# Risk Reward Ratio

## Calculated Risk

A calculated risk is taken when the probability and size of potential success is estimated along with the magnitude of a possible loss is considered before a decision is made involving the potential of failure. A calculated risk tries to determine if the risk is worth the reward based on the probabilities between success and […]

## The Art of Cutting Your Losses

There is a common saying on Wall Street “Let winners run and cut losers short.” This quote tries to express the principle of creating big wins or small losses. Creating a high risk/reward ratio through the use of trailing stops for profitable trades and stop losses for unprofitable trades is the foundation of profitable trading.

## Position Size Calculator in Excel

To manage the risk of ruin in trading position sizing should be managed to never lose more than 1% to 2% of total trading capital on any one trade. If a stock trader has a \$100,000 account, they should position size and set stop losses to limit losses to no more than \$1,000 in a

## Risk Reward Calculator

After an entry the risk/reward ratio quantifies a trades potential for loss size versus the size of possible profits. When backtesting signals the average size of all the losing trades in a system compared to the average size of all the gains gives you the system’s risk/reward ratio based on historical price action.  For discretionary

## Risk of Ruin Calculator

The Risk of Ruin (Also called the RoR) is a statistical model in trading which quantifies the probability a trader will eventually blow up and lose all of the trading capital in their account. It measures the risk of ruin based on the metrics of a trader or systems win/loss percentage and the percent of

## The CAGR Formula

CAGR stands for ‘compound annual growth rate’ and is used in business, investing, and trading as a term for the measurement as a geometric progression ratio providing a constant rate of return over a specific time period. While CAGR is not an accounting term it is still used to describe the return in segments of

## Why A Stop Loss Is Important In Trading

Here are ten reasons a stop loss is so important in trading: A stop loss defines your price risk by quantifying what price level you will exit a trade at.  A stop loss helps define your trade size. By knowing what price you are going to exit a losing trade you can set your position

## The Risk vs Reward in Trading

In trading as in life there are both risks and rewards to consider before you start any journey. You have to ask yourself are the risks of loss worth the possibility of the gains from the rewards. In trading your risk is created on entry by a combination of your position sizing and stop loss if

## What is a Risk Reward Ratio?

On trade entry the risk/reward ratio measures a trades potential for loss versus the magnitude of possible profits. In backtesting the average of all the losses in a system compared to all the average gains gives you the system’s risk/reward ratio based on historical price action.  Looking at your stop loss versus your profit target