Risk management and position size

Jan 18, 2021 at 16:50
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Uczestnik z Nov 19, 2017   39 postów
Jan 18, 2021 at 16:50
Just curious to see how others manage their risk and position size

Do you trade a fixed Lot size of lets say three lots and then determine if the trade setup is within your risk % parameter? If not, you don't take the trade.

Or do you trade with a fixed risk percentage and adjust your lot size accordingly and take every trade thrown at you?
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Uczestnik z Nov 26, 2020   30 postów
Jan 19, 2021 at 08:35
Risk management is a very important point in trading, which helps us avoid unnecessary mistakes.
Uczestnik z Feb 04, 2021   35 postów
Feb 11, 2021 at 09:18
Firstly, I set the percentage of risk which I can afford and then think about the lot size.
Uczestnik z Dec 11, 2020   110 postów
Feb 18, 2021 at 08:54
I trade at the risk reward ratio of 1:2 to minimize the losses and keep the profit in margin
Uczestnik z Dec 16, 2020   5 postów
Feb 24, 2021 at 12:06
For managing risk, I usually try not to risk more than 1 or 2% of my total capital and trades. This has become an effective strategy for me and has worked out well so far.
Uczestnik z Feb 20, 2021   53 postów
Sep 28, 2021 at 07:21
No, there is never a specific setting that I use while trading. It varies from trade to trade and currency to currency. But yes, the risk is never more than 5% of my total trading capital.
Uczestnik z Jun 19, 2021   49 postów
Sep 30, 2021 at 09:11
kc8yty posted:
Just curious to see how others manage their risk and position size

Do you trade a fixed Lot size of lets say three lots and then determine if the trade setup is within your risk % parameter? If not, you don't take the trade.

Or do you trade with a fixed risk percentage and adjust your lot size accordingly and take every trade thrown at you?

I have strict rules I follow:
They are in categories based on how powerful I believe the trend will be.

Weak/ sideways ranging markets (quick pop/drop and that's it) I will have several positions open for only 0.01 lots over 10 pairs.
then when I see one pair that stands out and have NEVER gone back to negative in the past hour during premarket, when the market opens I increase position size to 5-10 lots, then close the trade within the first 10 minutes. This can make me a quick $800 to $1,000 in 20 pips.

On a moderately strong or mildly probable trade, I will pick up 0.1 to 0.2 lots and then watch to see if my timing was correct. If it is I will increase to 0.8 to 1 lot.

High probability/ strong trend These I will get in around 0.1 lot and then when it hits 5 pips to 7 pips I will increase to 1 lot and then if it hits 10 pips I go in 2.5 lots total. Get out at 20 pips minimal. I have held all the way to 300 pips before... then held as if fell all the way back to 157 pips and closed the trade. That's a $15,000 profit. I average between $1,400 to $1,600 profit per trade.
*I kill pips for fun.*
Uczestnik z Jul 19, 2020   751 postów
Oct 03, 2021 at 12:46
I have stric risk management policy. I risk maximum 2% of my capital. And I open only one trade at a time. Once I closed that trade, I think for next trade.
Uczestnik z Mar 17, 2021   536 postów
Oct 06, 2021 at 18:26
UweMoench posted:
I have stric risk management policy. I risk maximum 2% of my capital. And I open only one trade at a time. Once I closed that trade, I think for next trade.
Managing risk is the toughest job in this market.
Uczestnik z Feb 20, 2021   78 postów
Oct 11, 2021 at 06:06
@SteveHanks It can be the toughest but it is very important. Limiting the use of leverage and using a stop loss can be really helpful while applying risk management to your trade.
Uczestnik z Jun 08, 2020   44 postów
Oct 12, 2021 at 10:25
In forex, risk management is important for traders, and I would like to know which is the best risk management strategy and position size?
Uczestnik z Mar 16, 2021   477 postów
Oct 12, 2021 at 14:16
The trader succeeds only when he manages the proprietary risk and trades. I must learn this experience. As much as I don't know about strategy, I have to manage risk.
Uczestnik z Mar 16, 2021   477 postów
Oct 18, 2021 at 01:29
Unellene posted:
LukeRachel posted:
The trader succeeds only when he manages the proprietary risk and trades. I must learn this experience. As much as I don't know about strategy, I have to manage risk.
you need to take risks from time to time, here I completely agree with you
Trading is a risk, but it is not possible to work with 100% probability. So you have to try to manage the risk ratio.
Uczestnik z Apr 09, 2019   538 postów
Oct 18, 2021 at 14:19
Fixed risk and adjust lot size. Decent calculator on the site to help with this. Concern yourself first with how much you stand to lose rather than what you stand to gain.
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Uczestnik z Dec 12, 2019   18 postów
Oct 29, 2021 at 10:48
As far as I concerned, position size should be directly depended on your risk management strategy. Every trader knows how is it important to have a proper risk manegement strategy and some traders wonder why the strategy can be variable. I know that novices think that risk management strategy is stable and everybody uses it. However, the vast majority of traders create their own risk management strategy according to their needs in trading activity, their deposit and other vital things. Hence, I believe that if you're unsure how much money yu can invest in a certain deal, then you should think about risk management. Decide which amount of money you an afford yourself to lose.
Uczestnik z Jul 19, 2020   788 postów
Oct 30, 2021 at 01:26
Major Forex crosses, minor pairs as well as the most popular cryptocurrency pair. From this place traders calculate risk percentage ($ 4, $ 20, $ 50) etc. Professional traders do not risk more than 2% of their investment. And this is their position and risk calculation.
Uczestnik z Jul 23, 2020   759 postów
Jan 04, 2022 at 07:12
Proper position sizing determines how long you are going to last in the game. It determines how many losses you can take before blowing your account.
Uczestnik z Jul 23, 2020   869 postów
Jan 06, 2022 at 02:10
If you want to manage risk one of the best ways to do so is by position sizing.
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