Risk:Reward question

Mr Fox

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I have noticed that I miss some trades, and examining this issue closely I have noticed that in the past I have not took these trades either, so I thought I would ask people on this thread their opinions.

Lets say you see a trade, and once appropriate due diligence is followed and all rules of your methodology are met the trade has a potential 1:1, and you risk 1% of your acc. on all trades.
Would you still take the trade if the risk:reward was 3pips risked for 3 pips gained, and still apply a 1% account allocation on such trades(assuming slippage, and spread are already taken into consideration).

I look forward to your response chaps.

Best
John
 

Shakone

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Lots of reasons. But I'll give one.

The market can gap a large number of pips even intraday. Many multiples of 3. Easily. That's months of work gone in an instant.
 

Mr Fox

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Lots of reasons. But I'll give one.

The market can gap a large number of pips even intraday. Many multiples of 3. Easily. That's months of work gone in an instant.

Thanks for your reply.

P.S. what would be your minimum pips you would feel safe for a 1:1.

Best
John
 

Shakone

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I thought you had been taught a great system by a Bank of England trader?

Anyway, you're starting off on the wrong foot imo.
the trade has a potential 1:1

How do you know that? Are you so skilled in market understanding that you can know exactly how far the move can go? If you don't know how far it could go, what does that tell you that you should do, and what do you know?
 

Trader333

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Protection of trading capital through risk management is the number one requirement when trading. There is no set number of pips that is safe and a more important question for you is what is the market volatility for the timeframe you are trading. Position size should then be calculated relative to this and that applies even if you considered yourself able to predict the market direction.
 

Mr Fox

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I thought you had been taught a great system by a Bank of England trader?

Anyway, you're starting off on the wrong foot imo.


How do you know that? Are you so skilled in market understanding that you can know exactly how far the move can go? If you don't know how far it could go, what does that tell you that you should do, and what do you know?

I thought it would be easier to ask here, rather than e mail him.

Yes I must admit I am assuming in the question posted, the same way you assumed, you'd wipe out a months gains.
:LOL:

Now if you can answer my question I'd be much obliged.

Best
John.
 

Shakone

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I thought it would be easier to ask here, rather than e mail him.

Yes I must admit I am assuming in the question posted, the same way you assumed, you'd wipe out a months gains.
:LOL:

Now if you can answer my question I'd be much obliged.

Best
John.

I didn't assume I proposed that it 'can' happen.

There isn't an amount of pips that I'd feel happy with a 1:1 risk reward ratio, without other info that you haven't provided. The question doesn't make sense to me. Besides, I don't really believe in these sort of risk:reward ratios.
 

Mr Fox

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I didn't assume I proposed that it 'can' happen.

There isn't an amount of pips that I'd feel happy with a 1:1 risk reward ratio, without other info that you haven't provided. The question doesn't make sense to me. Besides, I don't really believe in these sort of risk:reward ratios.

My good man it is just a simple question I ask, and I can not fathom for the life of me why it doesn't make sense to you.

You state that you would not be happy risking 3 pips for a 3 pip gain, so let me ask you, how do you define how many pips you risk on a trade(afterall pips have to be risked, yes :LOL: ) if don't really believe in these sort of risk:reward ratios.

I ask as I may learn something new(that is me assuming you know what your talking about).

Best
John
 

Shakone

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I already answered your question.

Won't be answering any more today, you remind me too much of someone who was banned. :whistling
 

Mr Fox

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I already answered your question.

Won't be answering any more today, you remind me too much of someone who was banned. :whistling

You have not answered my question, but just decided to cast an aspersions, and run away, so I ask you AGAIN

You state that you would not be happy risking 3 pips for a 3 pip gain, so let me ask you, how do you define how many pips you risk on a trade(afterall pips have to be risked, yes ) if you don't really believe in these sort of risk:reward ratios as you state.

P.S. Why are you finding it hard to answer a question which you use daily to trade. I really don't understand.

I assure you I won't mock your approach however nonsensical it may be.

Best
John.
 

Mr Fox

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See. It has been answered.

Now you're just being a pedantic idiot aren't you.
:rolleyes:

How about I ask "once your entry criteria has been met on a trade, how do you go about working out how many pips you will risk on a trade".
 

BeginnerJoe

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How about I ask "once your entry criteria has been met on a trade, how do you go about working out how many pips you will risk on a trade".

I'd risk infinite amount so long as my reason for entering the trade remains valid. Other times I'd stay in the trade out of spite of not letting the other side win. It would be incorrect to assume the market is a one way street.

Real trading is a game of skirmishes. Placing your bet casino style is gambling.
 
 
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