I prefer applying small amounts of leverage to each of my trades as it leaves more room for trades with a wider stop loss to avoid a higher loss of capital. Remember that a highly leveraged trade can deplete your account quickly if it goes against you.
Higher leverage is very risky but how much leverage I will use usually depends on the investment. If I want to select low leverage with a small deposit, it will be very difficult for me. I have to select leverage with a good deposit.
You don’t have to be afraid of using leverage. Use trailing stops to reduce your losses when a trade goes in the wrong direction. Just see to it that your broker allows using different stops. And this is not the only advantage of these stops that I see. It so much reduces the emotion of trading and surely results in better trading decision-making.
LukeRachel posted: Higher leverage is very risky but how much leverage I will use usually depends on the investment. If I want to select low leverage with a small deposit, it will be very difficult for me. I have to select leverage with a good deposit.
Wouldn’t higher leverage with a higher deposit entail an even higher risk :)
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