I'm new to this game but I don't understand why 4% seems like an unrealistic goal to so many people. If you use a system where you risk 2% per trade with average SL of 50 pips, you only need a net profit of 100 pips per month to get 4%. Is that really unrealistic? Even if you're totally inept you can use a solid signal provider or an ea and it should be doable. I also don't understand people who strive for 50+% monthly gains. why in the world would you need it? 4% monthly is over 60% per year. 6% monthly and you more than double your account in a year. Sounds like a dream investment to me.