So as you all know, I'm that one of 'those' that hopes to trade fulltime in the not too distant future. My strategy revolves around gap ups / downs, and no trades before 9:50 (4th 5 min candle) unless a rare circumstance arises. My trades usually last no more than 20 mins. If it lasts more than 20, I'm riding an uptrend. Each position thus far is either $20k, or 1000 shares (for stocks under $20). This position sizing method is not set in stone as I'm still deciding on the best way to size my trades. But thus far, we're going with $20k positions. PROFIT Target: $200. Soon as price its $200 profit target, I sell 1/2 and let the winner ride. Stop loss: $200 or when 20 mins has elapsed and I'm down between 0-$200. POTENTIAL PROBLEM: My average winner is btwn $225-$275. This means my risk / reward ratio is not 2:1 or 3:1. Are these horrible rules ? Maybe, but its a work in progress and I'm absolutely open to ideas. If you guys need more info regarding my strategy, I'll be more than willing to divulge, I just need some help. Will this risk to reward ratio guarantee me a losing trader ? I've been tracking it the entire month of October and November thus far, and on average it yields me 25 entries per day. I won't catch every entry, but I'm assuming 15-25 I will catch at least. I've never had more losers than winners, and the average is about 14 - 9 - 1 , 1 being $0 loss. Help ? suggestions ?