How much should a new trader be risking?

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maple
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maple  

I've read a few articles that say "real traders never trade more than 1% of their equity" so if this is true and I have £500 equity in my account. The biggest lot size I should be taking is 5?

Bruce Mendes
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Bruce Mendes  
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fxlaurent  

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Mawreen Lawson
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Mawreen Lawson  

I would say that one shouldn't be risking more than 1-3% of their equity, especially if they are a newbie. And that is only if you have a ready, working and tested (on a demo account) strategy in mind.

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Diana Jackson
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Diana Jackson  

A newbie should probably test their strategy on a demo accoun first before they even consider risking their money.

name
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name  
dianajs:
A newbie should probably test their strategy on a demo accoun first before they even consider risking their money.

A newbie should, after the demo, open a very small account in order to feel how is it to lose an account (since all of us are going to lose an account sooner or later)

mark havens
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mark havens  

This is nothing but broker advertisement. But maple, as a newbie i would suggest you to open an account with less leverage. In the beginning, you will get addicted to emoational trading and there is a possibility you end up losing all your money. So try to trade small lots,use correct use of your economics and finance while studing the fundamentals.

Make your entry and exit on the basis of technicals.

Jack Smith
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Jack Smith  

Newbie should only take a leverage of 1:100 initially while they are learning..Apply your strategies cautiously and trade with the amount you can afford to lose.

Keep your risks low and Profits limited for better learning experience!!!

Diana Jackson
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Diana Jackson  
on my own:
A newbie should, after the demo, open a very small account in order to feel how is it to lose an account (since all of us are going to lose an account sooner or later)

I agree. Some things you can learn only on a live account, such as dealing with the psychological pressure caused by the thought that you're trading with real money.

name
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name  
bingofx:
Risk setup is always the same 1-5% from deposit per trade. I prefer to risk no more than 2% from my 10K deposit as I trade volatile instrument such as Oil and Gold on my Hotforex platform,

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