you know what, I recently can open my own account (was trading for a firm prior), and now that its my money I realized I want to deposit as little as possible with my broker. Ive really changed my mind about this leverage thing. Is there any reason I cant, for example, trade a $2k account like its $10k and keep $8k in my savings account, earning a (very) little interest and adding to my forex account in the case of a drawdown that would leave me less than margin + stop for the next trade? Im thinking the only concern would be margin calls, but I generally risk 1-2%, trade around 5:1 and pyramid a little here and there on winners, where I might have to be careful if I get a runner I really like and pile on. Am I missing anything here? Maybe a better ratio of account size to trading capital size?