E XAUUSD Daily Pip Range - One Of The Most Volatile Pairs

While XAUUSD is being volatile, there are some some benefits to trading the pair, but also danger because volatile pairs can easily change direction and activate stop loss.

If you put your stop loss too close it can happen that you end up with loss on your account. To avoid that problem it is good to put stop loss large enough in terms of pips, but maintaining the loss percentage acceptable to trading strategy.

That means, if you have stop loss set to 1% of your total account balance then you should adjust lot size accordingly. Making your account balance protected from large losses is one of the main aspects of good money management.

By adjusting lot size you can change the number of pips of each trade so it fits for the daily average. That means you can put stop loss with more pips, which will let the price have a wide pip range without activating stop loss on your trade.


What I'd like you to remember from this article is that XAUUSD is one of the most volatile pairs. Daily average pip range shows that you can have large pip movements and that you can be sure that pair will not be slow where you need to wait to find the opposite trader to make a transaction.

If you are a beginner in Forex trading what is good to know is that you should be very careful when trading XAUUSD. If you do not know how to set stop loss and lot size to protect your account, you should avoid this pair. It is better to use less volatile pairs like EURUSD or AUDUSD.

If you are an experienced trader then trading XAUUSD can be very profitable by trading it on a daily basis.

Anyway, as a last note I would like to say that each trader should know that trading with patience and discipline will lead you to success.

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William K. 2 months ago Member's comment

Trading in gold and currency is clearly not for everybody. And this article explains a lot, so thanks a whole lot for the education.

Frano Grgic 2 months ago Author's comment

You are welcome.

This pair is really fast and very often peolle enter into trade expecting to gain quick and large profit where they end losing a lot.