Stop loss is a killer if you do not use it properly. You should risk reward ratio of your strategy. In ranging market it seems price comes back again. But if the market trend for long and if you against the trend you will eventually get the margin call.
Context is an important part of the Forex market. It is very difficult to make a profit from trading if you have no idea about the market context. Whether the market is in trendy momentum or volatile momentum can be understood by market context. Protects stop-loss trading. Risk cannot be maintained without stop loss.
Stop loss is primarily a tool that you need to know how to use. Like any other tool. For example, you can take a hammer and use it to hammer in a nail. But if you don't know how to use it, you will hurt your finger. It's the same here. Stop loss placed at the wrong level instead of limiting the loss will bring the actual loss.
The use of stop losses is highly dependent on the method of market analysis and trading. The stop loss level can be determined using technical analysis methods (levels, patterns, etc), as well as the maximum risk that the trader is able to accept in case of loss. Stop loss is not a killer if market conditions have been analyzed correctly.
FirstHero posted: The use of stop losses is highly dependent on the method of market analysis and trading. The stop loss level can be determined using technical analysis methods (levels, patterns, etc), as well as the maximum risk that the trader is able to accept in case of loss. Stop loss is not a killer if market conditions have been analyzed correctly.
Loss is an inevitable part of trading there is nobody who can avoid it completely; mostly loss occurs due to lack of exact money management plan as well non-skill trading knowledge. So, for avoiding loss we have to focus on there.
Gingerrogers posted: Yes, a proper use of stop loss can be a saviour but if it is not used properly, it has the potential to ruin the prospective profits.
The stop loss is a boon for every stock market trader but the predictions should be correct because the reason is that maybe the value of security such as Forex falls 10 percent per say. Now it will be automatically sold because you have set the stop loss to this value. The other situation is that maybe the value of security fell to 20 percent but then rally more than 100 percent to its original value. So stop loss is a double edged sword.
I think the stop is utterly useless because for me I am a day trader with a very short trading span. A borderline scalper if you say so because stop loss will make you secure but ruin your profits. It is the basics of the market that risk is involved.
Darrensmith posted: I think the stop is utterly useless because for me I am a day trader with a very short trading span. A borderline scalper if you say so because stop loss will make you secure but ruin your profits. It is the basics of the market that risk is involved.
Many traders have survived market crashes and wrong decisions through stop loss. People generally tend to look at the negative sides first rather than the positive ones. If you think sl has endless possibility to ruin profits then you can lower the stop loss percentage. For example through my broker Fxview I have made the stop loss only 5 percent of the original price; it is simple. When I was holding a forex pair on a particular day the value of the base currency fell tremendously. The stop loss saved me from losing literally all of my capital because it traded the currency at just 5 percent of the negative value. Same percentage of sl now I follow across all my trading accounts which include fxtm as well.
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