The percentage of the account matters, and it is wholly dependent on what you trade. It cannot be a catch-all. If you have $10,000 in your account, and risk .2% of $10K per trade on an single contract on the NQ, you have a stop of $20. That is 4 ticks on one contract. If you enter the NQ at point A, with a stop of 4 ticks, you will be stopped out every time. This is a 100% losing scenario. If you have $1,000,000 in your account, and you risk .2% of $1 million per trade on a single contract on the NQ, you have a stop of $2,000, that is 100 ticks on one contract. If you enter the NQ at point A, with a stop of 100 ticks, you might have a chance to not be stopped out. This may not be a losing scenario. Truthfully, and realistically, you cannot have stops that tight. You will be stopped out more than you will be reaching your target in most wide-ranging markets. It makes no sense to go for your "micro-targets" based on percentages. .2% is trying to trade in the noise. 1-2% is trying to trade outside of it. You just need to find your comfort zone. If YOUR comfort zone is .2%, then why don't YOU try it, and get back to us with the results? Why is this a mental exercise? Go on and DO IT!