Either 2% or 1:2 risk ratio are fine
Is there any strategy or any method to set the risk reward ratio for a day trader like me?
Call it a strategy or not, there’s actually a simple formula that asks you to compare the amount you’re willing to risk on the trade to the prospective gain. Statistically speaking, if you’re planning to have a prospective profit of $600 as compared to a projected risk of $200, the risk reward ratio in this case would be 1:3. So, now if you place say 10 trades with a ratio of 1:3 and only made profit in 3, you would still make $400. A decent amount of profit despite being correct only 30% of the time.
The 1% rule can give you the leverage to withstand a long string of losses. However, before you plan on risking even 1% of your money, I’d suggest you to practice on the demo account. I did the same with my brokers Fxview and IB to have a better understanding of how the market works.