Why is position management so important?
Get two professional traders in a room a random day of the week. Tell one to buy the EUR/USD, and tell the other one to short it. Chances are that both of them will close their trade in a profit, or at least avoid losing by closing their trades partially at the right time.
Now bring in two inexperienced traders, and again have each of them take opposite sides of a trade. Both will probably close their positions in a loss. Why might this happen, you ask? What do the pros know that the rest of the herd does not? And how can you emulate their success?
The answer is in a proper exit. This idea - that the exit of any trade is always more important than its entry - is a fairly widespread notion, but one that seems to be unknown among most retail traders. Ask an inexperienced trader why they got into a trade, and you'll probably be met with an answer: "The Euro area is in deep trouble, so I went short", or "The Australian dollar just hit a support area, so I went long".
Novice traders are always looking for proper entries, normally in the form of "magic-no-loss buy/sell signal indicators", while disciplined and professional traders are constantly looking for proper exits and have capital preservation constantly in mind.
But nobody seems to think about the exit strategy of a trade before actually taking it! As you can imagine, this leads to forming bad habits such as letting fear and greed infect your trading. It causes you to let losers run hoping the trade will turn around, and to cut your profitable trades early, out of fear that you will lose a small amount of hard-earned profit. And this is exactly the opposite of what you should be doing!
Every trade must be managed in virtue of the following priorities:
- Capital preservation is top priority
- Cut your losses fast
- Let your profits run
The PZ Trade Manager Pro applies a flawless position management to your trades without your attention, eliminating room for human errors and assuring your profits are allowed to run. Only by using it without interference will improve your trading results by the mile.
Why is the PZ Trade Manager Pro useful?
The PZ Trade Manager Pro applies a flawless position management to your trades without your attention, eliminating room for human errors and emotional mistakes. Capital preservation is top priority and profits are allowed to run as far as they go.
You can, literally, have hundreds of trades opened without having to manage them yourself. Your trading productivity and spare time increases dramatically. No more squinting at charts all day!
What happens once I've taken a trade?
This is what the EA does once you've taken a trade:
- It places the initial stop-loss and take-profit orders.
- Get a free-ride as soon as possible and assure capital preservation. By default, this is accomplished by closing 50% of the trade when the Break-Even point is reached, which is 5 pips by default. This means that if you get stopped out in the future you will have lost nothing. (optional)
- The trailing-stop starts operating after the break-even is performed.
- It trails the stop-loss until stopped out, letting profits run.