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  4. NYC Meetup Feb 21 1 2 3 4

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  6. Seattle Meetup on January 18th, 2020 1 2 3

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  8. Tampa, FL Meetup 1 2 3

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    • Yes  @peterB. I do agree. Honnestly, I don't care about the profit target. The rules are clear. I just want to learn and improve. The starting point was that 1% risk / trade commonly seemed to be an acceptable ratio in the real life. As I'm growing, I'm more willing to take less and less risk, even in my real trades. Currently, I'm thinking about 0.5 to .8% / trade. And here at PCT, I was thinking even lower, around 0.3% ($300) just to be able to make a lot of errors and progress. Now, the Buying Power comes in to play in PCT and I didn't see it (That is the reason of my question). In IB, I currently have around  a 6X buying power. It never restricted me to have 2 or 3, 1% risk trades on at the same time, so I didn't think of this detail anymore.  
    • just lower your risk and you are gonna be fine with 100k BP you have 2 months to reach the profit target
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