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 a 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.
That is true, I was a day trader when I started off some years back with cmc markets. Thrice had to reinvest from a scratch because I brought my trading balance to 0. I became a scalper later and I don’t think my trading journey (in terms of profits earned) would have been any different if I would have started off with scalping. It’s time that eventually teaches the way the market behaves.