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Stop Loss/Margin of Safety

Marketmultitool
Jan 19 2020 at 06:19
69 комментариев
I always try to set my stop loss at 0.75%- 2% max of the account size ,if that's not possible at the time I wait for the next signal ,that's the great thing about Forex lots of opportunities ,you can apply this most successfully on extreme moves outside the normal movement of the trend ,BB indicator for example is useful for spotting these moves ,other patterns like breakout moves after long consolidation are a bit more tricky because it's normally a fast move with a -60% re test of the full candle then a bounce higher.
If I miss the initial move I wait for the re test to prove the trend is functioning normally.
I move my stop up to break even as soon as I see a re test higher ,there are lots of fake moves in forex so wait for those re tests and don't be afraid to start taking profit or at least break even ,it means one side wasn't willing to pay higher and next time they might have to if they are low on that currency ,most daily moves on the Major pairs have limits so always be ready to jump out when you see weakness ,it takes news or data to start a trend until that news changes.
I would be interested in hearing other Traders view points and what works for you.

Jonny87
Jan 19 2020 at 08:18
34 комментариев
Stop loss is very important. Because there is no trader who want to loss his capital much. Stop loss limits the loss. Every traders want to secure their capital. By using of stop loss a trader can trade in the forex market without any tension. I am also a trader. I am currently trading with Tpglobalfx. I always use stop loss while I am trading in the market.

momo3HC
Jan 19 2020 at 21:04
267 комментариев
Jonny87 posted:
Stop loss is very important. Because there is no trader who want to loss his capital much. Stop loss limits the loss. Every traders want to secure their capital. By using of stop loss a trader can trade in the forex market without any tension. I am also a trader. I am currently trading with Tpglobalfx. I always use stop loss while I am trading in the market.

Sure. SL isn`t invented just for nothing. 😉

LyudmilLukanov
Aug 30 2020 at 15:18
793 комментариев
Marketmultitool posted:
I always try to set my stop loss at 0.75%- 2% max of the account size ,if that's not possible at the time I wait for the next signal ,that's the great thing about Forex lots of opportunities ,you can apply this most successfully on extreme moves outside the normal movement of the trend ,BB indicator for example is useful for spotting these moves ,other patterns like breakout moves after long consolidation are a bit more tricky because it's normally a fast move with a -60% re test of the full candle then a bounce higher.
If I miss the initial move I wait for the re test to prove the trend is functioning normally.
I move my stop up to break even as soon as I see a re test higher ,there are lots of fake moves in forex so wait for those re tests and don't be afraid to start taking profit or at least break even ,it means one side wasn't willing to pay higher and next time they might have to if they are low on that currency ,most daily moves on the Major pairs have limits so always be ready to jump out when you see weakness ,it takes news or data to start a trend until that news changes.
I would be interested in hearing other Traders view points and what works for you.

That’s a good strategy. I prefer trailing SL in breakout trading. I usually take 1-2% risk per trade.

Kond (Kond)
Aug 30 2020 at 16:20
5 комментариев
If your SL level 0.75-2% per one trade, your TP must be 2-6%. Doesn't it seem too big, or do you trade a couple of times a month?

UweMoench
Sep 01 2020 at 14:53
751 комментариев
We can't put stop loss just by percentage. Stop loss should be based on your strategy and where the next support and resistance level is. You also need to consider your take profit and what is the possibility of hitting the take profit.

Redworm
Sep 01 2020 at 18:39
12 комментариев
In fact, I don't understand traders who don't use stop loss. These are the basics of risk management. It's good that you use it, you have a good strategy. Everyone puts a stop loss for himself, under the parameters of his account, and this is a good approach. Trading is usually unpredictable and you can't always keep track of a deal, without any breaks or something. Sometimes it only takes seconds for the price to drop dramatically, which is difficult to predict. For these and many other cases, you need to put a stop loss)

ElliotCooke
Sep 01 2020 at 18:50
341 комментариев
Stop-loss is a very important tool for new traders in this market. Because it helps a trader to control their losses.

Shelby10
Sep 02 2020 at 20:20
140 комментариев
I think SL will help every new traders to deal with the losses.

SofieAndreasen
Sep 13 2020 at 11:33
759 комментариев
Stop loss is essential to minimize risk. Forex is risky market. So, placing a safety pin in trade is a good trading approach.

lauranutt
Oct 09 2020 at 10:59
36 комментариев
Yes, that’s true, Stop/loss is really very important if you want to limit your losses. Traders should always use it while trading.

Hyalinclay
Oct 23 2020 at 05:15
17 комментариев
In order to put a limit on your losses and to keep a check on your profits, it is important that you consider stop loss. It is rather advantageous.

stevenflam
Nov 05 2020 at 07:34
24 комментариев
In order to put a limit on your losses and avoid them, stop loss can be effective for trading. A lot of traders use stop loss to limit the possibilities of their loss.

Marlonsmith
Nov 05 2020 at 12:42
28 комментариев
Stop loss is an important part of your trading journey. You must be able to use it every time you trade.

Money Makin Jes (mister_trader623)
Nov 05 2020 at 15:39
13 комментариев
To become a successful Forex trader one must have a solid money(risk) management.

Here is money\risk management guideline

Take Profit = ATR x 1.5
Stop Loss = ATR
Risk per Trade = 1%
Max Open Trades = 5
Lot Sizes = mini or micro

I use 'pos_size’ indicator via MT4 to calculate my SL & TP and get my ATR

Be more financially free then yesterday.
Jakemark
Nov 06 2020 at 09:15
37 комментариев
Stop loss is a very useful strategy to avoid losses. It is important for every trader to analyse and give proper attention to the risk management techniques. It does help in reducing losses and risk.

Bladiminmunro
Nov 06 2020 at 13:08
59 комментариев
I never trade without stop loss. I make all the necessary calculations and ensure to use stop loss.

Andronn
Nov 08 2020 at 14:15
90 комментариев
Thanks to stop loss, we can set a clear loss value, which is set as the risk for a given position

Elena Triston (ele020)
Nov 11 2020 at 06:10
219 комментариев
SofieAndreasen posted:
Stop loss is essential to minimize risk. Forex is risky market. So, placing a safety pin in trade is a good trading approach.


Yes I completely agree with you. Stop loss is important in trading as it closes an order automatically once the price is reached at a pre-specified level. It prevents large and uncontrollable losses in volatile trades. It is a basic risk management tool and a good strategy especially for beginners.

The more your practice, the more you learn.
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