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IYO, what risk per trade, as a percentage of Account Balance, indicates that a signal provider has confidence in his/her signal ?

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Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.05.15 15:53 
  • 14%
    (3)
  • 32%
    (7)
  • 5%
    (1)
  • 14%
    (3)
  • 5%
    (1)
  • 5%
    (1)
  • 27%
    (6)
Total voters: 22
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.05.15 15:53  
IYO = In Your Opinion.
Tonny Obare
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Tonny Obare 2013.05.15 16:00  
In forex the risk should be as low as possible. Never put greed. If you want more money then add more money before adding risk.
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.05.15 16:16  
tonny:
In forex the risk should be as low as possible. Never put greed. If you want more money then add more money before adding risk.
It's a percentage . . .  the account balance is irrelevant.
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Tonny Obare
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Tonny Obare 2013.05.15 16:29  
But if you wish to maintain the percentage risk and gain more what do you do? You increase the balance right?
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.05.15 17:20  
tonny:
But if you wish to maintain the percentage risk and gain more what do you do? You increase the balance right?
Yes,  but that isn't the question that this Poll is about.  It is about percentage risk per trade and that is not dependant on Account balance . . .   unless the balance is tiny then the account should be a micro account and then the percentage is still relevant.
Documentation on MQL5: Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Account Properties
Documentation on MQL5: Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Account Properties
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Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Account Properties - Documentation on MQL5
Tonny Obare
29169
Tonny Obare 2013.05.15 17:30  
Risk per trade should be very low then like 1% because one might have multiple open trades. For the entire account not more than 20% when all open trades possible are opened.
Simon Gniadkowski
Moderator
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.05.15 18:44  
tonny:
Risk per trade should be very low then like 1% because one might have multiple open trades. For the entire account not more than 20% when all open trades possible are opened.
If a Signal provider has tested his/her strategy properly, has good money management and is confident enough that he/she won't let his/her subscribers down why wouldn't he/she have confidence enough for more exposure than a paltry 1% ?
Mirza Baig
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Mirza Baig 2013.05.15 18:45  
Excellent poll Raptor :)
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.05.15 19:00  
RaptorUK:
IYO = In Your Opinion.
Your poll is irrelevant. There is no correlation between confidence and %risk per trade. It depends of the strategy : do you open 1 trade at a time, do you open 10 trades or 100 trades. It would be more relevant to talk about global risk. Even then there is no direct link between risk and confidence in the strategy, it depends of the tolerance to risk of each provider.  A provider who likes risk can take heavy risk, and someone more careful will take little risk.
Tonny Obare
29169
Tonny Obare 2013.05.15 19:19  
i agree with angevoyageur risk isnt directly proportional to "confidence" more so where multiple trades can be opened.
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