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How did you get a capital?

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Hi, Rahul Good Afternoon
I am sorry this is not relavent to this post. I am new to this forum But in other post I have read you been using Zunaa Strategy and looks like you are in Tampa Florida.(bay area) .
I am looking trading Buddy to trade Zunaa method. I have bought some zunna indicator
thank you very much

I am in Bay Area, CA. We can discuss trades based on Zunna strategy in my journal, which is a more appropriate place for this conversation.
https://futures.io/trading-journals/36208-rg-s-emini-journal.html

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I started with a small account, lost it a few times, and eventually it started to grow. I think with smaller accounts it is hard to risk 2% or less and really get anywhere. I know I did not, and could not, do that. I risked a lot more. It worked for me, but I don;t necessarily recommend it for everyone...

I was wondering, how long did you trade with a 2% risk or less before risking a lot more?

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I started with a small account, lost it a few times and now packed by TST.

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Fellas,
it's very interesting how you was capitalized after you became consistently profitable?
I'm trading 3y by now and it seems I started to be consistently profitable on my small retail account. But I'm undercapitalized and I don't want to risk more than 2% of my capital per trade in order to earn more.
Please share how did you get a capital when you was undercapitalized or any ways you see for a consistently profitable trader to get more capital.
Thanks.

Would not the expression, "the turtle wins the race" be applicable. Someone that has a consistently profitable trading plan over time would slowly build up a nest egg. For example the first three months they trade 1 contract. The next three months they trade 2 contract and so forth. That over time their capital would continue to grow???

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I was wondering, how long did you trade with a 2% risk or less before risking a lot more?

A long time. If you have a $10K account, 2% is $200. Factor in slippage and commission, and it is around $160 per trade. That small of a stop will get hit in many markets, unless you have a pinpoint entry.

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A long time. If you have a $10K account, 2% is $200. Factor in slippage and commission, and it is around $160 per trade. That small of a stop will get hit in many markets, unless you have a pinpoint entry.

You have about summed up why most will fail after following all the rules, nobody has that level of accuracy when entering a trade, you have to give the market room to breath, $10k and 2% simply doesn't cut it. $100K minimum, prudent position sizing and give the market whatever it requires to generate a positive expectancy even if that is 10 or 20 percent. Most people won't do this, yet it works consistently for me and has for many years. Other long term full time traders I know take a similar approach
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One contract until you can pull off portfolio margin. I just learned today that this was a thing.

Jimmy

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For myself, i am employed and self directed my retirement plus had another account for more speculative purposes. I think this is how most people do it. For my work, I am allocated a risk budget.

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FABRICATORX View Post
One contract until you can pull off portfolio margin. I just learned today that this was a thing.

Jimmy

Here is the issue, if you knew how to pull substantial money out of the markets consistently you wouldn't need to ask the question. Therefore no amount will be enough to make you successful. If you are starting out don't give up your day job and trade CFDs X1 until you learn what to do, hopefully at this point you will figure out a way to create, beg or borrow enough to get serious AFTER you have the knowlege to not squander what you have.
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