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4 ways to approach trading post ESMA:

The regulatory changes brought in by ESMA at the end of July have made a big impact on traders. Retail clients now have negative balance protection, reduced leverage, and 50% margin close-out on an account basis.

Here are 4 ways to consider adapting your trading strategy:

  1. Reduce the size of your positions. This may require greater movement in your favour to make equivalent returns, but means you can use looser stop losses. Consider moving away from very short-term trading and scalping.

  2. Hold your positions longer. Move towards swing trading, where you hold a trade for a day or perhaps several weeks. Directional traders trade even longer term. Both have their advantages including requiring less screen time. Using trailing stops help to lock in profits.

  3. Be more strategic about calculating your stop losses. With smaller positions the likelihood of them being affected by market noise is lower. Use market structure, support and resistance levels or moving averages rather than placing a stop 10 points away if that’s what you can afford.

  4. Trade your plan not your emotions. You can be comfortable walking away from a position once it is fully protected with stops and limits. This will help you enjoy trading more and it doesn’t cause you as much stress.