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To Hedge Or Not To Hedge - MT4 vs. MT5

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timkrug
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timkrug 2016.01.21 19:13 

Hi,


I'm curious to know some convincing arguments for and against hedging, and therefor using MT4 instead of MT5.



Cheers, Tim

Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden 2016.01.21 22:09  
Convincing argument #1. It Works.
Andy Cruise
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Andy Cruise 2016.01.22 03:04  
timkrug:

Hi,

I'm curious to know some convincing arguments for and against hedging, and therefor using MT4 instead of MT5.

Cheers, Tim

Not hedging means that you either use a SL and therefore accept the defeat from the beginning (psychologically speaking) or don't use one and endanger your account $$

Hedging is what professional traders do to manage losing trades. It works, if done properly.

 hedging

timkrug
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timkrug 2016.01.22 05:03  
Robotfx Trading Tools:

Not hedging means that you either use a SL and therefore accept the defeat from the beginning (psychologically speaking) or don't use one and endanger your account $$

Hedging is what professional traders do to manage losing trades. It works, if done properly.

 

Hi Robotfx,


thanks a lot for your answer and the chart.

I wonder what do you mean by 'done properly', e.g. is it crucial that the counter position is larger than the initial position?

In case you have a web link on this topic I would appreciate a lot.


Have a good day and many pips!

Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2016.01.22 08:28  

depends on your strategy

some strategy depends heavily on hedging 

Mohammad Soubra
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Mohammad Soubra 2016.01.22 08:34  

my advice to don't hedge in same strategies

you can hedge with two or more strategies

Khurram Mustafa
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Khurram Mustafa 2016.01.23 07:33  

Actually hedging is used for controlling your losses temporary, 

but in some cases traders get benefit by hedging strategies, but not in regular basis.. they faced losses too

Francis Dogbe
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Francis Dogbe 2016.01.25 07:47  
why hedge when you can use stoploss....
Stuart Browne
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Stuart Browne 2016.01.25 09:01  
Francis Dogbe:
why hedge when you can use stoploss....
Oh no Francis, you've opened that can of worms!! :D
Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden 2016.01.25 09:28  
Francis Dogbe:
why hedge when you can use stoploss....

With a decent put together hedge you have the possibility that the other part of the trade can become profitable as well....

Try that with a stop-loss.

Supun Sameera Manasinghe
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Supun Sameera Manasinghe 2016.01.25 14:49  
Depends on the trading strategy. Anyway; from my point of view, better to exit the trade instead of hedging if you are a day trader.
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