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High leverage = High risk?

Forexstress
Feb 15 at 10:34
posts 11
Everyone should use fixed stops, even if it is a safety stop loss wider than normal. All it takes is some political event to shake the markets just after you entered to cause massive price spike. Without a safety SL you could make massive losses

Ericdier752
Feb 16 at 04:35
posts 59
High leverage involves a high risk but what about managing it? How much should a person risk per trade on an average? A fair idea would be enough, thank you.

Meloisel
Feb 16 at 07:57
posts 29
It seems to me that the risk does not depend on the size of the leverage, on our ability and willingness to take risks.

salamibrish
Feb 16 at 10:04
posts 28
@Eric ideally, you shouldn’t risk more than 1 or 2% of your trade. It also depends upon the trading style of a person and how much they’re willing to risk. For example, I trade with IB and Fxview and my risk management is such that I don’t go beyond risking 2% of it. This helps me maintain a balance and minimises potential losses too.

Ericdier752
Feb 17 at 04:39
posts 59
salamibrish posted:
@Eric ideally, you shouldn’t risk more than 1 or 2% of your trade. It also depends upon the trading style of a person and how much they’re willing to risk. For example, I trade with IB and Fxview and my risk management is such that I don’t go beyond risking 2% of it. This helps me maintain a balance and minimises potential losses too.

Appreciate your response

unsightlydray
Feb 17 at 07:40
posts 53
Forexstress posted:
Everyone should use fixed stops, even if it is a safety stop loss wider than normal. All it takes is some political event to shake the markets just after you entered to cause massive price spike. Without a safety SL you could make massive losses

Do you keep your stop loss uniform across all trades?

unsightlydray
Feb 17 at 07:40
posts 53
Meloisel posted:
It seems to me that the risk does not depend on the size of the leverage, on our ability and willingness to take risks.

Ya I suppose on how much money one has spare that they can afford to risk.

Gareylinn509
Feb 17 at 09:31
posts 34
salamibrish posted:
@Eric ideally, you shouldn’t risk more than 1 or 2% of your trade. It also depends upon the trading style of a person and how much they’re willing to risk. For example, I trade with IB and Fxview and my risk management is such that I don’t go beyond risking 2% of it. This helps me maintain a balance and minimises potential losses too.

I agree with this. Not risking much can be an advantage.

josejames
Feb 17 at 12:19
posts 16
Garey! It's okay to not take unnecessary risks but still I would say take calculated risks. This would be much beneficial for you.

russellgutierrez (russellgutierrez)
Feb 18 at 04:16
posts 56
josejames posted:
Garey! It's okay to not take unnecessary risks but still I would say take calculated risks. This would be much beneficial for you.

Yup there is an incredible difference between rash decisions and calculated risks. I started with micro lots in trading through Fxview, with only 100 dollars through the use of leverages I was able to trade many positions. Then I moved to standard lots through XTB which was further beneficial for me.

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