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.
HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors.
Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, carefully consider your investment objectives, experience level, and risk tolerance.
You could lose some or all of your initial investment. Do not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. Educate yourself on the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial or tax advisor if you have any questions.
Any data and information is provided 'as is' solely for informational purposes, and is not intended for trading purposes or advice.
Past performance is not indicative of future results.