Stop-loss is useful tool for almost all currency trading strategies as it can be attached to both long and short trade positions. No matter how closely one might try to monitor the market, it is impossible to accurately predict Forex market movements. Every day comes with changes that have significant impact on the market, such as global politics, central banks’ actions, and economic events. Many global factors can cause major shifts in the trend of currencies at the snap of a finger. As such, even the savviest trader can find themselves on the adverse side of a market move. When severe market dips happen, stop loss trading can help to close out your position and prevent excessive losses.
Informed Forex traders always include a stop-loss order when placing trades. In fact, you should not, or else you risk blowing your account up with losses when the price trend goes the unexpected way.