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Forex Trading Expert Level Course
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    Position Sizing

    Position sizing is setting the correct amount of units to buy or sell a currency pair.
    It is one of the most crucial skills in a forex trader’s skill set.

    Forex Position Sizing

    We’ll go ahead and say it is THE most important skill.
    Traders are “risk managers“, first and foremost, so before you start trading real money, you should be able to do position size calculations in your sleep!
    Finding the position size that will keep you within your risk comfort level is relatively easy…and we use the phrase “relatively easy” loosely here.
    Depending on the currency pair you are trading and your account denomination (is your account in dollars, euros, pounds, etc.), a step or two needs to be added to the calculation.

    Now, before we can get our math on, we need five pieces of information:

    • Account equity or balance.
    • Currency pair you are trading.
    • The percent of your account you wish to risk.
    • Stop loss in pips.
    • Conversion currency pair exchange rates.