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What trade size and leverage to use in forex?

Mitchelsantner
Jan 08 2021 at 09:42
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For me it’s fxview and forex4you that works. Started with the cent account of forex4you and eventually invested the profits out of it on fxview. Wanted to try a different ecn environment and platform (mt5).
Chan (8christianpaul8)
Jan 08 2021 at 09:44
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I think I have already explained this before that the leverage doesn't matter unless you trade a big size or a lot of trades that will affect the margin % on your account. When using proper position sizing, you only need to know how much are you willing to risk per trade and the total pips from the entry price to the stoploss price. Leverage doesn't matter at all. If let's say you wanted to open a trade that will be a 50-pip stoploss and you are willing to lose 500 dollars, then you can open a lot size of 10 dollars per pip or 1 lot size on a standard account. Regardless if you use a leverage of 1:1, 1:30, 1:50, 1:100 or 1:3000, the risked amount of 500 dollars on that trade will still remain the same. Please do not mislead newbie traders. Anyone who knows how to properly set the correct sizing on each trade, knows this.
Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
Jamespaul
Jan 11 2021 at 10:14
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8christianpaul8 posted:
XM is good. XM is my very first broker. What they say is true that no requotes. Though I blew a few accounts with them due to my own mistakes as a newbie. I switched to RoboForex because of the free VPS and good profit share bonus. When I get more capital to open a new account, I will open an account with XM again.
With XM you don’t actually need a big trading balance to start trading. You can even open an account with them now. I made mine with an initial deposit of just $500. You actually only need $5 with them.
Chan (8christianpaul8)
Jan 11 2021 at 10:16
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Jamespaul posted:
8christianpaul8 posted:
XM is good. XM is my very first broker. What they say is true that no requotes. Though I blew a few accounts with them due to my own mistakes as a newbie. I switched to RoboForex because of the free VPS and good profit share bonus. When I get more capital to open a new account, I will open an account with XM again.
With XM you don’t actually need a big trading balance to start trading. You can even open an account with them now. I made mine with an initial deposit of just $500. You actually only need $5 with them.
I know but I prefer something at least around 1k dollars like what I use on my 2 accounts.
Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
Gareylinn509
Jan 11 2021 at 11:50
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ele020 posted:
Kylealker87 posted:
Nano/micro/mini lot with less risks. Looking for suggestions!
Low leverages always, high leverage clearly means more gamble. If you can afford to lose more, then for sure go for high leverage, but if you are a retail trader, 50X is more than enough.
I agree, and if you ask me even 50x is a lot to use. Can’t afford to lose everything in a single stroke.
Kylealker87
Jan 12 2021 at 13:21
34 inlägg
8christianpaul8 posted:
I think I have already explained this before that the leverage doesn't matter unless you trade a big size or a lot of trades that will affect the margin % on your account. When using proper position sizing, you only need to know how much are you willing to risk per trade and the total pips from the entry price to the stoploss price. Leverage doesn't matter at all. If let's say you wanted to open a trade that will be a 50-pip stoploss and you are willing to lose 500 dollars, then you can open a lot size of 10 dollars per pip or 1 lot size on a standard account. Regardless if you use a leverage of 1:1, 1:30, 1:50, 1:100 or 1:3000, the risked amount of 500 dollars on that trade will still remain the same. Please do not mislead newbie traders. Anyone who knows how to properly set the correct sizing on each trade, knows this.
What you are saying makes complete sense, a different perspective of looking at leverage for sure. The % of profit/loss on a winning/losing trade would be the same.
Chan (8christianpaul8)
Jan 12 2021 at 13:57
112 inlägg
Gareylinn509 posted:
ele020 posted:
Kylealker87 posted:
Nano/micro/mini lot with less risks. Looking for suggestions!
Low leverages always, high leverage clearly means more gamble. If you can afford to lose more, then for sure go for high leverage, but if you are a retail trader, 50X is more than enough.
I agree, and if you ask me even 50x is a lot to use. Can’t afford to lose everything in a single stroke.
Just risk 1% or less of your account capital in a single trade. If you're so unlucky, 100 loses in a row can wipe out your account. Of course, you still need a strategy that has a positive expectation so you can come out green after all of your trades. Best of luck in trading!
Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
Chan (8christianpaul8)
Jan 12 2021 at 13:58
112 inlägg
Kylealker87 posted:
8christianpaul8 posted:
I think I have already explained this before that the leverage doesn't matter unless you trade a big size or a lot of trades that will affect the margin % on your account. When using proper position sizing, you only need to know how much are you willing to risk per trade and the total pips from the entry price to the stoploss price. Leverage doesn't matter at all. If let's say you wanted to open a trade that will be a 50-pip stoploss and you are willing to lose 500 dollars, then you can open a lot size of 10 dollars per pip or 1 lot size on a standard account. Regardless if you use a leverage of 1:1, 1:30, 1:50, 1:100 or 1:3000, the risked amount of 500 dollars on that trade will still remain the same. Please do not mislead newbie traders. Anyone who knows how to properly set the correct sizing on each trade, knows this.
What you are saying makes complete sense, a different perspective of looking at leverage for sure. The % of profit/loss on a winning/losing trade would be the same.
Thank you! That's a simple way of seeing it.
Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.
marktaylor
Jan 13 2021 at 11:57
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Mitchelsantner posted:
For me it’s fxview and forex4you that works. Started with the cent account of forex4you and eventually invested the profits out of it on fxview. Wanted to try a different ecn environment and platform (mt5).
And also forex4you gives fixed spreads, that was my reason for switching to forex.com. A good broker otherwise.
Mitchelsantner
Jan 13 2021 at 11:57
34 inlägg
marktaylor posted:
Mitchelsantner posted:
For me it’s fxview and forex4you that works. Started with the cent account of forex4you and eventually invested the profits out of it on fxview. Wanted to try a different ecn environment and platform (mt5).
And also forex4you gives fixed spreads, that was my reason for switching to forex.com. A good broker otherwise.
True! With so many cent account holders on this platform, the transaction volume with them is something. Guess it's their credibility over last 15 odd years.
fafduplesis
Jan 13 2021 at 12:51
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Mitchelsantner posted:
marktaylor posted:
Mitchelsantner posted:
For me it’s fxview and forex4you that works. Started with the cent account of forex4you and eventually invested the profits out of it on fxview. Wanted to try a different ecn environment and platform (mt5).
And also forex4you gives fixed spreads, that was my reason for switching to forex.com. A good broker otherwise.
True! With so many cent account holders on this platform, the transaction volume with them is something. Guess it's their credibility over last 15 odd years.
Does it offer vps?
cardigan
Jan 14 2021 at 07:26
102 inlägg
fafduplesis posted:
Does it offer vps?
If you are referring to fxview, then yes they offer affordable prices for VPS. You can check out in here: https://fxview.com/vps
For Forex4you, I couldn’t find it on their website and FAQ. I hope someone can share it if they find it.
Mitchelsantner
Jan 14 2021 at 10:09
34 inlägg
fafduplesis posted:
Mitchelsantner posted:
marktaylor posted:
Mitchelsantner posted:
For me it’s fxview and forex4you that works. Started with the cent account of forex4you and eventually invested the profits out of it on fxview. Wanted to try a different ecn environment and platform (mt5).
And also forex4you gives fixed spreads, that was my reason for switching to forex.com. A good broker otherwise.
True! With so many cent account holders on this platform, the transaction volume with them is something. Guess it's their credibility over last 15 odd years.
Does it offer vps?
No but my other broker fxview does. Not been paying anything extra for it ever since my trading balance has been more than 5k.
Numeromatt
Jan 14 2021 at 12:25
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Leverage is a good option to use, don’t listen to those telling you that it should be avoided.
Gareylinn509
Jan 14 2021 at 12:44
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Numeromatt posted:
Leverage is a good option to use, don’t listen to those telling you that it should be avoided.
I don’t think that’s a very sound advice to be given to someone, leverage is a double edged sword, and more often than not, it proves to be on the wrong side of traders. Newbies are just greedy to make a quick buck and end up losing all their money, thanks to leverage.
almfx
Jan 14 2021 at 19:02
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Kylealker87 posted:
Nano/micro/mini lot with less risks. Looking for suggestions!


This is an incomprehensible and clichéd question, Try to learn risk management.
Calacti
Jan 15 2021 at 05:43
37 inlägg
There’s no harm in using leverage as long as one is able to predict the trend and use margin only on absolutely safe trades. I make use of pivot points and bollinger bands, and sometimes keltner to predict the price move and when it seems sure that I will have a winning trade I make use of leverage offered by my brokers avatrade and fxview to open my position. And on majority of these occasions I have been right. So I will never be against the use of leverage.
Kylealker87
Jan 15 2021 at 12:49
34 inlägg
cardigan posted:
fafduplesis posted:
Does it offer vps?
If you are referring to fxview, then yes they offer affordable prices for VPS. You can check out in here: https://fxview.com/vps
For Forex4you, I couldn’t find it on their website and FAQ. I hope someone can share it if they find it.
How important would you consider vps to be for a trader?
Kylealker87
Jan 15 2021 at 12:51
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almfx posted:
Kylealker87 posted:
Nano/micro/mini lot with less risks. Looking for suggestions!


This is an incomprehensible and clichéd question, Try to learn risk management.
I am working on that, but I feel knowing others opinions, thoughts on various aspects only helps, never harms.
Kazile
Jan 17 2021 at 13:48
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Contrary to the common misconception, the established leverage does not affect the trading results of Forex traders in any way. It only affects the size of the margin
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