I currently have a $15000 account, I'm a student. Currently I risk less than 1%, about $15 per trade. If I risk 1% that's 150/trade. Which is still quite a lot to me because I'm still a student. The problem is that even though 1% is a good risk amount, I can't bear to lose $150. I am ok with $15 though, which is what I am currently risking per trade (0.15%). Even if I have a 1M account, i probably wont risk 1%/$1000, and not even $500, probably $100 max. Will this change when I start working? Ideally I'd like to risk 1%.