Only issue I have with leverage trading is that it is hardly different than gambling. Unless you are acting upon golden private information, sooner or later you get busted. I mean, short-term volatility is seemingly random, and it's no different than saying martingale strategy works. It works until it doesn't. Gain is often linear, and loss is exponential. Luckily for OP, there is no harm in losing $50. If suddenly everybody trades, and everybody wins, we are in a bubble, and plan your exit accordingly.