# What should be the risk percentage?

Jan 12, 2021 at 12:41
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Členem od Jul 19, 2020   298 příspěvků
Jan 12, 2021 at 12:41
Actually risk percentage depends on many factors. How much you can tolerate is a factor. It also associated with your winning ratio. A trading strategy is a combination of all factors according to your skills, capital, risk tolerance power. You have to make a system so that you can survive in the market and make profit.
Členem od Apr 09, 2019   538 příspěvků
Jan 12, 2021 at 14:24
Agreed but that being said a rule of thumb for beginners is 1-2% regardless of RR per trade. How many trades are placed at once is another question. Personally no more than 3 at a time
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Členem od Jul 19, 2020   788 příspěvků
Jan 12, 2021 at 14:31
I don't think you should risk more than 2% for a trade. If you risk more than 2%, it will never be under the management of money management.
Členem od Apr 01, 2020   231 příspěvků
Jan 13, 2021 at 02:07
I don't think you should risk more than 2% for a trade. If you risk more than 2%, it will never be under the management of money management.
Yes, exactly the advice which I was also thinking of. We should not adopt the risk over 2% to keep our trade safe.
Členem od Oct 19, 2019   38 příspěvků
Jan 13, 2021 at 07:16
It actually depends on a trader's risk tolerance, Different with everyone. Hard to standardize.
Členem od Dec 21, 2020   15 příspěvků
Jan 21, 2021 at 11:35
I agree with you. I never risk more than 1-2% to be on the safer side in my trades.
Členem od Jul 20, 2020   399 příspěvků
Jan 21, 2021 at 14:57
1% risk max.
Členem od Jan 13, 2021   29 příspěvků
Jan 21, 2021 at 19:43
Personally I give myself 2% risk
Členem od Jan 21, 2021   48 příspěvků
Jan 28, 2021 at 09:44
The risk-reward ratio measures how much your potential profit is, for every dollar you risk.
If you have a risk-reward ratio of 1:3, it means you’re risking \$1 to make \$3.
Členem od Nov 08, 2019   26 příspěvků
Jan 29, 2021 at 07:35
Either 2% or 1:2 risk ratio are fine
Členem od Jul 23, 2020   869 příspěvků
Jan 29, 2021 at 09:08
Traders should not take more than 5% risk per trade. That’s why traders can survive in the market long.
Členem od May 10, 2019   27 příspěvků
Nov 09, 2021 at 14:57
Actually, every trader decides by himself, what risk percentage to set. The genral rules sound like never open a position with more than 2-3% from your total deposit. However, traders don't often comply with this rule. Every trader wants to get as much money as he can, so he decides to open a position with 10-20% or the whole amount of deposit. It's prohibited, in case you want to build long-lasting trading career. Nevertheless, there are some traders who can open position with a half or the full of the deposit, but they're professionals and often they know what to do.
Členem od Aug 05, 2021   401 příspěvků
Nov 16, 2021 at 16:58
Really does depend on your own risk tolerance. Personally I only risk 1-2% on a single trade. Maybe 3% if it's something I'm extremely confident about.
Členem od Jul 20, 2020   399 příspěvků
Nov 17, 2021 at 08:22
1-3% is ideal as according to probabilities in 10000 trades you will have a run of 13 straight losers. Now that may seem like a lot of trades but if you're in this for the long haul you'll hit that and also there is no way to determine when they will come so could come at the beginning of your career
Členem od Feb 08, 2019   213 příspěvků
Nov 17, 2021 at 18:33
3% absolute max
Členem od Nov 03, 2021   53 příspěvků
Nov 30, 2021 at 04:29
To be able to manage the risk properly, maximum loss allowable per trade should be no more than 3%. Some traders also believe that 5% is a good percentage to risk but I don’t think it’s wise to go with this percentage. Traders often forget that risk to reward is to predict the expected returns and mitigating the losses and not for increasing the risk potential.
Členem od Oct 17, 2018   103 příspěvků
Nov 30, 2021 at 18:39
I work on the rule that I never risk more than 3% of my account in any one trade. Following this has helped me keep my losses low.
Členem od Sep 29, 2020   11 příspěvků
Dec 08, 2021 at 08:40
Well, I believe that risk percentage varies in dependance on your personal goals. If you want to make fast money (however it's impossible lol) you can risk up to 30% of your initial deposit. Rememebr that the more risks you take on yourself, the more potential losses you can have. Of course, nobody assures you that you will lose money, but there is a risk to lose everything and nobody is protected from this.
It would be better to comply with traditional risk management practice, never open a position with a sum which you're not ready to lose. If you ready to lose 5\$, then open a position with this sum.
Členem od Jul 20, 2020   399 příspěvků
Dec 08, 2021 at 13:19
ElsN55 posted:
Well, I believe that risk percentage varies in dependance on your personal goals. If you want to make fast money (however it's impossible lol) you can risk up to 30% of your initial deposit. Rememebr that the more risks you take on yourself, the more potential losses you can have. Of course, nobody assures you that you will lose money, but there is a risk to lose everything and nobody is protected from this.
It would be better to comply with traditional risk management practice, never open a position with a sum which you're not ready to lose. If you ready to lose 5\$, then open a position with this sum.

30% risk is insane. Thats basically 3 trades and your account is bust. Not sustainable. You arent giving the law of probabilities to work out even if you have a solid edge there is a strong possibility you will lose 3 in a row and youre account will be gone and wont be able to recover
Členem od Dec 29, 2019   21 příspěvků
Jan 14, 2022 at 14:55
Everything depends on your personal tradits and goals in trading activity, for example, if you prefer risk-free trading and you would better appeal to the conservative mehtods of trading, then of course, you can open position with risk/reward ratio like 1:3. It's the best option for those ones who want to stay in trading for a very long time. However, if you understand that you don't wnat to turn trading activity into a monotonous one, then you have to edit this risk ratio, basing on how you perceive taking risks. I believe that the most crazy ratio is 0.5:3. It's cool, but it brings plenty of risks, as well as 4:8 for example.