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Why Are Stop Loss Affected More Often Than Take Profit?

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This is a market reality that confuses traders, especially those who are just learning, accumulating experience towards professionalism. Yes, from my trading experience, I wonder why SL is always hit more often than TP. Many argue that the problem is in the 3R - Risk to Reward Ratio. Suppose the ratio is 1: 3, SL 20 pips and TP 60 pips. Since the TP is farther away than the SL, it's only natural that the SL is hit more often. It makes sense. But in fact not either. I sometimes have a 1:1 ratio, 50 pips of SL and 50 pips of TP, it's still SL that gets hit first, even though the price finally reverses until it hits the current TP
What's wrong. Does the market have eyes? Does the market hate us? Are most traders doomed to lose? Who knows. What do you guys think?

#1 - September 12, 2022, 10:07:19 AM

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This is because we do not want to accept losses, and when we profit we want a lot, so this kind of thing will happen
#2 - September 14, 2022, 10:31:02 AM

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because our mindset is still wrong so this happens
#3 - November 15, 2022, 08:58:46 AM

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This is because we are not confident in our system
#4 - November 17, 2022, 03:57:27 AM

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Stop losses are more frequently hit than take profits in the forex business because market movements can be unpredictable and volatile. Traders often use stop losses to limit their potential losses, but these levels can be triggered by sudden price movements, slippage, or other factors that are beyond their control. Take profit levels, on the other hand, can be set further away from the current market price, allowing for more room for market fluctuations. Traders should use risk management strategies, such as setting appropriate stop losses and taking profits, to manage their positions and limit their exposure to market risks.
#5 - March 02, 2023, 01:40:58 PM

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Maybe if you use RR1:3 then your stop loss will be touched more often by the market
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