So for the last couple of months, I've been using recommended settings by FH developer: Pipstart: 31, TP 45, Booster 1.68, Max Sell/Buy 9. I've been trading only G/U. This last 2 days of decline (Nov.14-16) have taken me in on all 9 buy trades. Last night, I deposited more funds into my acct (Pepperstone Razor 400:1) as I knew the $3k I had in there would not be enough to handle another 100 pip drawdown. Sure enough it's dropped more today and had I not added another $2k, I would have lost. Now, I sit with 9 buy trades and a huge DD. I can only hope for a nice retrace back up to get me out. Otherwise, I will need to add more funds or take a hedged position.
The point I make is for those who read this, $3k is not enough for trading FH. I got lucky starting with $2k and made it to $3k. But now here I sit with a huge DD and my TP is about 150 pips away. For G/U, it's not a prob for it to move that much, but, market sentiment sure is bearish.
The other point I want to make is I see the settings you're using: Pipstart 21, TP 35, Booster 1.7, Max 9 I see your demo accts have survived this fall with G/U these past 2 days. With a 35 TP as opposed to a 45 TP, it looks like the retraces are easier to get. I think I will make the change as well once I finagle my way out of this situation I'm in now.
I will also make the change to FXPrimus to get 500:1 leverage and go through Cashback Forex to sign up to get the commission rebates.
to Ryan aka. acsinc: Maybe you have overtraded your account. With 0.01 lot i barely can imagine that you have to reach MC with 9 trades when you got 3k on ur acc. anyway CashBackForex is available 2 Pepperstone too...
Hi Hubertus88... No overtrading here. Using .01 lot only. No other trades using up margin. Just FH only. I do have 400:1 instead of 500:1, so that does make some difference, but I can assure that $3k is not enough unless trading on micro acct.
I do get rebates thru Cashback with Pepperstone. That's why Plimus is next in line for me to use b/c of the rebates and they offer 500:1
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