Not knowing what platform you’re using or if you change your lot size as your balance grows, but if it’s Mt4, then perhaps try changing the profit column in the trade window from “dollars” to “pips”.
Whenever I hit a “milestone” in my account balance, I increase the lot size so I still only have to reach x amount of pips, but if I watch the dollar value when it’s only a few pips of loss, it seems huge and it does create a fear factor :eek:
When one starts with a low amount like $1k, then it takes longer to build your balance up when a pip is worth, for example, $1.00. Then when you increase the lots, a pip’s movement value increases too, so if you’re now using 1 lots vs .1 or .5, suddenly $10 per pip really makes 5 or 10 pip losses become $50 - $100… vs $5 - $10 one was used to for so long.
So now I only see the actual profit/loss after I close the trade so I can focus on getting the pips.
Anyways, maybe not your situation but it’s one that I’m dealing with right now.