All things finance confuse the hell out of me. It's the chart reading as an exercise that has drawn me in, combined, obviously, with the prospect of (someday) quitting my day job.
That said, I don't get how one limits exposure of one's bank balance without going to super-low leverage. The above answer almost clarifies it for me, though not quite (my fault, not yours). Am I limiting exposure to my balance by setting specific stop losses which--when multiplied by my leverage--will ensure no more than, say, 2% of my account is at risk? Forgive my rank stupidity, as I was dropped on my head a lot as a child (one supposes). Thanks.