Somebody enlighten me please, as we all know one should use a 3:1 profit to loss ratio to make it in this busies. I'm trying to achieve at least 2:1 ratio, but even this I find extremely hard to do trading index futures, specifically ER2. I'm daytrading on 1 and 2 min charts in the direction of the trend and ER2 has a very efficient way of upswinging for realistic 1 point profit, maybe little more and then retracing, the retracement provides nice entry for another trade. But using a stoploss less than 1 pt makes it impossible to trade as it will kick out traders most of the time and so this makes it for a ratio of about 1:1 which pretty much sucks, unless you are 70% trader, at my best days that's what I'm but at my worst it's a painful proposition. Scailing in or aout of 3 lot does not help much. Maybe some successful trader here can give me some tips on the stops for ER2 or futures in general since similar scenario would apply to YM and NQ. Below is a chart of some trades today, 2 good ones for a profit of about 1 pt each, and 3 bad trades.