i have an account of 1:1000 using $100, so am i safe.
i also need someone to explain the difference and complication of using high leverage
High leverage has an advantage. It allows you to trade as without leverage with $100 you cant trade at all.
Low leverage is by many understood as account protection as with low leverage your loosing trades are liquidated early.
For experienced users there are many other tools how to protect your equity despite high leverage.
please correct me if am wrong, i believe the 'your loosing trades are liquidated early. ' is mainly based on your lot size.
Lets look into details.
Lets say i trade 0.01 EURUSD on 1,030 EUR account.
0.01 lot represents 1,000 units.
Lets assume marklet moves against you $100 and then moves $100 in positive.
1. Without leverage
So to open such trade I would need 1000 EUR for margin. 30 EUR is left to cover trade negative. If markets move against me $30 and I reach stop out my position will be liquidated early.
2. With 1:2 leverage I would need 500 EUR for margin. 530 EUR is left to cover trade negative.If markets move against me $530 and I reach stop out my position will be liquidated early
So with the same position trade outcome is different.