Major spikes took my money


I practice traded for a couple of months and was consistently making money. I was tripling my investment every month. When I went live, and had money in the game, the price stared to spike (normally in the middle of the night). The spike was so fast that it was over before the stop loss could be activated.
Basically the price went so low that I could not cover the difference and my money disappeared. The price immediately returned to the previous number, and had the spike not happened I would still have been in a favorable position. This happened three times over the course of a few days. I wonder if this has happened to anyone else. I had not seen this type of price activity in the entire time I was practicing. Is it possible that the broker could cause the price to make a large swing in a short period of time by some means?


Banned for uncivilized conduct
Are you telling us your trading drama story or is it one of Hitchcock unknown versions?:D

Spikes or widen spreads at night time are not abnormal to see in most brokers especially if that was accompanied with some news at that time.

What is your broker name? We might better advice you looking at your broker history(if any scam finding in FPA)


Initial price and max/min price of the spike would also be very helpful information.


Sergeant Major
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