what is your leverage when you trade ?

Discussion in 'General Forex Discussion' started by homi, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. radex78

    radex78 Active Trader

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    So far I am never use these leverage, in my view use 1:400 already as high leverage and useful for learning purposes, indeed use higher leverage if in lucky will get huge profit, but also possible get quick loss at short time
     
  2. Ally

    Ally Newbie

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    The leverage and minimum deposit requirement is based on your broker. If your broker allows you to have leverage ranging up to 500x then it becomes easy for you to trade with small deposits. For example, if your broker allows you trade with the minimum deposit requirement of $5 and is offering you the leverage of 400x or 1:400. It means that you can trade up to the trading volume of $5*400=$2000 with micro lots.

    For a newbie, it is important to stick to low leverage because higher leverage means higher chances of losses. However, most of the traders in the industry opt for the leverage of 1:100.
     
  3. Mohdfx

    Mohdfx Active Trader

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    When looking for a broker with the best trading conditions I looked on leverage. I thought that the more leverage is the better will be trades. But now I've understood that it's juck lots of risk and don't use it at all. 1:200 is okay.
     
  4. radex78

    radex78 Active Trader

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    Choosing leverage will depending with each trader also, lowest lot size safier than highest leverage because avoid over trading and greedy, but certain strategy also using high leverage because included as extreme strategy that required opened more trades
     
  5. Bidalufias

    Bidalufias Trader

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    1:1000 helps to ride out the large swings!
     
  6. Mark Fahad

    Mark Fahad Trader

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    By and large traders in particularly the newcomers consider high leverage at many risk, but according to my trading experience , I don’t consider high leverage at any risk, if there is any risk , it is completely with non-sense planning and zero risk management policy, nothing to do with high leverage at all. basically, I always use 1:200 leverage for avoiding risk, but when I can predict the market wit certainly ,then I use high leverage for making profit very rapidly.
     
  7. boo_sl3

    boo_sl3 Trader

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    leverage like a double-edged knife, and therefore we need to be careful when trading with leverage. The greater the leverage, the greater the risk that we will encounter and therefore we need to be wise in choosing leverage for trading. In forexmart have provided leverage up to 1: 5000
     
  8. radex78

    radex78 Active Trader

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    Usually I am choose low leverage if having account with big amount capital, but if only use small capital often use high leverage to boosting opportunity, if still under control using high leverage also safe I think
     
  9. boo_sl3

    boo_sl3 Trader

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    yes, we know that the greater the leverage that we use, the greater the chance we get. For that, we need to be wise in selecting the proper leverage for our account
     
  10. FxTimothy

    FxTimothy Trader

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    yes more leverage could be more risk . however for a skilled trader its a boon as they can earn more money with smaller investment.
     
  11. myfxpt

    myfxpt Master Trader

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    I use 1:500 leverage but rarely use it all. Most of my trades are actually based on 1:10 or not much higher.
     
  12. Usman Khan

    Usman Khan Trader

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    I am use 1:100 nevr more then 1:200....too much risky for me.... loss lots of money on big levrage befor
     
  13. Mark Fahad

    Mark Fahad Trader

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    By and large traders in particularly the newcomers fall a great loss by taking high leverage due to non-sense planning and zero risk management policy, nothing to do with high leverage at all. Before trading with high leverage we have to know how to manage risk.
     
  14. Ally

    Ally Newbie

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    According to me leverage must be in between 100x to 500x. this is the optimal range of leverage as with high leverage there are high risks attached.

    I’m presently trading on 200x leverage and I feel its best for me. As I’m a moderate trader so I’m reluctant to take high risks and this amount of leverage is neither very less nor very high for my kind of trading. And moreover, choosing a right kind of leverage depends upon the trader’s choice, risk tolerance and comforts while trading in global market.
     
  15. Doan Ngoc

    Doan Ngoc Trader

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    It depends actually. I trade with 1:500 usually. But I reduce it sometimes.
     
  16. brother

    brother Active Trader

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    I don't like using a credit shoulder higher than 1:200, but it's size really doesn't matter. Only what volume you can use to enter the market. A big credit shoulder is generally used by newbies or by those who has a small deposit.
     
  17. nikita sharma

    nikita sharma Trader

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    generally it varies from 1:100 to 1:500 for me.
     
  18. Andrew101

    Andrew101 Active Trader

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    At times, I maintain low levels of leverage to avoid the risks involved 10:1 is comfortable for me.
     
  19. FxTimothy

    FxTimothy Trader

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    I am currently using 1:50 which is more then Enough to earn good money.:)
     
  20. wisetrada

    wisetrada Active Trader

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    Leverages are good trading instruments, you can trade big positions with a small capital using nice leverages. But new traders should not get lost in the excitement; moderate leverages like 1:10 is good enough.
     

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