Making big money in Forex is possible
using high leverage, but if that same amount of target profit doesn't
look good on the risk side then you can't afford that gain. For instance, if
you can stomach a $200 loss then a $500 profit should be within range considering
that there is always a possibility that prices would reverse. The psychology
behind this is the risk capital. Risk capital is the amount of money you can
lose without affecting your lifestyle.
If a $2,000 loss doesn't really affect you to target a $5,000 gain, that is because you have more money to spare say, $100,000 and that capital is outside your daily and future living expenses. But having only $10,000 capital aspiring a $5,000 gain within a narrow price range is insane because the risk involved is too much.