rscr posted: Agree totally - no such thing as a 'realistic return', am consistently producing 5 to 10% on account balance daily. All depends on hours spent trading. My next question is it possible to automate and produce similar results consistently with less stress and effort? 10 - 29% monthly is very doable. Of course time will always be the ultimate judge of any trading methodology.
do you realize your profit for current month is 0.46% with 5% daily you were to have 100% already :)
Something between 2% to 20% per month is realistic. No stress, consistent trading, year after year. Anyone who claims to have a profit of more than 50%/month all the time, is either gambling (too much risk) or not consistent with his profits (maybe one year profitable and the other year losing big time). There's no 'make money fast' scheme out there.
If you are looking for monthly, it would be very profitable if you can make the forex returns being more than 5% to 10%, that is actually a lot to consider because there is always risk involved in trading. Sometimes, we cannot make the same returns but it is always important to make sure to back it up with technique to minimize the loss.