Traders with trading accounts of less than $100,000 commonly use the 1% rule. While 1% offers more safety, once you’re consistently profitable, some traders use a 2% risk rule, risking 2% of their account value per trade. A middle ground would be only risking 1.5% or any other percentage below 2%.
For accounts over $100,000, many traders risk less than 1%. For example, they may risk as little as 0.5% or even 0.1% on a large account. While short-term trading, it becomes difficult to risk even 1% because the position sizes get so big. Each trader finds a percentage they feel comfortable with and that suits the liquidity of the market in which they trade. Whichever percentage you choose, keep it below 2%.