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Do you prefer to risk a fixed lot size or a percent of equity, balance or margin? Why?

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Benjamin Dixon
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Benjamin Dixon 2014.03.22 09:57 
  • 36%
    (21)
  • 21%
    (12)
  • 16%
    (9)
  • 28%
    (16)
Total voters: 58
Benjamin Dixon
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Benjamin Dixon 2014.03.22 19:53  
Why did MQ move to percent of margin in the bottom of the equity graphs instead of lot size? Why do people choose percent of margin to determine lot size as apposed to a percent of equity or balance?
Marie Mire-de-Vie
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Marie Mire-de-Vie 2014.03.22 22:54  
Hello, 
I prefer to have a proportionate balance my risk ... to a certain capital. 
When my balance reaches the capital that I have set myself, I prefer to have a minimum risk. :-)
Jinsong Zhang
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Jinsong Zhang 2014.03.23 04:31  
bendex77:
Why did MQ move to percent of margin in the bottom of the equity graphs instead of lot size? Why do people choose percent of margin to determine lot size as apposed to a percent of equity or balance?
margin% is more important than lot size
Benjamin Dixon
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Benjamin Dixon 2014.03.24 02:43  
song_song:
margin% is more important than lot size
Not to me. Lot size gives more useful info when I am analyzing a test. I can see margin is important on low leverage accounts as it becomes primary limiting factor of lot-size though. Anyone use margin % on high leverage account? If so, why?
KoT 009
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KoT 009 2014.03.24 05:28  
For every 1000$ increase in balance i add 0.10 lot increase in future trades
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