@eamen442 despite the above positive and negative comments, I’m gonna act like I didn’t read most of it.
Stay live. You do not need a demo account. The purpose of a demo account is to learn to navigate the MT4 platform. Once you have that down, micro trade the live account. If you overdue your lots, YOU… know what’s gonna happen.
I’ve read countless books that warn about the NFP, holding a trade open during a weekend and a host of other warnings. Today, I trade the NFP. i always hold a trade over the weekend under MY criteria.
I personally would never risk 5% on any initial trade, however I know traders who do. There are also countless ways of adding to a winning position with zero risk.
Always remember ill eagle is noting more than a sick bird. No broker is going to fund a teenager.
Hang in there. the bottom line here is YOU decide what happens. I strongly urge you to again… avoid anything negative. There are lots of naysayers out there.
Finally, my two biggest streaks BOTH came during a major holiday. I rarely use a TP.