What leverage do you all use?

Jul 18, 2019 at 06:38
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Member Since Mar 21, 2017   25 posts
Jul 18, 2019 at 08:47
1:100 at the moment, though I'll probably drop that to 1:50 going forward.
Member Since Jul 14, 2019   31 posts
Jul 22, 2019 at 13:05
1:400
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Jul 23, 2019 at 08:02
1:30 on some account
1:100 on other account
1:500 on majority of accounts
1:1000 on some

Member Since Jul 14, 2019   31 posts
Jul 24, 2019 at 04:35
togr posted:
1:30 on some account
1:100 on other account
1:500 on majority of accounts
1:1000 on some


Could you explain? (sorry for bothering you but I am just interested)
Member Since Jul 23, 2019   7 posts
Jul 24, 2019 at 05:54
i use 1:200 mostly
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Jul 24, 2019 at 07:48
Madalyn posted:
togr posted:
1:30 on some account
1:100 on other account
1:500 on majority of accounts
1:1000 on some


Could you explain? (sorry for bothering you but I am just interested)

Different brokers
DIfferent conditions
Different pairs
Different trading strategies
-----------------------------------
Different leverages
Member Since Jun 29, 2019   65 posts
Jul 27, 2019 at 16:09
I usually prefer to work with smaller trading lots as I have been working as a scalper. As a scalper, I prefer not to work with borrowed funds with the use of leverage. Even levered funds are associated with high trading risks. But yes, it is true that when a trader will need in urgent money he can take the benefits of this trading tool, leverage.
Member Since Jul 14, 2019   31 posts
Aug 02, 2019 at 05:12
1:500 for me
Member Since Dec 28, 2013   171 posts
Aug 02, 2019 at 05:33
If you have $1000 in your account, and your broker gives you 1:100 leverage, then employing all of the leverage you can make 1 lot transactions. However, most likely you will end up losing your money soon. If you trade with 0.1 lot size that means you borrow $10'000 from your broker. In this case your effective leverage is borrowed money divided by own money. That is in this case approximately, but not exactly 10'000/1000 equalling to 1:10

You need to know what you are doing, and practise with a tiny risk.

High,but sparingly used leverage means that you have to deposit less money.
Member Since Dec 28, 2013   171 posts
Aug 02, 2019 at 06:16
45656 posted:
I usually prefer to work with smaller trading lots as I have been working as a scalper. As a scalper, I prefer not to work with borrowed funds with the use of leverage. Even levered funds are associated with high trading risks. But yes, it is true that when a trader will need in urgent money he can take the benefits of this trading tool, leverage.

Tell more about your lot sizing. In scalping I was using 1 microlot for each $100, broker's leverage was 1:400.
Member Since Jul 09, 2019   26 posts
Aug 21, 2019 at 06:55
Don’t prefer to use high leverage so 1:100.
Member Since Aug 21, 2019   11 posts
Aug 21, 2019 at 09:50
I use 1:100 . I do not understand why anyone would want to use a lower leverage .
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Member Since Oct 08, 2018   144 posts
Aug 21, 2019 at 11:45
For higher free margin higher leverage is required. Especially, if someone is using a grid or scalping strategy with low account balance, then high leverage is required. 1:500 should be sufficient to handle such scenarios.

But if your account balance is very high, then naturally your leverage will reduce since no bank or broker will offer such leverage and hence, leverage is question only for retail traders.
Member Since Feb 26, 2018   4 posts
Aug 21, 2019 at 12:07
1:200 more than enough
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Aug 22, 2019 at 07:08
togr posted:
Madalyn posted:
togr posted:
1:30 on some account
1:100 on other account
1:500 on majority of accounts
1:1000 on some


Could you explain? (sorry for bothering you but I am just interested)

Different brokers
DIfferent conditions
Different pairs
Different trading strategies
-----------------------------------
Different leverages

It is actually good to have high leverage provided on your account. It gives you a liberty to trade with significant profit and low capital.
Other thing is how much leverage you use. In this you need to stay disciplined and follow your money mgmt plan.
Member Since Aug 05, 2019   50 posts
Sep 07, 2019 at 06:18
I prefer low leverage. Right now using 1:50. Will gradually increase though.
Member Since Sep 11, 2013   4 posts
Sep 08, 2019 at 09:38
i find 1:50 leverage perfect for me. ...and i apply only 1% of my account per trade
Member Since Sep 09, 2019   11 posts
Sep 09, 2019 at 11:15
I use max leverage I can find from a regulated broker. Best I can find is 1:500 at the moment. As Vontogr says higher leverage is safer and better. US and EU think otherwise but they don't know what they are talking about
Member Since Jul 14, 2019   31 posts
Sep 12, 2019 at 06:03
pamuk posted:
i find 1:50 leverage perfect for me. ...and i apply only 1% of my account per trade

Can I ask why you prefer low leverage?
Member Since Aug 11, 2017   886 posts
Sep 13, 2019 at 09:15
For avoiding risk I always use 1:100 leverage in spite of having up to leverage 1:2000 , actually leverage is an important financial tool which always contains risk , so it is better if we avoid using high leverage in real account.
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