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How true is High leverage = High risk?

Nov 12, 2020 at 07:22
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Miembro desde Sep 30, 2020   posts 13
Nov 12, 2020 at 07:22
Are high and low leverage two sides of the same coin? I have started fresh in forex and not able to make a right judgment for a good leverage.

Not sure how correct it is to say there are high risks with high leverage.

Recommendations needed from experience holders.
Miembro desde Nov 02, 2020   posts 34
Nov 12, 2020 at 07:55
Leverage is like a double edged sword so it should be used wisely.
Miembro desde Sep 30, 2020   posts 26
Nov 12, 2020 at 08:26
Leverage sure is a double-edged sword, but without leverage trading would not bring in any scalable results. That is unless you have heaps of money to invest. How much would a movement of few pips give on 3 or 4k. That also might be considered a big amount for a lot of current investors in the market. Considering most are part-timers, and some even college lads.
Had it not been for leverage, I would have stopped after meagre earnings. Still trading solely because of high leverage.
Miembro desde Oct 01, 2020   posts 37
Nov 12, 2020 at 10:57
I find it too risky to use leverage. Can’t imagine owing money to the broker and defeat the whole purpose of being in the market.
Miembro desde Aug 26, 2020   posts 78
Nov 12, 2020 at 11:38
Of course, the best option would be to trade with your own funds, but, unfortunately, not everyone can afford it, so leverage is a very good help.
Miembro desde Oct 05, 2020   posts 65
Nov 12, 2020 at 13:01
If you use a broker that offers negative balance protection, there’s no way that you’ll be risking owing anything to the broker. Then there’s stop loss as well to the rescue. If I’m not wrong all brokers offer these features, and if yours don’t, simply transfer your funds to a better broker.
Miembro desde Mar 01, 2018   posts 13
Nov 12, 2020 at 13:16
I do not think that ECN brokers offer negative balance protection. Using high leverage with a stop loss is fine unless the market turns against you massively and you end up millions of $$ in debt
Miembro desde Aug 17, 2020   posts 123
Nov 12, 2020 at 16:14
I think it is correct to say there is high risk involved when using high leverage.

But of course, trading is risky to some degree no matter what form of trading you do. Whether you trade with or without leverage, it is possible to trade in a smart way, managing risks well, or in a silly way, losing more than necessary.

However, the point of leveraged trading is amplifying your gains, but if you think about it, your losses will be amplified, too. If you don't have experience, experiment in a demo account or cent account first, and avoid doing real leverage trading until you are confident you can be profitable. Make sure to learn how to place orders, especially stop loss orders correctly, and when choosing a broker, be aware of their liquidation policies.
Miembro desde Jul 03, 2020   posts 36
Nov 16, 2020 at 04:48
I doubt if Robinhood offers negative balance protection
Miembro desde Jul 20, 2020   posts 232
Nov 19, 2020 at 18:26
Leverage is very profitable for those who have proper knowledge about it. If you don't have any knowledge about leverage you will face a great lose if you use high leverage.
Miembro desde Oct 01, 2020   posts 49
Nov 20, 2020 at 06:29
It doesn’t need to, they simply don’t allow short selling. But sadly there’s no forex option there. So I had to make an account with Fxview. Zeroed in on this one cause of the wider currency options. And ya, they very clearly offer negative protection.
Miembro desde Jul 01, 2020   posts 27
Nov 20, 2020 at 13:34
Fxview?? Never heard! Another offshore I bet
Miembro desde Sep 30, 2020   posts 13
Nov 20, 2020 at 13:41
EbonyJones posted:
Leverage is very profitable for those who have proper knowledge about it. If you don't have any knowledge about leverage you will face a great lose if you use high leverage.
Even I have heard people saying that you only win big if you risk big. That also in my opinion, need to done with a right plan in place.
Miembro desde Jun 30, 2020   posts 47
Nov 21, 2020 at 04:41
Well, fxview’s been around for awhile now. Dug into their company’s history and credentials a lot before opening ECN with them. I think they’re a good choice for those looking for a high leverage, they are giving up to 500x. Spreads are the lower side too. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with offshore brokers as long as they are regulated. A fixed and a rigid mindset can be very limiting to a trader.
Miembro desde Oct 15, 2020   posts 59
Nov 21, 2020 at 10:57
Leverage is indeed 2 sides of the same coin. On one side it will give you major exposure and on the other poses a likelihood of draining all of your funds.
Miembro desde Jun 30, 2020   posts 37
Nov 21, 2020 at 13:27
There is no fixed amount which is right for using leverage. Using leverage seriously depends on your ability to take risk and how much you can afford to lose. PNL calculators are fine way of assessing your risk per trade. You’ll find this calculator with most brokers - XM, FxPro.
Miembro desde Jul 09, 2020   posts 39
Nov 23, 2020 at 05:42
Even forextime offers it. So does fp markets. These are the brokers I use/ have used.
Miembro desde Nov 23, 2020   posts 46
Nov 23, 2020 at 14:15
Indeed, it also depends on the broker how much the risk of using leverage will be increased?
Walter Sequeira (WCapital)
Miembro desde Feb 21, 2019   posts 5
Nov 23, 2020 at 16:29
How true is High leverage = High risk?
En mi opinión un mala gestión del capital es lo que causa perdidas muy grandes.
 El apalancamiento es una herramienta, mas bien un beneficio que utilizas a tu favor, si no sabes gestionar el capital entonces el riesgo no es el apalancamiento es tu gestión de capital.
Miembro desde Apr 25, 2020   posts 119
Nov 24, 2020 at 12:38
Before using leverage, always scientifically check the information and conditions of the book you trade.
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