Trading Capital Definition – What is Trading Capital? | CFI VU

trading capital

Trading capital refers to the funds a trader has available for them to buy and sell various assets on the global financial markets. Without trading capital, it is not possible to be a trader.


Many brokers, including CFI, allow you to start trading with no minimum deposit.


A trader should never deposit more money to their trading account than they would be willing to lose.


The 1% rule is a rule of thumb which many successful traders follow. This rule advises that you should never put more than 1% of your trading capital into a single trade position. Say, for example, you have $1000 capital in your account: you should not put more than 1%, or $10, in your position in any given asset you are trading. If your trading account balance is less than $100,000, the 1% rule is a good guideline, though some traders with large balances can afford to go up to 2%.


Remember: as your account balance dwindles, so does your position in the market. So, the best way to keep losses at bay is to stick with a risk below 2% so that you do not lose a huge amount of your trading account on one or two trading deals that go badly.


The expected return is the amount you expect to gain if all goes well, as well as the amount you expect to lose if the trade turns against you.


Calculating your possible loss or gain from a trading deal is an important technique. It helps you to rationalize your trade by forcing you to think through them carefully and enables you to compare different trades systematically and select the ones with high profitability potential.


Key takeaways:

  • Trading capital refers to the funds a trader has available for them to buy and sell various assets on the global financial markets.
  • Never put more than 1% of your trading capital into a single trade position.
  • If you would be unable to cope with the potential loss, do not take the risk.
CFI Financial Group is an award winning global financial markets provider with over 23 years of experience and regulated entities in several jurisdictions, focused on offering impeccable execution and trading conditions including very low spreads, professional services, dedicated support and powerful tools.
Credit Financier Invest Limited has regulated subsidiaries in
London • Larnaca • Beirut • Amman • Dubai • Port Louis
Credit Financier Invest Limited
Govant Building , BP 1276
Port Vila Vanuatu

Important Disclaimer:

We would like to remind that while we endeavour to provide best possible services, Credit Financier Invest Limited provides execution only services and any information, reports, opinions, commentary or other materials he receives from CFI directly or from its employees or through any analytical tools provided to him or third party research provided to him from the Company shall not be deemed as investment advice and it cannot be relied upon to make investment decisions. The Client commits to make his own research and from external sources as well to make any investment. The Client accepts that CFI will not accept liability for any loss or damage, including without limitation to, any loss of profit, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on such information. The contents of any report provided should not be construed as an express or implied promise, as a guarantee or implication that clients will profit from the strategies herein, or as a guarantee that losses in connection therewith can, or will be limited.

Forex and CFDs are leveraged products that incur a high level of risk and a small adverse market movement may expose the client to lose the entire invested capital. The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading in CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss in excess of your deposited funds even if a stop loss is used and therefore, you should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose and be aware of trading risks. Credit Financier Invest Limited provides general information that does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. The content of this website must not be interpreted as personal advice. Please ensure that you understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary.

The Best Online Financial Trading Services, Middle East, 2020
Entrepreneur Magazine

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.