WHO trades forex for more than 10 years and keeps making regular profits

Jul 04, 2018 at 06:59
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Member Since Apr 04, 2019   2 posts
Jan 26, 2020 at 13:27
I have been trading for about 2 years, its definitely not an easy endeavor, but if you get the hang of it, it's worth the effort.

All the best,
Aardall
Member Since Oct 25, 2012   63 posts
Jan 27, 2020 at 12:46
danpadcas posted:
sareen posted:
I cannot say that I have been trading for 10 years.
However, I have been trading for 8 years, out of which I traded full time from 2012 through to 2014 on a harmonic patterns strategy as well as for a whole year in 2015.
Only recently have I taken it up again on a serious level but not full time (several hours a week).
I initially, like most other traders, was searching for the best signal service, best strategy, best indicator, where I tried thousands in the hope of finding the holy grail. There were numerous times where I was sure I had found the correct methodology, only to then be outdone by very poor trade plans. I was shooting for the stars, listening to all the rhetoric that I had heard online, believing that I could outperform anyone, even the greatest - how idiotic of myself. I was so sure of what I would achieve that I completely ignored the steps required to achieve them. The one thing that let me down at the start was my inability to hold out on my winners and therefore my average would be usually half of my average loss.
After I got over this hump I was then further held back by overtrading and 'chasing the market' particularly after a loss - rather than looking at the market in a strategic and naked way (price action).
I took a break from trading and focused on finding a job in the financial markets sector, which I can say that I have successfuly sought, although in more of an IT than pure markets role. Nontheless, this helped me think about what was really important to me and also re-evaluate my expectations from trading as it was something that I did want to eventually go back into.
I came across a very basic price action strategy and did some back-testing towards the middle of last year as well as some demo trading (which I must admit I found quite unmotivating as I would rather use real money). After three months of demo trading, and positive results, I took the system live.
I used a fairly small amount of capital to ensure that I do not let emotions get the better of me as well as not being too overconfident and trusting. I do, however, maintain that trust in my strategy but what I have learnt is that you cannot just rely on your strategy and apply it in a binary method. There will be an element of having a view on the market and that is sometimes subjective. It helps decide whether I stay in or out of the market on any given day.
My system went live in November, it's a manual system by the way, and within 2 weeks I was just under 15% up for the month, however, as I was still trialling my system, I decided to take on some alternative strategies along with my current strategy and did up giving a sizeable chunk back to the market. I ended up around 1% down for the month of November (my first month witht the adoption of this strategy). It was hard to take as I was continuously thinking 'what if I had stuck to this, or not done that, or traded this pair more, and this pair less, etc, etc). I decided that it would be important to review all my trades and do some deeper analysis into the rationale for the trade and the overall market view.
I cannot stress how important it is to review your trades and document them. It is easy to screenshot but it is a lot more time consuming and beneficial to carry out some quantitative research into the behaviour of the trades. It is simply invaluable. I have even managed to become more aware of my feelings when I am trading and I can distinguish when I have a gambler's mentality or a trader's mindset. There is that feeling in your stomach which is hard to explain.
Nonetheless, I took the time out to examine what had gone wrong and also decided to select what I trade more carefully which was tricky at first but necessary.
I managed to generate just shy of 4% during the month of December and in this volatile and rocky first week of January I have generated 14%
It is easy to get ahead of yourself in this game but the one thing to remember is that nothing is decided in a day. Trading is a long-term game and it requires a very level headed psyche. I could go on for hours but what I will recommend to everyone, and I'm sure the more experienced traders have said this, is to focus on price action trading or really keeping your system as simple as possible with minimal reliance on indicators.
I wish everyone on this thread well, happy trading, and never stop learning.
May the odds be ever in your favour.

Very good post. I wish you the very best of trading in 2020

Thank you danpadcas - also wishing you well for this year and beyond
When you lose, don't lose the Lesson
Member Since Feb 03, 2020   4 posts
Feb 04, 2020 at 08:52
Well i am the one trading from a decade now and making consistent profit.
Professional trader
Member Since Oct 25, 2012   63 posts
Feb 04, 2020 at 10:27
Update on the strategy is that I suffered some drawdown during the middle of December but I have since managed to post consistent daily gains. The drawdown was part of testing the strategy somewhat to confirm the importance of long term trend and multiple time frame analysis. Delivered 3% in December and 8% in January. Aiming to post 15% this month. There are so many ways of trading but using multiple strategies can be dangerious and requires further discipline.

GlobalScalper posted:
@Curran, It's really glad to hear your story 😄
I'd love to know what's the update of your strategy ?
Thanks
When you lose, don't lose the Lesson
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Feb 04, 2020 at 11:40
pulakfx posted:
Well i am the one trading from a decade now and making consistent profit.
nope you are not
Member Since Feb 03, 2020   4 posts
Feb 04, 2020 at 13:12
togr posted:
pulakfx posted:
Well i am the one trading from a decade now and making consistent profit.
nope you are not

And why do you say that ?
Professional trader
Member Since Dec 20, 2017   8 posts
Mar 01, 2020 at 04:45
Not sure but 10 years are long . Much has changed especially the markets. It would be amazing to find out someone who maintained that consistency for 10 years .
Never Stop learning. Ego is for losers.
Member Since Dec 20, 2017   8 posts
Mar 01, 2020 at 04:46
Let me begin my decade journey and see if it is possible to be consistent
Never Stop learning. Ego is for losers.
JapaneseGroupFx
forex_trader_1153031
Member Since Feb 28, 2020   77 posts
Mar 01, 2020 at 13:01
16 Years in the portfolio
Member Since Oct 26, 2019   1 posts
Mar 01, 2020 at 19:05
Take this advice from Yoda, it will help:
Equity falls it will; 5 losses come one after another. Empire into a hole. Bid small you do, step by step you will bring up. Happen anew, it will; another bid, tomorrow will happen again. The Zen circle of success, natural it is.
Bid not large to revenge a loss and shout your heart to wins and losses. Indulge NOT in hope and regret. Fail you will and Exile you will be.
Member Since Oct 25, 2012   63 posts
Mar 02, 2020 at 10:58
Perfect way of looking at losses - it's very easy to forget all rationality when emotionally responding to losses

blushee posted:
 Take this advice from Yoda, it will help:
Equity falls it will; 5 losses come one after another. Empire into a hole. Bid small you do, step by step you will bring up. Happen anew, it will; another bid, tomorrow will happen again. The Zen circle of success, natural it is.
Bid not large to revenge a loss and shout your heart to wins and losses. Indulge NOT in hope and regret. Fail you will and Exile you will be.
When you lose, don't lose the Lesson
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Mar 02, 2020 at 11:33
blushee posted:
 Take this advice from Yoda, it will help:
Equity falls it will; 5 losses come one after another. Empire into a hole. Bid small you do, step by step you will bring up. Happen anew, it will; another bid, tomorrow will happen again. The Zen circle of success, natural it is.
Bid not large to revenge a loss and shout your heart to wins and losses. Indulge NOT in hope and regret. Fail you will and Exile you will be.

I like that. Even though it is funny it is very true.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Mar 02, 2020 at 11:34
pulakfx posted:
togr posted:
pulakfx posted:
Well i am the one trading from a decade now and making consistent profit.
nope you are not

And why do you say that ?
because
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Member Since Mar 05, 2020   3 posts
Mar 05, 2020 at 14:31
Gowaletasia posted:
I would like to ask if there is a forex trader more than 10 years old and still generate regular profit here ?
I'm sorry to ask this
because I see the portfolio of several forex winners here on other contests they lose a lot, inconsistent
my opinion for long term 100% forex traders must have lost
therefore many brokers give a lot of bonuses
please let me know if my opinion is wrong
😐
systems that give 100% result on forex do not exist.
Member Since Jan 25, 2010   1360 posts
Mar 05, 2020 at 21:39
Moritz735367 posted:
systems that give 100% result on forex do not exist.

Grid-Martingale systems give 100% result of Margin Call.
Member Since Mar 14, 2016   4 posts
Mar 06, 2020 at 09:43
I do not contribute much but today I write a few thoughts. I will present my experience and my approach which generates regular profits every year. If there will be constructive questions so I will answer.

- I have been trading consistently and profitably for over 10 years but It took me a quite long time to understand how to trade
- I trade solely into the trend and I am looking for trends on daily candles / market structures/
- if there is a trend on daily candles, I start looking at lower time frames / 4H, 1H, 30M / trades in line with daily
   candles
- I trade manually and after entry the position is managed by my own EA
- I trade max 1/30 leverage, max 1% risk per trade, max 5% capital allocation, and my longtime max DD is to 8%
- I trade 30 pairs with quite huge accounts and therefore my DD is low and my equity curve is stable and balanced
- I do every months 2-6% profit and do not have loosing months
- Here are my results from 2/2020 till today / on January I was on hollyday so I did not trade/
Longs Won: (7/8) 87%
Shorts Won: (12/15) 80%
Profit Factor: 7.31
Drawdown: -0.95%
Avg. Trade Length: 15h 13m
Feb 2020 +6,65%
Mar 2020 +1,75% sofar

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trueforexway😄
Member Since Mar 14, 2016   4 posts
Mar 06, 2020 at 10:02
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Member Since Nov 06, 2018   83 posts
Mar 06, 2020 at 14:04
Gowaletasia posted:
I would like to ask if there is a forex trader more than 10 years old and still generate regular profit here ?
I'm sorry to ask this
because I see the portfolio of several forex winners here on other contests they lose a lot, inconsistent
my opinion for long term 100% forex traders must have lost
therefore many brokers give a lot of bonuses
please let me know if my opinion is wrong
😐

Probably not many. I don't know any traders that have been trading more than 10 years tbh.
Member Since Mar 14, 2015   8 posts
Mar 09, 2020 at 01:17 (edited Mar 09, 2020 at 01:18)
I Trade since 1995...
d3dy.sucianto@
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Mar 09, 2020 at 11:39
4EX4LIVE posted:
2020
Veteran traders with hidden account

This user doesn't share any systems currently.
That's for sure :)
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