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.
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