextrader777 posted:
Leverage does help in multiplying your profits but don't forget that losses will also be in multiples which is why it needs proper understanding of how it works. So, it’s better to learn about it’s concept first.

I have no intentions of jumping the gun, but when I do go live, I wanna know if one should start with all of their own capital or use little bit of leverage

blandpatsyy
Jan 28 at 10:53
39 posts
Leverage sure is a double-edged sword, but without leverage trading would not bring in any scalable results. That is unless you have heaps of money to invest. How much would a movement of a few pips give on 3 or 4k. That also might be considered a big amount for a lot of current investors in the market. Considering most are part-timers, and some even college lads.
Had it not been for leverage, I would have stopped after meagre earnings. Still trading solely because of high leverage.

dutchy1986
Jan 28 at 19:12
19 posts
On small accounts you need it to be fair to have a chance at trading

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