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Mohammadi

Member Since Aug 11, 2017  668 posts Mohammadi Oct 17 2019 at 05:53
1% risk is more appropriate to avoid unfortunate losses , but honestly speaking its really difficult to keep same percentage when trading in practical , risk is much volatile and no way to control it completely.

togr

Member Since Feb 22, 2011  4588 posts vontogr (togr) Oct 17 2019 at 11:05
There is of course the way to control risk exactly. It is matter of proper calculation.
The thing is if you risk just 1% of your account what would be your profit.
Or even loss if your 1% risk is hit often...

I like what I trade, I trade what I like
Jumo

Member Since Jul 24, 2019  23 posts Andy Peters (Jumo) Oct 18 2019 at 12:14
A 1% risk is an unattainable dream, because if you reduce the lot size, there will be little profitability, and if you reduce the stop loss, then it is possible to catch a false movement against your analysis.

Adribaasmet

Member Since Aug 27, 2017  765 posts Adribaasmet Oct 26 2019 at 16:04
Mohammadi posted:
1% risk is more appropriate to avoid unfortunate losses , but honestly speaking its really difficult to keep same percentage when trading in practical , risk is much volatile and no way to control it completely.

It’s a decent %; although I am doing my live trading with 2% risk reward ratio! But sometimes, I am also using the 1%.

richard2

Member Since Oct 19, 2019  16 posts richard2 Nov 06 2019 at 07:55
Yeah that’s true! Sticking to a particular percentage risk only is not realistic. It has to be adjusted as per situations.

togr

Member Since Feb 22, 2011  4588 posts vontogr (togr) Nov 06 2019 at 11:17
Jumo posted:
A 1% risk is an unattainable dream, because if you reduce the lot size, there will be little profitability, and if you reduce the stop loss, then it is possible to catch a false movement against your analysis.

I would say so

I like what I trade, I trade what I like
JDavda

Member Since Jun 18, 2013  8 posts Jignesh (JDavda) Nov 06 2019 at 13:23
I think the risk parameters should not be set by a hard percentage point. I've heard this many times over the years, 'don't risk more than 2%'. But realistically speaking, I think it's best to take into account the trading style. For example, if a trader only takes 5 trades a year, then 2% does seem appropriate.

What about a trader that does 5 trades a day? or 10 trades a day? What if a trader went 0 for 10 on the day while risking 2% per trade? it doesn't quite make sense.

Also, some traders have a good risk to reward ratio but perhaps not so good of a win to loss ratio. In each case I think the percentage being risked needs to be adjusted to suit the strategy.

Just my opinion, but I don't believe in the 'one size fits all' view when it comes to percentage risked.

If you don't stay humble, the market will make you humble
Roberto21

Member Since May 02, 2019  189 posts Roberto21 Jan 19 at 15:25
controlling risk particularly when market moves at random is a great skill , in spite of having this ability sometimes you will not avoid unfortunate losses. its a real character in this stock.

momo3HC

Member Since Oct 20, 2018  90 posts momo3HC Jan 19 at 20:59
Mohammadi posted:
1% risk is more appropriate to avoid unfortunate losses , but honestly speaking its really difficult to keep same percentage when trading in practical , risk is much volatile and no way to control it completely.

1% is fair enough yeah

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Marketmultitool

Member Since Dec 19, 2019  61 posts Marketmultitool Jan 19 at 21:17
It's possible to use a range 0.75 to 2% on most trades with eur/usd and eur/Gbp having lots of small losses doesn't really matter if your method is to let a trade run on longer time frame, everyone has a different method and has to find what there comfortable with.

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