Hey pals, Can i use a 1:1 risk to reward and be profitable in trading? opinions please…
That depends on a number of factors. In theory, your win rate should be higher with 1:1 as long as you’re following your strategy consistently for each trade.
However, to be profitable you will need better than a 50% win rate, whereas you can be profitable with a significantly lower win rate using a 1:2 or 1:3 R:R.
I wouldn’t get too hung up on R:R though because it’s mostly beyond our control, so you just take what you can get.
Thanks for your idea, so you don’t rely on the risk to reward stuff yeah??
Risk to Reward is the biggest load of BS
You must certainly define your risk but unless you have a crystal ball you can’t define your reward. We must let winners run, preferably adding to winners.
Thanks for ur idea…
How do you know when to take profit?
Hey, what risk/reward do you use on trades?
I use MAs, a bit like MACD.
The 8EMA converging into the 20SMA and when the 8EMA is crossed by the candle can be a good time to close . I only day trade trends but this would work on any timeframe. You could use MACD histogram or Keltner Channel.
The 8EMA is a very strong dynamic s/r in trending markets
I stay well clear of ranging markets, but having said that, a range on a higher timeframe can produce micro trends on a lower timeframe e.g. 5min range sometimes little trends on 1min.
It’s more important to find a price movement area where you can place your T/P. Support and resistance zone is a favourite of mine. I always place it at a price point before where losing traders would close their trades or get stopped out. Aim to place a S/L where there is breathing space in case of a small retracement price action move before the trade (hopefully) continues the trend towards your T/P.
Yeah this one I use. Ok ok makes sense now. Better to use MAs than set R:R which doesn’t go by anything except something you arbitrarily set.
Yeah the Keltner Channel is good but a lot of traders only use it for range trading. I take it that you use it like I do, as a momentum indicator for trend strength, when candles are outside of the channel.
I know you use higher timeframes, so perhaps you have fiddled with the setting?
I only trade 5mins and 1min with a setting of 20 and a multiplier of 1, do you use a different setting on higher timeframes?
I use 20/2! Although yes, I do use it only for range trading
Wow - range trading, too hard for me! If the 5min candles are in the Keltner Channel I go back to bed
Can’t keep up with you Mr Adrenaline Junkie!