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[ES account size] How realistic... ?

Again a newbie question from a forex trader...

How realistic is trading 1 e-mini contract with $25k ? using 20 ticks stops..

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Hi @davidautentico,

Very Realistic. A conservative way to trade is 1 contract for every 10.000 dollars you have in your account. With a 20 tics, you are risking 250 dollars in every trade, that means a 1% of your account. Realistic.

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Again a newbie question from a forex trader...

How realistic is trading 1 e-mini contract with $25k ? using 20 ticks stops..

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reasonable!

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How realistic is trading 1 e-mini contract with $25k ? using 20 ticks stops..


That seems pefectly realistic to me, and in fact is probably a pretty good guideline for a relatively safe minimum.

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If you do not know to trade, the 1 contract with $25K will just let you lose your money very slowly over a long period of time.

If you know to trade, its a bad move to have so much funds available and not to utilize it for generating real profits. With this money you should be able to trade at least 10 contracts (If you know what you are doing...)

If you just want to play for a few dollars up and down a day, you do not need to freeze at your broker $25K.

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With this money you should be able to trade at least 10 contracts (If you know what you are doing...)


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If you do not know to trade, the 1 contract with $25K will just let you lose your money very slowly over a long period of time.

If you know to trade, its a bad move to have so much funds available and not to utilize it for generating real profits. With this money you should be able to trade at least 10 contracts (If you know what you are doing...)

If you just want to play for a few dollars up and down a day, you do not need to freeze at your broker $25K.

You're ridiculous, and clearly have no idea about risk or money management. $25K is "so much funds"?? On what planet? A 20 tick stop with 10 contracts is $2500. 4 losing trades (which can happen with even perfect entries and read of market context) and you've lost almost half your account. I cringed when I read your post.

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In trading, we get paid to take risk. To play we just go out to the play ground....

$25K is a nice amount to use as raw material to generate real money. With 10 contracts a trade, generating only 1 point a day, he can add 2% to his equity daily.

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In trading, we get paid to take risk. To play we just go out to the play ground....

$25K is a nice amount to use as raw material to generate real money. With 10 contracts a trade, generating only 1 point a day, he can add 2% to his equity daily.

You have no idea what you're even talking about.

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