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Managing Forex Losses

One of the key principal of successful Forex trading is to keep your losses minimized and limited. When the trends of the Forex market are going against you, turning you towards losses, it is ideal to go in for small loss limits so that you can pass this phase safely, without turning bankrupt.

Small Forex losses can sometimes help you survive that period of the market, when it is moving against you, and also help you to still be placed firmly in the market, when the trend finally turns in your favor.

The easiest and proven way to limit your Forex losses to minimum is by fixing beforehand, the highest acceptable loss per trade keeping in mind your total Forex budget for trading, prior to even opening a Forex position.

The highest amount of capital loss is what you can afford losing easily on a trade or deal.
In other words, this can also be known as a “Stop Loss” order, which is considered significant amongst the many techniques of good money management strategies.
Making sensible use of this money management technique will make you stand apart from the several other traders out in the Forex market, who have been losing all their trading cash to the market just because they didn’t feel the need to adhere to efficient money management strategies to their Forex trading system.

If a trader does not follow the correct money management rules while trading Forex, there are chances of him losing more money than he can afford to. For example, if a Forex trader, with a total trading budget of $1000, starts to trade and makes a deal worth a $100, it would then perhaps be tolerable for the trader to suffer a loss once.
He would then go ahead and trade another $200 for another deal, and this time again he loses, perhaps a little low with luck and thinking this, he again, for the third time, tries to trade another $200 on a deal, just to suffer another loss.

Now, he had a total of $1000, out of which he has already lost $500 straight, and is now left with only another $500. but instead of stopping and quitting here, he might still carry on to trade again, thinking that after three consecutive losses, he is bound to be lucky this time, and thinking this, puts in another trading offer for $200 more.

After betting $200 on this next trade, his capital could be reduced to $300. The probability of making profit now is virtually none, because, just to get back almost three-fourth of the total amount that he has lost, he would have to gain at least 3 consecutive profits trading, for which, he is left with not much money now.
With his finances finished, even if he is actually getting lucky with trading this time, he really doesn’t have any more money to play and recover at least all that he has lost, let alone making profits.

This situation would not have occurred if the trader had preset the maximum loss amount which he could afford, and stuck to it.
The reason for this disappointment was that the trader jeopardized too much of his trading money, without thinking once of applying good money management techniques to the trade. Trading the whole Forex trading funds just for losses no way makes a good trading strategy.
In fact this can lead a trader to a position where he does not even have enough funds left to make a wiser deal and recover what he has lost!

Always keep in mind, that a significant rule of money management is to keep your losses to a minimum so as to limit your losses and increases your profit with retaining your funds for a better deal.


 

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