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What trade size and leverage to use in forex?

Kylealker87
Jan 04 at 12:08
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Nano/micro/mini lot with less risks. Looking for suggestions!

Christian Paul (8christianpaul8)
Jan 05 at 05:28
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That depends on your account capital and trading experience. If you don't know what you are doing yet, better to start with demo. It depends on your position sizing too.

Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
Christian Paul (8christianpaul8)
Jan 05 at 05:30
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How much do you risk per trade? How many pips is your stop loss? Once you know these two, you can compute for the lot size for each trade.

Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
IvanMelnik
Jan 05 at 10:27
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Nano lots would be so hard to find with any broker, mostly with what i've seen with fxview or ICM or fxpro they have micro lots. Better go for 0.01 lot and low leverage, you won't get more than 30x with regulated ones either way.

Kylealker87
Jan 05 at 12:56
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8christianpaul8 posted:
That depends on your account capital and trading experience. If you don't know what you are doing yet, better to start with demo. It depends on your position sizing too.

I have traded on micro lot few times in the past, but not with the kind of returns as I had anticipitated. Got suggested on using nano lots instead but couldn't find a broker that offers that trade size. So I am here!

Kylealker87
Jan 05 at 13:33
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IvanMelnik posted:
Nano lots would be so hard to find with any broker, mostly with what i've seen with fxview or ICM or fxpro they have micro lots. Better go for 0.01 lot and low leverage, you won't get more than 30x with regulated ones either way.

What would you define as low leverage?

Christian Paul (8christianpaul8)
Jan 05 at 13:47
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Guys, if you have a specific amount of risk per trade, account leverage doesn't matter much unless you plan to open a lot of trades that would lower your margin % that might lead to reaching a stopout level. Let's say on a trade, you plan to lose 100 dollars with a 50-pip stoploss, regardless if your leverage is 1:1, 1:10, 1:100, or even 1:3000, your risked amount would still remain the same which is 100 dollars. Given you have the correct position sizing.

Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
Christian Paul (8christianpaul8)
Jan 05 at 13:53
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Open a cent account. My broker, RoboForex, has one. I think other brokers offer cent accounts too. I think cent account's 1 lot size is 0.01 on a standard account. And you can go lower like 0.01 lot on cent account depending on the broker you choose.

Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
Christian Paul (8christianpaul8)
Jan 05 at 13:56
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Nano lot is 0.1 lot of a cent account.

Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
marktaylor
Jan 06 at 04:58
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Minimum order size with all brokers I’ve been using has started from 0.01 lots. Not sure whether you term it micro or nano.

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