What is risk and reward ration, and why you should master the Act.
Risk/reward ratio, an estimated measure of th profit potential per amount risked. For example a trader might use a 1:4risk/reward ratio meaning that they are willing to risk $1 to mak $4. Risk and Reward ration potentially give you a hedge to have the best Money Management with huge profits returns with time with very low drawdow.
If you can truly maintain this, you will be making profits with reasonable little risk and it one of the best way to be a profitable trader as it allows you keep making profits at a better ration. First time I started managing funds 20 years ago under a firm, that was where all the emphasis of trading was focus on, once you master the Act, you are a proffesional trader.
LyudmilLukanov posted: It is essential to survive in the market. After all, it is a risky market.
Managing risk is the most significant yet ignored aspect in trading. I mean most of the traders don't have any risk management coverage. I don't risk more than 1 percent of my funds in one trade. If I start more than 1 trade my highest possible risk percentage is 2%.
I actually believe that risk reward ration is the cornerstone to successful trading. It is impossible to be 100% right all the time, but even if you are 50% right, your trading may bring you decent profits.
blackChelsea posted: I keep my risk reward ratio to 1:5. There is no harm for getting 1000 when keeping 200 on risk.
Thats the ideal i think between 1:3-1:5 but you have to have the mentality to deal with the losses as the is around a 55%-60% accuracy id say. What is yours like?
With a risk reward of 1:3 and a win rate of 55% you would be a excellent trader actually, and is very hard to reach. You can be very profitable with a RR of 1:1.5 and a win rate of 50% I think a lot of people have a completly wrong idea of what being profitable is. It is about being consistant in the long run. A high RR combined with a high win rate is almost impossible. And anybody who is promising these crazy high win rates with crazy high RR is probably bullshitting.
The importantce of risk/reward ration cannot be overrated. It is an open secret that it is impossible to be 100% right about the market, that is why you definetely need to hedge your risks by your profits. In this case even if only 50% of your deals are successful, you will still have profits. That is quite a simple concept but it always works.
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