Many traders think stop loss is a problem. But I think placing stop loss in the right area is the problem. Many place SL by counting pips not by seeing levels. Again it depends on the type of trading style.
Stop loss is the most important tool in the hands of a trader. Stop loss is guaranteed to protect the account from large losses or even drain of the account. I do not understand how you can not use it. This will sooner or later lead to sad consequences. It's a matter of time. Take profit is from the same series in terms of importance. These are one of the most basic tools that allow you not only to earn and protect your money, but also allow the trader not to spend all the time in front of the monitor. Giving time to do other equally important things.
For short term traders stop loss is very important. But placing a stop loss is not very easy. Most of the time you will hit stop loss if it's not placed in the right place. It requires good skills and experience.
Akasuki posted: For short term traders stop loss is very important. But placing a stop loss is not very easy. Most of the time you will hit stop loss if it's not placed in the right place. It requires good skills and experience.
Stop loss is important for all kind of traders in my opinion. It is a best tool for risk management.
Usually to place stop loss trader will using support and resistance level, the reason is simple if these level has a breakout, it's possible the trend will change, but there is another trader maybe use a different method to place stop-loss, like as using ATR to get average range on the timeframe, sometimes stop-loss indeed make regret if occurs after price hit stop loss but then few moments later the price reached the target