Considering that you need to use MM and RR to calculate what size you are will to trade based on the SL etc…

the problem I am finding is that the trade might go the way i thought but it just doesn’t go anywhere near my TP expectations… This means that if I expected a RR of 3:1 I will have based my lot size and whole trade on this RR.

This then means that where I may have “devalued” the Pip value by giving myself a bigger SL the “X” pips I gained were worth very little because the trade fell short by a long way.

I.E

Expecting a 3:1 may have meant a pip is worth £1 by taking a mini lot.
If I get 10 pips instead of the 90 expected my profit is wrong based on my judgements before I entered.
My RR was then for example 1:3 which is pretty bad , worse than 1:1…

My question is… Is this normal? Is profit good no matter what? if my expectation wern’t met and my RR was actually pretty crap in the end? Is this just an experience thing. Over time I will begin to get the RR come true to my expectations…

If you are basing your position size on the % of your account at risk for a given trade, only the risk side of the R:R ratio matters. The reward side isn’t a factor.

Also, I see no reference to win %. R:R is a meaningless metric if you don’t know you win %.

if you have less than 1:1 R:R, then the % of winning trade must be high, if the R:R is 1:2 and you win 66% of your trades then you will end up at BE by the long run.