Discussion in ' Forex Trading ' started by increasenow , Apr 24, Log in or Sign up. If you mean 'No stop' as in stop limits I don't use them at all. If you mean "non-stop", I find when I'm tired I don't always make the best decisions. But trading without placing a stop loss order? When I'm in front of my computer I don't bother putting a physical stop in.
But if I want to sleep and keep a position overnight or am very busy, then I will put in a stop. By the way, Ed Ponsi showed results from a demo account in his book Forex Patterns and Probabilities where he showed what would happen if you never cut your losses and only took small profits.
There were many consecutive profis followed by a blowout. That kind of reminds me of the people who make money at the end of the s. Some people never cut their losses and simply waited until prices bounced back up to take a profit. Eventually, some blew up. But, had those same traders changed directional bias and shorted the markets instead, well, maybe they wouldn't have blown up. I am currently demo trading a system with no stops at all Because of the success I am experienciing via demo without any type of stop I've just let them run Forex prices 'seem to cycle' back or up to levels if you have a right sense of where to enter How do you define the 'right sense'.
When I looked at hundreds of charts for hundreds of hours I noticed retracements are usually smaller than the moves in the overall direction. So, I think a trend following approach is more realistic. But also, let's say you look at a weekly candlestick chart and see there is a trend. And let's say you develop a signal to enter a trade that may only occur 3 or 4 times a week.
Let's say you had a retracement that lasted several weeks. Well, if you cut your losses quickly every time you took a loss, chances are likely you'd make up all your losses and more once the trend resumes. And if you cut your losses fast, you'd be able to risk a much higher percentage of your money on every trade. It's a funny thing watching a woman have a baby She'll huff and puff groan and scream call you every name in the book and swear she'll never have another child ever She glows in motherhood, cries, smiles, cuddles her little baby and protects it for the rest of her life It's a funny thing watching a demo account drawdown 2 or 3 thousand dollars for 2 or 3 days I just glow in the thought that I AM a great trader and I have a "real sense of where it is heading" and I had "adequate capital" to wait for the market to prove I believe, as traders we have as many views of the market as there are price changes I dream of having George Soros's trading account so I could enter a market, like he did and load up on positions Trading without a stop, I can't even dream of it!!!!
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