I take risk management very seriously.
I never open a trade with a stop loss greater than 20 pips.
This is a rule written in stone in my book of trading rules.
I use candlestick patterns on H4 with an unconventional approach.
Read my new blog post in which I analyze in detail a recent USD/JPY swing trade that made 700 pips with a small 21 pip stop loss.
This swing trade lasted around 10 days.
Always take care of risk first.
Make sure you don't risk more than 2% of your account equity at any time.
Try to capture the big moves in the market with a small risk.