One area of trading which can get overlooked is how a trader intends to balance their win rate with their reward to risk profile. It’s a classic trade off situation where the higher the win rate, the lower reward to risk profile you’ll have and vice versa. Win rate is quite self explanatory, however reward to risk profile is something you might not yet fully grasp. Simply if we risk 1 dollar to make a dollar our reward to risk profile would be 1:1 or 1R. If we instead wanted to risk 1 dollar to make 2 dollars our profile would be 2:1 or 2R. As we move from 1R to 2R we would expect our win rate to fall. This can be shown visually by the graph below which demonstrates a trader’s return(R) based on 100 trades. To give an example of how to read the table above, a trader who has a 50% win rate and risks a dollar to make a dollar (1R) will make 0...Read Now
Ye of little faith! Building trust in the technicals “Stock market bubbles don’t grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.” ~George Soros I recently read a series of comments that previously overweight people had written about how their lives were different after they had lost a large amount of weight. The comment in particular that caught my eye was, “I wasn’t fat because I was lazy, I was lazy because I was fat.” This person found that they had more energy as they lost weight. On the journey to becoming a better trader, we can accidentally do things back to front. For example, although we are learning technical analysis, we can obsess about fundamental analysis too much. This leads to us allowing our feelings about the fundamental analysis to interfere with the charts and, in turn, trading decisions around the technical analysis. This then can lead to inconsistent results which causes us to lose faith in technical...Read Now
Watch this week’s market commentary videos where the Trade With Precision team provide a market outlook for the week ahead. The analysis of the currency markets focuses on the ICE U.S. Dollar Index® futures contract (DX) and the emerging market equities analysis focuses on the Mini MSCI Emerging Markets Index futures contract (MME). . Currency Market Commentary: MSCI Emerging Markets Commentary: Click here to register for one of the many free live trading webinars that Trade With Precision offers. Regards, The TWP Team www.tradewithprecision.com Follow Trade With Precision...Read Now
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