For a trend following trader the number of pips they squeeze from a trend is directly proportional to profits in cash. It also says about the QUALITY of trend traders as it's not easy at all to time a trend right... but if you do it well it's very rewarding. This is why there are not so many contributing to this thread - nothing to show... Of course, some may scalp a trend with EAs - it's good - but so much riskier especially at the trend turns (good for brokers thou)...
togr posted: Positive pips determine how good was the trade But the profit of such trade depends on its size.
SO 1 lot trade with 10 plus pis generate more profit than 0.1 trade with 50 pips.
That's why it is good to use leverage and get more profit. Wisely!
sure - but this relates to traders' risk management... the guy asked about one's longest trend in pips. There are not so many quality trend traders around thus the low activity on this trend... By the way most social platforms 'push' beginners to concentrate on making pips from scalping - that's wrong... 😎
My biggest trade was 1700 pips shorting EURNZD. It was back in 2014 when the Euro was falling apart. The best part was that it was collecting a nice swap while I held for just over three months.
But it actually messed me up pretty bad. While it was one great trade, this was early on in my trading and set the wrong mindset for me. After that, I gave back all the profits and a significant chunk on top of that chasing 1000 pips trades. Since then times have changed and there is a lot more of this grinding type action in the markets. I find it much more tougher to get the big trades these days and now look for much smaller pips.
The only place I think you might be still able to get a good return with fair risk is in equities. Perhaps Gold if it does another leg higher, but timing is so important in these type of trades if you want to make sure your risk is controlled.
If you don't stay humble, the market will make you humble
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