The Problem of risk/win ratio & time risk !!! Hi traders, i am interested what do you think is the best realistic risk/win ratio per trade. Starting from 1 : 1 = risk 1 get 1. And whats the best time risk ??? that all independent of your success rate. risk/win ratio Whats the minimum 1 : 1 or 1 : 2 ? Whats the maximum 1 : 3 or 1 : 6 !!! Well, of course that depends of the strategy you trade, but 1 : 2 should be the minimum. For the maximum, you always should allow the market to give you the full potentional move. But what means that ? Never use a Exit Limit Order, just let the trade go until your Exit Situation appears or use a Exit Limit Order with for example risk/win ratio 1 : 3 and be happy. ??? Time risk !!! With time risk i mean the risk you take until you take out the risk (bring it to breakeven) with a trailingstop or with take profit of a part of your position. The question is, when to take out the risk. For both problems there isnt a perfect solution, you have to find a way that fits both problems. My solution !!! my minimum risk/win is 1 : 2 per trade and i allow it to get to a maximum of 1 : 6, depends of the market situation. That is allright for me. Of course there are situation i would be happy if i got out of my position earlierer, but thats the costs i have to pay. my time risk is my biggest problem, because the fucking market always moves in another way to fullfill its patterns. I just want a perfect clear straight move to certain level, so that i can take out my risk and not get stopped out after that. On the other hand, when the market moves in cycles (and i have took out the risk) i will get stopped out and after that the market goes on in my trade direction, but i am out and cant get in again, because the risk/win ratio would be to bad. I know the only way is to decide for one strategy and accept the costs i have to pay with the possible profits i could have made with an other Exit Strategy. Just choose the best average strategy and be happy about that. What do you think ??? What are your ideas ??? Thanks and good trading.