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My concern on lot commissions

Shaunmaxi
Mar 06 2021 at 10:51
28 posts
Can anyone recommend a site, video or anything that would help me get a clearer idea?
desertdye
Mar 06 2021 at 13:08
20 posts
Hey Shaun, you can try reading ‘Trading in the Zone’ by Mark Douglas.
Johnathankim
Mar 08 2021 at 11:07
29 posts
Adamgylicrist posted:
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.
That is right and newbies kind of get lost about where and how to begin. Pretty helpful tip!
Gleywilleyy
Mar 08 2021 at 11:53
47 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), 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.
Yeah keeping the leverage pretty low can work well for an effective risk management.
Rogerwood465
Mar 09 2021 at 05:30
22 posts
Johnathankim posted:
Adamgylicrist posted:
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.
That is right and newbies kind of get lost about where and how to begin. Pretty helpful tip!
Thanks and even trading nano lots can be an option.
Sar John (Sarjohn)
Mar 09 2021 at 08:17
187 posts
advancedsmifser posted:
Sarjohn posted:
Placing that many lot sizes when you are just gathering knowledge is not a good idea, first develop a good strategy and practice on demo.
I have been practicing use of RSI, MACD and bollinger bands while keeping my trade open for several hours and in some cases days. I have been thinking I have reached a point of stagnation from where I can only learn if I put in some real bucks.
That is a good strategy, are you placing that many lot sizes in live trading also?
Shaunmaxi
Mar 09 2021 at 10:15
28 posts
Thanks for the responses. I just want to clarify one other thing and can someone tell me what are the best currencies to trade, keeping in mind the low lots that I can trade?
advancedsmifser
Mar 09 2021 at 11:19
35 posts
Sarjohn posted:
advancedsmifser posted:
Sarjohn posted:
Placing that many lot sizes when you are just gathering knowledge is not a good idea, first develop a good strategy and practice on demo.
I have been practicing use of RSI, MACD and bollinger bands while keeping my trade open for several hours and in some cases days. I have been thinking I have reached a point of stagnation from where I can only learn if I put in some real bucks.
That is a good strategy, are you placing that many lot sizes in live trading also?
Well no, but I am trying to keep the experience as real as possible.

Gleywilleyy
Mar 09 2021 at 12:18
47 posts
Shaunmaxi posted:
Thanks for the responses. I just want to clarify one other thing and can someone tell me what are the best currencies to trade, keeping in mind the low lots that I can trade?
You can trade currency pairs based on their volatility and how profitable you think they can be for you. With the right strategy and analysis, you can improve your trades. Like I did with USD/JPY and USD/CHF with IB. You can look at different pairs and their pip value will probably depend on the pair you are trading.
richardmarcus
Mar 10 2021 at 05:00
104 posts
Shaunmaxi posted:
Can anyone recommend a site, video or anything that would help me get a clearer idea?
you can check out any youtube or instagram profiles there are alot of forums too
Sar John (Sarjohn)
Mar 10 2021 at 08:20
187 posts
advancedsmifser posted:
Sarjohn posted:
advancedsmifser posted:
Sarjohn posted:
Placing that many lot sizes when you are just gathering knowledge is not a good idea, first develop a good strategy and practice on demo.
I have been practicing use of RSI, MACD and bollinger bands while keeping my trade open for several hours and in some cases days. I have been thinking I have reached a point of stagnation from where I can only learn if I put in some real bucks.
That is a good strategy, are you placing that many lot sizes in live trading also?
Well no, but I am trying to keep the experience as real as possible.

That’s great, I will try out the same strategy on demo account with this lot’s size.
Chrismorris657
Mar 11 2021 at 08:18
17 posts
As long as you have a good trading strategy and have tested it on a demo account, you can take the step ahead. But make sure that you use stop loss and take profit properly before you run out of time and money.
jaspertan
Mar 12 2021 at 09:55
15 posts
No one can decide that on your behalf. If you think that you are ready to take such a big step, go for it. But remember that it may or may not come with profits, it will surely come with a life lesson that will change the way you trade forever.
Raywilkins665
Mar 13 2021 at 12:33
24 posts
I am sure that you would have given it a thought because this is no joke. You want to risk so much money in one go and that without having much experience with that. I personally prefer trading small lots with xm because they keep you from getting emotional whether you win a trade or not. You can easily handle the results and continue to trade with your strategy without being overly emotional.
fafduplesis
Mar 15 2021 at 13:20
25 posts
When you place more than one lot, you get to scale out more easily as your trade progresses. But as you can never know the outcome of a trade, it can also backfire. I suggest talking to your mentor about this before going ahead with this.
Alisson332
Mar 16 2021 at 09:43
23 posts
Trading small lots in different positions gives you a good edge. If it goes in your favor, you can close some while letting the others run. This way, you can also focus on your other trades.
Johnathankim
Mar 16 2021 at 11:41
29 posts
Alisson332 posted:
Trading small lots in different positions gives you a good edge. If it goes in your favor, you can close some while letting the others run. This way, you can also focus on your other trades.
Wait what? Points like these make me laugh. Do you really think you’ll be saving money by purchasing a currency pair for a lesser amount? This whole idea in general is completely nonsensical.
Josuvaphilip
Mar 16 2021 at 13:13
27 posts
Johnathankim posted:
Alisson332 posted:
Trading small lots in different positions gives you a good edge. If it goes in your favor, you can close some while letting the others run. This way, you can also focus on your other trades.
Wait what? Points like these make me laugh. Do you really think you’ll be saving money by purchasing a currency pair for a lesser amount? This whole idea in general is completely nonsensical.
Laugh as much as you want buddy but I hope you know that the increase in algorithmic trading means the trade is rarely done in full block. Why would anyone get exposed to risk when he can easily move from 500,000 to 510,000 rather than 500,000, to 600,000?
Shaunmaxi
Mar 17 2021 at 11:43
28 posts
Entries, exits, and even risk management can be practiced with virtual money. What matters to the traders like me is to know how to react to big moves in the market with real money. Any thoughts on that?
rachaelbaker
Apr 03 2021 at 09:58
10 posts
You should focus on working and learning more about the market first. This will give you some experience and an idea of how to manage things.
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