I believe that the best metrics to estimate your trading success is whether you have consistent and predictable profits which you can prognose. If these profits are decent and you can live on them, then your trading is successful.
I measure success in consistency. I think that the number of percentages is not the most important factor that you should pay attention to while analysing your trading results. I feel that consistency is more important. For example, if you make 5% every month during a year, it is a fantastic results. It signifies that you know the market and your trading strategy is reliable. You can modify your trading strategy if you want to earn more, but from this moment you can be sure about your knowledge of the market.
posted: I wanted to create a thread that asked the following questions...
What are good stats in forex?
Are there stat values that show a system still has problems even if it is profitable?
Thank you for your time
It all depends on how you're trading but in general you want at least 2:1/3:1 on your trades. This gives you room to make sure you are not pressurising yourself for high accuracy. All in all, the strategy you learn will give you the right risk to reward so the 'stats' will be individual to each person. Like i aim for trades 3:1 up but i know ill have 'x' amount of percent accuracy and im fine with that but some may be scalpers and going for 1:1 and want a lot higher accuracy so the stats change per person and per strategy
The good stats in forex are the ones that show a profitable trading system. There are many statistical indicators that work well in forex. The stats value you can consider are: Calmar Ratio (targets reward/risk, over 3 is good) Profit Factor (average win/loss ratio, over 2 is good) Heiken Ashi (buy when green, sell when red) Moving Averages (higher is better).
If you want to start and be successful in forex you must learn forex first and after choose a reliable and trusted broker and start practising with a demo account. It will help you a lot to become a good trader.
I think that the right measurement to see whether the trading is good or not so good is consistency. I mean that everyone can have a streak of good luck from time to time and it is normal. THat is why it becomes hard to tell whether this or that trader is a success or he was just lucky. However, when we look at the stats in the perspective of several years and we can notice that there is some sort of consistency there, we can say that this person knows what he does and his profits can be small, but they are real which is a very difficult thing to achieve in trading.
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