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Offline marcopiccollo

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Re: Risk management
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2019, 11:17:13 AM »
Hi guys and girls, new here. Hello.
Okay, so I have pretty much the gist of things figured and have a couple of trading signals Im using. But one of them has a risk management which Ill copy below. And I cannot make heads nor tails of it and Im not stupid. I get the basis of it, but actually getting a figure just gets me!
Using 3000 starting with 1:200 leverage FYI.
If anyone can elaborate or explain it in better terms that would be amazing! (Oh and Ive asked the person running it who hasnt replied)

In order to make sure every pip worth the same value in terms of money on a weekly basis, this is what I do:

1. I calculate 5% of my current balance

2. I multiply the amount with my leverage

3. That amount is my weekly "trade size"

4. If needed, I can calculate my "trade size" to LOTS here: I add my "trade size" to the "account balance" box with 1% risk (the currency does not matter).


1. Balance: $1000 ---> 5% = $50

2. Leverage: 1:100 ---> $50*100 = $5000

3. Weekly trade size: $5000

4. $5000 in standard LOTS: 5

Every week I make the same calculation based on my NEW balance.

The meaning is I always trade bigger if I won and smaller if I lost, on a weekly basis. This method keeps my account live at all times!

The idea is every pip worth the same amount of money during the week, so the number of pips won or lost can be translated to money, instead of calculating 5% risk after every position.

So if I lost 50 pips and then won those 50 pips back, my balance will be just where it has started, and no loss was made.

Thank you!

All OK except 5000 USD is not 5 standard lots; which is where you may be getting confused.

5000 USD = 5 mini lots.

5 standard lots  = 500,000 USD obviously way too high for a 5K account @ 50 USD risk per pip!

To simplify - with 1-5K accounts trade mini lots unless you have worked out how to scalp;)

Was also confused when read the post.


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