It is nice that you at least know how to go about the leverage and I’ve seen most newbies fail because they kept risking very high. As for me, when I started with it, I also went as high as 1:500 at times with some brokers, Fxcm, etc. and I ended up losing almost everything. Now I prefer keeping it low and playing safe. Using the same platforms but keeping the leverage ratio real low.
I completely agree with you. Gone is the time when I was focusing on improving my profits. But after gaining some experience in the market, I realized that I should focus on improving my skills because that’s what will help me get profits in the long run. Since then, I keep trying new things with my brokers- Fxview and IG and write about them in my trading journal to learn from my own mistakes.