I'm interested to know your recommendation on managing loosing trades, best way to close them to prevent further loses. Would it make sense to close a loosing trade AS WELL AS any winning trade or trades that sum the equal amount of the loosing trade... ie. LOSSING TRADE -$10.00. (close) WINNING TRADE +$10.00 (close)
My 2 cents would be to manage every trade independently unless the strategy uses multiple entries. Losing trades should always be closed at the predetermined stop level at worst (most good risk management systems would try to close losers quicker). Otherwise they have a tendency to snowball and eventually blow the account. Thanks.
You should never open a trade without a plan. Not only you need a target, you also need to know when your entry is wrong and you have to get out. And I am not talking about a stop loss, you can exit manually. I call it emergency target.
There are web pages, such as the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) or the Spanish Stock Exchanges (BME), in which the basic keys to improve the world of investment in the stock market you can take a look for you Familiarize yourself with concepts as important as liquidity - easy to buy and sell an action.
There is a lot of strategies to deal with losing trades.
1) Stop Loss - soft one (based on individual trade) or hard one (based on account balance), static or dynamic... 2) Averaging and its variants (Martingale, grids...), 3) Hedging, 4) a combo of everything.
The best one??? It depends of your trading strategy.
I would prefer martingale, but only in 3-4 steps on every new signal. If your signals are reliable, there is no need to close trade in loss. So lets say I would open 0.01 lots, than 0.02, 0.04 and finally 0.08 If market still goes against you, and 4 signals failed, close all, review strategy and restart
profijet posted: I would prefer martingale, but only in 3-4 steps on every new signal. If your signals are reliable, there is no need to close trade in loss. So lets say I would open 0.01 lots, than 0.02, 0.04 and finally 0.08 If market still goes against you, and 4 signals failed, close all, review strategy and restart
People use martingale and averaging in a wrong way. When you are trading, some support and resistances will define a change in master trend. When this change happens, Martingale, grid, aversging fails miserable. But if you sell at .382, .500, .618, .786 and .886 in a Fibo retracement, but incrising your lots... it is an Averaging or Martingale strategy, with a SL at 1.000, where trend shows signs it has ended. 0.01 + 0.02 + 0.04 + 0.08 + 0.16 = 0.33 lot. I think it is better than place the 0.33 lot at 0.618 for example.
ADVERTENCIA DE ALTO RIESGO: El comercio de divisas implica un alto nivel de riesgo que puede no ser adecuado para todos los inversores.
El efecto de apalancamiento crea un riesgo adicional y una exposición a las pérdidas. Antes de decidirse a operar con divisas, considere cuidadosamente sus objetivos de inversión, su nivel de experiencia y su tolerancia al riesgo.
Podría perder una parte o la totalidad de su inversión inicial. No invierta dinero que no puede permitirse perder. Infórmese sobre los riesgos asociados al trading de divisas y pida consejo a un asesor financiero o fiscal independiente si tiene alguna duda.
Todos los datos y la información se proporcionan "tal cual" con fines informativos únicamente y no están destinados a fines comerciales o de recomendación.
Los resultados pasados no son indicativos de los resultados futuros.