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The Hidden Danger of High Leverage

The Hidden Danger of High Leverage

5 Years ago | March 02, 2015 00:00:00

Most discussions of the negatives of high leverage offered by retail forex brokers center around traders taking too much risk by trading too large positions relative to their account balances. Offers of leverage as high as 100:1, 200:1 and 400:1 (I have even seen 500:1) are used as selling points to those looking to score big in the forex market. It works well when a trader is right but reality of using high leverage quickly sets in when a forex trade goes wrong. However, this is not where leverage can do the most harm as I will explain.

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