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small enough so that you wont mind if it ends up as a loss. Others tend to adjust their initial stops, use wide stops, or ignore the idea of stop losses altogether. See, the longer you hold on to your trade, the more volatility it gets exposed. Remember that a longer holding period is equivalent to an increased position size, as it exposes a trade to a wider range of possible price movements. The problem is much more common than you think. Position size, large position sizes lead to large volatility in your profit/loss statement. Just make sure that your stop loss strategy fits your trading personality and that, at the end of the day, your winners are still bigger than your losers. Theyre popular for a reason, after all. Learn to control your risk exposure and youll be one step closer to becoming consistently profitable. A single pip movement would mean more to a bigger position than a smaller one.
It tells you when youre wrong and, since youll be wrong often, its better that you get used to having a proverbial canary in a coal mine. The first scenario exposes your account to death by a thousand cuts, while the second strategy makes your account vulnerable to a small number of trades that could wipe out your profits. So if you cant control how many times youll be in the wrong side of the trade, then the least you could do is to control your risk. Permission is not granted to redistribute charts, data, news or other information found on this site, in any manner. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, TradingCharts will not accept liability for any loss or damage that may arise from use of the content, inability to access the website, or delay or failure of receive of any information provided through this site. If you trade big position sizes, then youre more likely to worry about making a dent on your account than how youre executing your trading plan. Nobody likes to lose.
A lot of traders spend most of their time finding out what to trade and where to enter, but only give passing thought to the amount that they risk and when and where to exit a trade. You will be wrong a lot of times and losses will happen frequently. The problem with this habit is that you could be unintentionally sabotaging your trade by exposing yourself to more risk than you can handle. Holding period, a traderlets call him Jackonce told me that a long-term trade is just another term for a short-term trade thats currently in the red.