'I track all of my trading data/stats in excel. Even my best week after week runs have inconsistent day to day returns. I think a better look at any strategy is to look at your pip totals based on a rolling return. I use 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 rolling pip returns. I believe that this assessment of your trading will let you know if you are on the right track. Do not use an arbitrary daily or even weekly goal because it will change but the change might be statistically predictable.'
and that is 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 day rolling returns.
20-30 pips a day is about normal for eur/usd, although I don't set limits on the amount of pips I make, some trades are 200 pips over a few days, I do control my stops though with most 10-15 pips or less, sometimes I move my stops up to take 50% or 75% all depends on chart pattern ,everyone has their own setup and it takes experience to run a trade to its max ,sometimes you will get it perfect, sometimes you wont.
pips is meaningless anyway. 1 pip move on USDCHF is s smaller percentage move compared to say 1pip on EURJPY. And profit is also dependent on Lot size. Pro traders don't even talk in pips but percent or $$$
Paquito posted: pips is meaningless anyway. 1 pip move on USDCHF is s smaller percentage move compared to say 1pip on EURJPY. And profit is also dependent on Lot size. Pro traders don't even talk in pips but percent or $$$
MOst Pro Traders I know talk in percentages. Rarely in monetary value.
I worked on the professional side and pips were used for Forex but you knew what they were trading, percentages for the index and stocks ,percentages instead of cash values and R values for portfolios.
It totally depends on the trader, the style, and his goals. A person who trades long term trends may have losses for 5 days in a row then hit a big trend. Trying to squeeze out a certain amount of pips per day is not the best way to go about it. Get an edge and trade it regardless of the results.