Forex Trading | by ForexCycle.com | Thursday, 17 April 2008 06:54 UTC
Any trading strategy is incomplete without Forex Money Management. It is not only about knowing the ins and outs of which currencies to trade and identify the entry and exit signals, it is also about manage the resources and integrating money management into the trading plan. It is essential for a trader to meticulously position size, margin, recent profits and losses and any contingency plans before foraying into the market.
Based on money management strategy, diversification, martingale and anti-martingale strategy and high return strategy, the various strategies for Forex Money Management are formulated for approaching money management. Most of them rely on the calculation of core equity which is the starting balance minus the money used in open positions. If the starting balance is $10,000 and you have $1000 in open positions, your core equity is $9000. It is imperative that as a trader you need to adjust the dollar amount of your risk, with the rise and fall of the core equity.
If the core equity level falls, you can lower your risk amount, while you can also raise the risk level as your core equity rises. Just as on a profit of $8000, the core equity can rise to $18,000. Similarly, on limiting risk to $800, the core equity will fall to $8000. Experts opine that as you enter a position, it is advisable to try to limit risk to 1% to 3% of each trade. This reiterates the fact that, on trading a standard FOREX lot of $100,000, your risk should be limited between $1000 and $3000.
Forex Money Management is all about calculated risks at the right time and protecting your assets. It is imperative to understand that when placing options, and buying them; it is wise to get plenty of time on your side. Although, traders are known to identify trade direction, however, most fail to stay with trades simply because they cannot implement their money management correctly.
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