I agree with Ricardo, anyone with some experience in trading can do crazy things on a demo account. When I started to learn how to trade in 2010, I once gambled a $10 000 demo account to $254 000 in a single day (think it was the day the news of Greece first broke). The key here is that it is easy to be a cowboy with a demo account where you have no emotions attached.
I don't think, and please correct me if I am wrong in this, that anyone trading with his/her OWN money on a live account will ever be able to do this. Even with the best auto-trading system in the world, you will always feel the emotions associated with trading, i.e. Fear, Greed, Anger, Revenge, Hope, etc. In my experience, and I am no pro trader at all, trading with a manual system (tried auto trading - not 4 me), my biggest challenge is to keep being disciplined and stick to my trading plan and rules. Without them I start to make trading decisions based on emotions and then it turns into a business of gambling, and not trading.
I lost my first 3 real accounts because of a lack of discipline, trading plan and a good understanding of what risk and money management really means. Only on my 4th attempt did I start to make consistent profits, and now nearly 2 years later my account have only just passed the 300% equity growth. Its hard man, when you have your own hard-earned cash invested, and without the ability to manage your emotions, any system you try will fail in the long run.
So yes, $1 000 to $10 000 on a demo account is easy, I would even dare say that some of the best traders out there can do that on a live account.... but nobody I ever met can show me those accounts a year later.... cause they simply don't exist anymore, blown up, no capital...
Maybe someone here can show us over a period of 12 months how you maintain a 1000% a month equity growth... I know I will be keen to see such a miracle...
Peace out! 😄
Keep it simple, be disciplined, get rich slowly and above all protect your equity!