Been trading for a long time. Many will tell only way to be profitable is to at least have target/ stop loss ratio at 2x or above with target being at least twice the stop. I disagree. Have live traded, tested to the nth degree, rehashed, reworked etc..... for 10 years. My conclusion wide stops and tight targets work perfectly fine. I run a stop 2x wide as my target with the trend and consistently get great results. Every market, and every strategy is different but this works for me. It is also a myth that only way to make money in market is let your winners run. You can make it that way but your profitability will depend on a few trades where as defined targets spread out your profits among many trades. If you happen to miss those few trades where there were runners your blown.