Lets say that I have a 100K account and I want to risk 1% per trade... Lets say a setup arises whereby I can buy 1 contract and risk 1000$, or I can buy 2 contracts and risk the same 1000$...or I can buy 5 and risk the same $1000... Obviously stops are going to be 5 times closer on the 5 lot than on the 1 lot. How much more likely are you to be stopped out than on the 2 lot or the 1 lot? Seems to me that the most important thing of all is how well placed your stops are..? I guess I'm just wondering what's preferable... what has worked best for you...? Small positions and wider stops, or, larger positions and tighter stops?