Learn why using a 2:1 Risk to Reward Ratio can increase profits

This article about the risk to reward ratio has a table and forex video so don’t miss those below. The risk to reward ratio forex is one of the great principals in trading that can greatly increase profits.The reason that this will increase your profits is that your winners are much bigger than your losers and over time that will add up to much bigger profits. If you have the discipline to increase your average win on each trade then it will take that much more trades that you can lose to get back to break even.

One important statistic that I think each trader should calculate is the average win and the average loss. It is also important to keep trade of your actual trading win percentage. To determine the average winning trade all you have to do is To calculate the average of 5 trades take the five trades 80, 95, 100, 77, 90, and add the 5 scores. The total of the five trades total is 442. Then calculate the average of the 5 trades by taking the total of 442 and dividing that number by five giving you an average winning trade of 88.4. To calculate losing trades do the exact same thing. This is an important stat to look at because if you can see that your losers are bigger than your winners you know you have a problem and need to make some adjustments.

Look at the table below to see how the winning trades keep stacking pips in your favor. This is based on if you keep your stop loss the same at 25 pips on each trade.

Trade Stop Loss 25 Pips on each trade

Trades to Break Even

Total Pip Count

Trade won +50 pips Now you have 2 losers to break even +50 50
Trade won +125 pips Now you can have 6 losers to break even + 175 225
Trade lost -25 Now you still have 5 losers to get back to break even 200
Trade lost -25 Now you still have 4 losers to get back to break even 175
Trade lost -25 Now you still have 3 losers to get back to break even 150
Trade won +350 pips Now you have 9 losers to get back to break even 500
Winning % = 50%

Check out this forex youtube tutorial about the risk to reward ratio to increase profit.

Here is a great article that I recommend you read about money management right now.

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  • Thanks Phil

  • Gary,

    Thanks for the comment, I agree risk to reward is not everything. But can you expand on what you mean by having a narrow view?

  • I will have to take a look at it to make sure my math is correct.

  • aziz

    how come 1:8 R/R brings 350 pips when your risk is 25 pips?

  • You make it look so easy, Casey! Winners Edge Trading one of the best! Thank you. L