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Mohammadi
Oct 17 2019 at 05:53
886 posts
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.
vontogr (togr)
Oct 17 2019 at 11:05
4862 posts
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...
Andy Peters (Jumo)
Oct 18 2019 at 12:14
23 posts
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
Oct 26 2019 at 16:04
994 posts
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
Nov 06 2019 at 07:55
38 posts
Yeah that’s true! Sticking to a particular percentage risk only is not realistic. It has to be adjusted as per situations.
vontogr (togr)
Nov 06 2019 at 11:17
4862 posts
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
Jignesh (JDavda)
Nov 06 2019 at 13:23
8 posts
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
Jan 19 2020 at 15:25
364 posts
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
Jan 19 2020 at 20:59
288 posts
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
Marketmultitool
Jan 19 2020 at 21:17
69 posts
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.
Strength and honor.
peter_fx
Jan 20 2020 at 12:05
21 posts
The amount of risk mentioned here, that is 1%, is good enough. But I don’t think its feasible enough to stick to one risk level while trading forex. The markets keep moving and so we have to adjust ourselves accordingly, only then can we have good profits here.
Marketmultitool
Jan 20 2020 at 12:49
69 posts
If your adjusting your stop your entry point was probably wrong to begin with and no real strength behind the move which you can normally see within the first 10 mins of a move ,one has to refine entry points on signals otherwise a trailing stop is recommended if you miss the initial move 20% trailing stop seems to have the best returns for Stocks ,fX depending on the pair and its Vol.
Strength and honor.
EmilioV
Jan 20 2020 at 14:30
11 posts
1 -2 % risk is optimum for me. Any more than that and you can have massive draw downs during bad periods
Marketmultitool
Jan 20 2020 at 15:13
69 posts

Wins and losses usually clump together, One large loss effects your emotional state a lot more, which can lead to revenge trading, traders tend to hold losses a lot longer than winning trades which is opposite of what professionals do, it takes time to form the right habits over time it's all practice and sticking to your plan.
Strength and honor.
Flong
Jan 25 2020 at 17:52
15 posts
Everywhere it seems where people do discuss that percent it's really about that anyway for many many times of it. I do hope it will make it better totally and completely. How we can prolong with that? I do not want to hear some more news about other %.
Treeny
Jan 26 2020 at 18:37
213 posts
jaredtaylor
Jan 30 2020 at 10:34
50 posts
I also agree with you all that 1% risk is fair enough. Risk is inevitable.
Marketmultitool
Jan 30 2020 at 11:07
69 posts
Some use a mental stop loss but you need to be disciplined and sometimes spikes turn into major selloffs unless your really confident of the outcome.
Strength and honor.
Antero (Antero36735354)
Feb 14 2020 at 10:32
14 posts
With such a small risk, the income will be correspondingly small.
Oliver3634
Feb 14 2020 at 10:48
12 posts
Antero36735354 posted:
With such a small risk, the income will be correspondingly small.
I also think that the lower the risk, the lower the profit.

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