Risk Factors

The Risk Factor defines the size of the trades copied on your Slaves accounts when you link a Slave to a Master to copy trades. This can be set using different methodologies depending on your preferences.

You have the choice between multiple methods to manage the trade size of your Slaves:

Auto Risk: The Slave trade size is proportional to the Master trade size and proportional to the Master account size. This method allows you to be exposed with the same level of risk between the Master and the Slave proportionally to the account size.

Fixed Multiplier: The Slave trade size is simply a multiplier applied to the Master trade size no matter the Equity, Balance or Free Margin of both Slave and Master accounts.

Fixed Lot: The Slave trade size is fixed and is defined in advance for each trade no matter the Equity, Balance or Free Margin of both Slave and Master accounts.

Fixed Leverage: The Slave trade size is fixed and is defined function of a wished leverage that the trade has to have on the Slave account. The Slave lot size does not depend of the Master trade size in that case.

Setup

To start copy trades you must define at least one Risk Factor type and value to apply between your master and slave account. We offer different ways to define the risk factor.

Click here to learn more how to set up the risk factor in your cockpit: Account Settings

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Auto Risk

Auto Risk: The Slave trade size is proportional to the Master trade size and proportional to the Master account size. This method allows you to be exposed with the same level of risk between the Master and the Slave proportionally to the account size.

When using the “Auto Risk” method, the system will keep the same ratio of the trade size versus the account size between the Master and the Slave accounts.

Below the formula used to compute the slave order size:

auto risk formula

The “Account Size” can be defined using the equity, the balance or the free margin of both Slave and Master accounts.

The “Auto Risk” value could be any positive or negative value, the system will round up to the closest volume incremental step for the traded instrument. A negative value will reverse the order side.

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Fixed Multiplier

Fixed Multiplier: The Slave trade size is simply a multiplier applied to the Master trade size no matter the Equity, Balance or Free Margin of both Slave and Master accounts.

When using the “Fixed Multiplier” method, the system will multiply the master trade size by the defined value and place the corresponding order on the Slave account.

Below the formula used to compute the slave order size:

fixed multiplier formula

The “Fixed Multiplier” value could be any positive or negative value, the system will round up to the closest volume incremental step for the traded instrument. A negative value will reverse the order side.

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Fixed Lots

Fixed Lot: The Slave trade size is fixed and is defined in advance for each trade no matter the Equity, Balance or Free Margin of both Slave and Master accounts.

When using the “Fixed Lot” method, whatever the Master trade size is, each trade placed on the Slave account will use the defined value as the trade size, no matter the Equity, Balance or Free Margin of both Slave and Master accounts.

Below the formula used to compute the slave order size:

fixed lot formula

The “Fixed Lot” value could be any positive or negative value, the system will round up to the closest volume incremental step for the traded instrument. A negative value will reverse the order side.

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Fixed Leverage

Fixed Leverage: The Slave trade size is fixed and is defined function of a wished leverage that the trade has to have on the Slave account. The Slave lot size does not depend of the Master trade size in that case.

When using the “Fixed Leverage” method, the system will compute the order size to place on the Slave account defining the leverage that the new position has to have regarding the account size of the Slave account. The Slave trade size does not depend of the Master trade size or account size in that case.

Below the formula used to compute the slave order size:

fixed leverage formula

The “Account Size” can be defined using the equity, the balance or the free margin of both Slave and Master accounts.

The “Fixed Leverage” value could be any positive or negative value, the system will round up to the closest volume incremental step for the traded instrument. A negative value will reverse the order side.

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