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My concern on lot commissions

Shelby10
Feb 25 2021 at 10:51
140 posts
to become a good trader in this market you have to gather all kinds of knowledge about trading and about the market.

advancedsmifser
Feb 25 2021 at 12:49
35 posts
robindude posted:
Garyneville221 posted:
jamesmaxwell52 posted:
I don’t think that a new trader should go for large investments in the beginning. You must wait for some time until you obtain enough knowledge to manage your investments and prevent risks.

Large investments as a beginner might also mean big losses that may dishearten you as a trader. So, it’s better to keep the investments low and save yourself from unnecessary losses.

So true. It can be very useful if you can also learn how to do money and risk management.

Any tips would be helpful, I am as it is not risking more than 1%

PercymcDonnell54
Feb 26 2021 at 04:49
23 posts
It’s good that you are aiming at making great profits in the forex market. But if you focus solely on making money, you won’t get what you want. It is your skills that get you profits in the long run.

richardmarcus
Feb 26 2021 at 05:19
104 posts
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
It’s good that you are aiming at making great profits in the forex market. But if you focus solely on making money, you won’t get what you want. It is your skills that get you profits in the long run.

rightly said

Coreyarren
Feb 27 2021 at 12:06
28 posts
Garyneville221 posted:
jamesmaxwell52 posted:
I don’t think that a new trader should go for large investments in the beginning. You must wait for some time until you obtain enough knowledge to manage your investments and prevent risks.

Large investments as a beginner might also mean big losses that may dishearten you as a trader. So, it’s better to keep the investments low and save yourself from unnecessary losses.

Yes, it is smart to start small and keep the investments low in the beginning. Also a good idea to risk a small percent of your trades to stay in sync with risk management.

LyudmilLukanov
Feb 27 2021 at 17:29
793 posts
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
It’s good that you are aiming at making great profits in the forex market. But if you focus solely on making money, you won’t get what you want. It is your skills that get you profits in the long run.

In my opinion, traders should focus on learning rather than making money.

Lorencecolling
Mar 01 2021 at 09:58
49 posts
Some newbies only look at profits which is not at all a good thing to begin with. Focusing on developing new skills and learning new things about forex is the way to go. Just looking at profits and money can be dangerous for them.

Johnathankim
Mar 01 2021 at 11:56
29 posts
You don’t have to compromise with the profit margins when you clearly have the option to switch your broker. Just pick one with a lower transaction fee and you’ll be fine.

robindude
Mar 01 2021 at 12:02
107 posts
advancedsmifser posted:
Any tips would be helpful, I am as it is not risking more than 1%

1% is fine, even 2% is the maximum that many can hope and to achieve without risking too much. I have been getting 1.5% to 2% risk management for the most of my trades and I am pretty happy with that.
And for the tip, pick one pair and try to stay trading with the same one. And consider using limit order.

Lorencecolling
Mar 02 2021 at 09:54
49 posts
Johnathankim posted:
You don’t have to compromise with the profit margins when you clearly have the option to switch your broker. Just pick one with a lower transaction fee and you’ll be fine.

I kind of agree with you on this one. I had the same issue but then a friend suggested I should move to another platform that was charging less. I also did the same a while back by shifting to Etoro and Fxview. The commissions have been low. And I only trade major currencies, mostly eurusd, so the spraed cost is also manageable. Makes a slight difference but even a marginal profit is better isn’t it?!

Johnathankim
Mar 02 2021 at 12:45
29 posts
@Mike Absolutely why not, even if I am able to save a penny more on one platform comparatively, I am a much happier trader

advancedsmifser
Mar 02 2021 at 12:46
35 posts
robindude posted:
advancedsmifser posted:
Any tips would be helpful, I am as it is not risking more than 1%

1% is fine, even 2% is the maximum that many can hope and to achieve without risking too much. I have been getting 1.5% to 2% risk management for the most of my trades and I am pretty happy with that.
And for the tip, pick one pair and try to stay trading with the same one. And consider using limit order.

What pairs are you trading?

PercymcDonnell54
Mar 03 2021 at 04:59
23 posts
See you can trade lots according to your risk tolerance. You can try trading 1 lot for the moment if that works for you and keep learning more.

donelderly
Mar 03 2021 at 10:42
22 posts
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
See you can trade lots according to your risk tolerance. You can try trading 1 lot for the moment if that works for you and keep learning more.

That’s right and even for beginners, it is fine that they go with one lot at a time. Much more important is the risk and money management here. Can’t take that lightly.

Rosstaylorr
Mar 04 2021 at 05:03
25 posts
donelderly posted:
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
See you can trade lots according to your risk tolerance. You can try trading 1 lot for the moment if that works for you and keep learning more.

That’s right and even for beginners, it is fine that they go with one lot at a time. Much more important is the risk and money management here. Can’t take that lightly.

Trading with lower lots can be a very good tip and this also allows a person to manage their accounts well. This will also prevent them from getting any margin call and to avoid that, some measures should be taken. Like when I’m trading with about 1 lot using some platforms (Xtb), I try to keep my leverage low. This allows me to save myself from higher risk. It is better to go with low commission brokers so that you don’t end up losing most of your money in commissions.

PercymcDonnell54
Mar 04 2021 at 08:22
23 posts
Rosstaylorr posted:
donelderly posted:
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
See you can trade lots according to your risk tolerance. You can try trading 1 lot for the moment if that works for you and keep learning more.

That’s right and even for beginners, it is fine that they go with one lot at a time. Much more important is the risk and money management here. Can’t take that lightly.

Trading with lower lots can be a very good tip and this also allows a person to manage their accounts well. This will also prevent them from getting any margin call and to avoid that, some measures should be taken. Like when I’m trading with about 1 lot using some platforms (Xtb), I try to keep my leverage low. This allows me to save myself from higher risk. It is better to go with low commission brokers so that you don’t end up losing most of your money in commissions.

That seems manageable and honestly I see no harm in being careful while trading. Using stop loss, lower leverage and cost effective brokers can add up to a good risk and money management.

antonyhollinwooe
Mar 04 2021 at 11:10
34 posts
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
Rosstaylorr posted:
donelderly posted:
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
See you can trade lots according to your risk tolerance. You can try trading 1 lot for the moment if that works for you and keep learning more.

That’s right and even for beginners, it is fine that they go with one lot at a time. Much more important is the risk and money management here. Can’t take that lightly.

Trading with lower lots can be a very good tip and this also allows a person to manage their accounts well. This will also prevent them from getting any margin call and to avoid that, some measures should be taken. Like when I’m trading with about 1 lot using some platforms (Xtb, Fxview), I try to keep my leverage low. This allows me to save myself from higher risk. It is better to go with low commission brokers so that you don’t end up losing most of your money in commissions.

That seems manageable and honestly I see no harm in being careful while trading. Using stop loss, lower leverage and cost effective brokers can add up to a good risk and money management.

Thanks for that. I was advised by my trader friends to trade simply and without risking so much at first. Trying to learn with every step of the way.

Mikehamilton
Mar 05 2021 at 04:54
33 posts
donelderly posted:
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
See you can trade lots according to your risk tolerance. You can try trading 1 lot for the moment if that works for you and keep learning more.

That’s right and even for beginners, it is fine that they go with one lot at a time. Much more important is the risk and money management here. Can’t take that lightly.

That is very good advice and I think every beginner should be aware of such details. Trading 1 lot is fine to begin with.

Adamgylicrist
Mar 05 2021 at 10:53
38 posts
It doesn’t matter if you are trading a demo or going live, a lot size often helps traders in understanding how much to risk and how much they should trade. Better to determine the lost size for trading in the beginning.

desertdye
Mar 05 2021 at 13:05
20 posts
Rosstaylorr posted:
donelderly posted:
PercymcDonnell54 posted:
See you can trade lots according to your risk tolerance. You can try trading 1 lot for the moment if that works for you and keep learning more.

That’s right and even for beginners, it is fine that they go with one lot at a time. Much more important is the risk and money management here. Can’t take that lightly.

Trading with lower lots can be a very good tip and this also allows a person to manage their accounts well. This will also prevent them from getting any margin call and to avoid that, some measures should be taken. Like when I’m trading with about 1 lot using some platforms (Xtb), I try to keep my leverage low. This allows me to save myself from higher risk. It is better to go with low commission brokers so that you don’t end up losing most of your money in commissions.

It is nice that you at least know how to go about the leverage and I’ve seen most newbies fail because they kept risking very high. As for me, when I started with it, I also went as high as 1:500 at times with some brokers, Fxcm, etc. and I ended up losing almost everything. Now I prefer keeping it low and playing safe. Using the same platforms but keeping the leverage ratio real low.

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