Risk:Reward Natzi’s can go choke themselves
Risk & Reward ratios are a load of old potatoes
Perhaps it is a crock of something smelly and brown
or maybe it is nonsense…
At leat most of the time
This ratio is to be ignored – I dont use it and I dont care for it most of the time
In fact the more you risk for smaller reward the higher the theoretical probability of success you will have
What would you rather have?
- A lower risk to reward?
- A higher probability of success?
I would rather have a high probability based outcome based on actual track record results than “ensure I have a good R:R ratio” like the text books say
Me: “Jeaves, pass me my retching bucket!”
On its own this ratio is useless and should be treated with the contempt it deserves
In fact – just ignore it completely because you will get more done without stressing over if your trade has a 1:5 or 1:3 risk to reward ratio
Because it is all theoretical based on mostly intangible guesstimates
I can also move the risk and reward sliders up and down to “get a figure I like” to appease the R:R Natzi’s
When you’re trading with real money in a real account come back to me and we can have a grown up conversation about it but until then keep those theoretic views to yourself
If you are making money consistently and seeing good results based on solid time tested research which has proven to be realistically attained with actual trading results then does it matter what the risk reward ratio is?
As someone who has been doing this for 22-yrs and made a living from it full time – maybe I do have a view that could be better than the theoretical armchair warriors out there – just sayin’
Hopefully you can get my playful tone here
Risk reward is but one very small facet – and as far as Im concerned irrelevant facet – to a successful trading strategy
Of course the real secret is a fine balance of risk reward AND probability which is what I focus on
That is all for now – End rant
Thats all folks
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