Importance of Stop Loss

Nov 03, 2017 at 14:00
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Medlem sedan Jul 19, 2020   751 inlägg
Sep 26, 2020 at 11:54
If you are a short term trader or scalper, stop loss is important for you. Whether you place the stop loss or keep in your mind you need stop loss. Otherwise if you open a trade and market goes trending in your opposite direction, you will get margin call.
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Medlem sedan Aug 23, 2020   142 inlägg
Sep 28, 2020 at 06:33
UweMoench posted:
If you are a short term trader or scalper, stop loss is important for you. Whether you place the stop loss or keep in your mind you need stop loss. Otherwise if you open a trade and market goes trending in your opposite direction, you will get margin call.

Very true, even with my stops as a day trader, if by any chance market reverses, I don't wait for it to take my stops, instead I exit with very little loss and wait and reenter to make more profits, this is how I accumulate profits and add patient to it, hardly have a negative trades, because I'm always waiting at the right time and end products is positive in large order.
Medlem sedan Jul 23, 2020   869 inlägg
Oct 03, 2020 at 17:23
ZzzzzzzZ posted:
Ima think if you don't wanna losess don't put sl at all. Ima put sl not often.
But Ima think sometimes they're really needfull.
I think it’s always better to put sl. Market is uncertain. you may blow your account due to negative balance protection if you donot use sl.
Medlem sedan Dec 18, 2019   31 inlägg
Oct 03, 2020 at 18:01
i do reversals only and pullbacks. i never trade with the trend.

so i spot exhaustion points.
i accept the trade goig against me, then i make a second entry a bit bigger than the previous one. the second entry is rarelly wrong, my stop losses, both of them are just above or below the second entry.

i only trade london session and when the market spikes up i try to sell it.

if it goes down i buy it.

no break outs no trend continuation for me.

there is always a stop at the first entry but its far and away, it never gets hit. its only there to prevent an account blow from banks intervining with the market.

i also only trde 4 major pairs andsome exotic usd crosses, have tested it in the worst kind of conditions and the 2nd entry is almost never wrong.

so yeah a stop loss is essential even if far and away. you never wanna blow an account or take enormus drawdowns that can never be recovered.

worst case scenario if my stop gets hit at second entry i need 4 winners to recover it
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Medlem sedan Aug 23, 2020   142 inlägg
Oct 04, 2020 at 08:41
With stop loss you will always be the winner, I don't even allow bad trades to hit my stops before I ecut and reenter when things setylest, people wonders why i always make profits each day, it because with the trading hours, i take loss when I see I'm wrong, and when the losing is very little, and make huge profits when I'm in the right, so each day my sum of profiting trades is highly greater than losing trades if any losing occurs, this is one of the benefits of stop loss and makes you keep your profits.

On Thursday I was making like $9800 profits on the live account with deposit total balance of 79k, the live which i use to copydirect trades to this demo, while the live was already made profits on London section to the amount of 9800, the demo here was on profits of $1800.
Later I took a buy on GBP/USD that went South, I could not wait for reversal and I closed the negative trades and the Live account I made $9800 I close negative trades on it, around $2800 and still have $6000 profits for the day, while the demo I took around 1k plus lose to which is $1800- $1200= still $500 plus profits for the day.
Even the trades later went in my favour but I don't care about that because I have a deep discipline trading plans and strict money management for any accounts over a thousand.
I later made back extra $1500 on the live account to bring total profits to $7500 for that day while the demo around $1000 plus profits for the day too, then I closed before U.S. opens.

On Friday I made a very sweet effortless profits of 15k on the live account and 5k plus on the demo account, I closed before the news and went resting for a very profitable week.

 Now this is the essence of having stops to protect your already made profitsvor even exit before it gets to it. Stop can make you have a very good money management and very high end profits if you are disciplined on it.

Medlem sedan Jun 16, 2020   35 inlägg
Oct 14, 2020 at 11:21
SL is the most important element of risk management.
Medlem sedan Sep 23, 2020   42 inlägg
Oct 16, 2020 at 06:44
An SL is one of the most effective tools that let you keep risks low and huge losses at bay. Never under estimate the power of a stop loss.
Medlem sedan Jun 19, 2019   10 inlägg
Oct 16, 2020 at 07:33
Stop loss is great but best to make sure it is the right size for the trade. No good using a 200 pip stop loss on the 5 minute chart. You will still get huge losses
Medlem sedan Oct 05, 2020   40 inlägg
Nov 09, 2020 at 10:03
For me, the best reason to use stop loss is that I don’t have to monitor my trades every now and then. I feel relaxed because it will limit my loss if the market makes an unfavourable move. Do you also use stop loss always?
Medlem sedan Jul 19, 2020   318 inlägg
Nov 27, 2020 at 09:04
Stop loss is very useful for the new traders to control their losses at the beginning period.
Medlem sedan Aug 17, 2020   123 inlägg
Nov 27, 2020 at 11:34
I agree that using stop loss (and some other types of orders, too) is essential if you want to minimize your risks and cut your losses as much as possible.
Medlem sedan Feb 22, 2011   4862 inlägg
Nov 27, 2020 at 14:55
SL is double edged sword.
If you use too often you will end up with loss
If you do not use enough you will make a big loss.
Medlem sedan Nov 26, 2020   30 inlägg
Nov 28, 2020 at 10:56
Stop loss is a kind of insurance against the risks of large losses and downside closing of a trade.
Medlem sedan Nov 08, 2019   8 inlägg
Nov 28, 2020 at 13:50
For me I never use stop lost as to limit my lost to control my trading risk... the only controlling the risk is the lot size I open in my trade. I only use the stop lost as the same work as my take profit to secure my profit in my trading method.

why keep aiming for controlling lost with stop lost where you can control it with your lot size where we trade forex actually all the same is looking for profit.
Medlem sedan May 31, 2020   1 inlägg
Nov 28, 2020 at 17:57
I never use SL. I just use TP.
Medlem sedan Jul 23, 2020   869 inlägg
Nov 29, 2020 at 07:44
GeorgeBischof posted:
Stop loss is very useful for the new traders to control their losses at the beginning period.
I think stop loss is essential for all trader. Trading without SL is kind of suicide in trading. you may blow your account in time.
Medlem sedan Nov 08, 2019   8 inlägg
Nov 29, 2020 at 09:27 (redigerad Nov 29, 2020 at 09:28)
LyudmilLukanov posted:
GeorgeBischof posted:
Stop loss is very useful for the new traders to control their losses at the beginning period.
I think stop loss is essential for all trader. Trading without SL is kind of suicide in trading. you may blow your account in time.

you can try study my trading records as where I didn't use stop lost to control my lost at all, but I do use it as to secure my profit. Just my own experience to share.

For beginer, yeah it does help but I rather the beginner to control of their trading lotsize to control their risk instead of using stop lost to controlling the lost
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