What is realistic forex return?

Jun 07, 2020 at 13:42
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Uczestnik z Jun 07, 2020   1 postów
Jun 07, 2020 at 13:42 (edytowane Jun 07, 2020 at 13:42)
Hello,

I'm interested what the 'old' traders can say about this. What do you consider as a realistic trading return per month? I know that it depends on the general trading style, but the question is generally asked. And also what do you consider to be a good/realistic target on monthly basis?
Uczestnik z Feb 01, 2016   8 postów
Jun 07, 2020 at 16:40
Yes would be most interested in that answer.
Uczestnik z Mar 25, 2020   5 postów
Jun 08, 2020 at 00:52
Personally I would think that anything between 0.5% and 2% is (generally speaking) a healthy return, especially if this is achieved with a very low/limited drawdown (around 5%) and limited risk of ruin.
Uczestnik z Dec 26, 2019   21 postów
Jun 09, 2020 at 16:17
It's a complicated question. In fact, to give an adequate answer, we need to know the amount of your deposit. For most traders the amount of 10% is already a great success and a big achievement. Usually nobody gets more than this 10%, so you can try to reach this amount. But if it doesn't work out, don't be upset, because 10% is the goal of a professional broker, and for you it will be just an indicator that you are on the right track.
Centrillador
Uczestnik z Feb 08, 2019   17 postów
Jun 09, 2020 at 18:34
I always heard that 10%- 20% is like the best to have.
It's crazy that since I implemented my trading strategies ( fairly new) started April of this year my lowest gain is this month ( 50.94% ) and Month is not even halfway done.
Of course, I am super excited but I also hope I can keep it up.

54% for April and 67% for May

If I continue this way I will blow May stats away by the end of June.
Insta-@Greenbandits #TradeLikeaBandit
Uczestnik z Jun 08, 2020   30 postów
Jun 09, 2020 at 19:15
jivkogeshev posted:
Hello,

I'm interested what the 'old' traders can say about this. What do you consider as a realistic trading return per month? I know that it depends on the general trading style, but the question is generally asked. And also what do you consider to be a good/realistic target on monthly basis?

the difficulty is that most want to obtain big % with a ridiculously small amount of capital and this is a problem that is hard to solve and, unfortunately, with a foreseeable outcome.
Uczestnik z Mar 28, 2020   1 postów
Jun 09, 2020 at 20:30
Control the emotions and you can get far greater % returns
Uczestnik z Aug 15, 2013   4 postów
Jun 09, 2020 at 22:04
Very interesting topic to discuss. I think in my opinion its all comes down to sticking to your strategy. As long as your strategy gives you positive results, slowly you can increase your capital and that way you will make more money. Backtesting your strategy is very important. We will all get winning streaks and loosing streaks the question is how many loosing trades in a row can your emotions handle. Most traders cant loose more than 2 to 3 trades in a row before they throw their strategy away. There is no 100% strategy but the point is making money no matter if you loose 9 trades and win 1. At the end of the day if you profitable my 0.1% you are part of the 1% profitable traders out there.
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Uczestnik z Jun 04, 2020   48 postów
Jun 14, 2020 at 14:28
There is no realistic return , you might have or trade with strategy that gives you 5% monthly while I trade and use strategy that gives me far much above that monthly, all that matters is being profitable or earning profits while managing accounts with the minimum risk.
Uczestnik z Nov 17, 2012   348 postów
Jun 19, 2020 at 11:12
4 times double the account per month ... becoz at the end u must have to lost every thing . so why not make huge profit before lost every thing
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Uczestnik z May 13, 2020   128 postów
Jun 20, 2020 at 05:29
Most likely, it is so easy not to understand it.
Uczestnik z Jun 08, 2014   120 postów
Jun 24, 2020 at 22:35
The realistic number is 10% per year .
Often , the best trade is no trade at all
Uczestnik z Oct 23, 2014   83 postów
Jun 25, 2020 at 04:20
trading forex i like to think expectations are higher.a lot of us retirement funds making 5-10 % on average.with our
 life savings.sharemarket returns 10 15 % year average on index of all equal shares.there are traders here than can do that in few trades.i told someone i was looking between 500-1000 % as a target.only because i was using small accounts and could afford to lose.that was after backtesting some signal providers once and was getting around 30;000 % per year.on their combined picks all with 99% accuracy.of course when i decided to follow with real money i lost because their trades went worse.if you want a return of 20% or less .invest in index funds.with amount of hours learning this art or science ;i think 100% return should be goal per year.
Uczestnik z Jun 24, 2020   34 postów
Jun 25, 2020 at 07:42
It depends on a trader's strategy and experience in forex trading.
Uczestnik z Apr 25, 2020   119 postów
Jun 27, 2020 at 03:25
There must, of course, be a correct idea of such a direction.
Uczestnik z Mar 31, 2018   27 postów
Jun 28, 2020 at 14:37
I am very happy with 30-50% per year with a low-risk approach, that's the aim anyway!... Anything over is a BONUS!...Also, hedge funds are happy with anything over 20% per year.....

But these are all projections, it really depends on what the market gives you & How much you are prepared to risk, also market condition changes all the time so you need to evolve with the market.
Uczestnik z Jul 27, 2018   2 postów
Jun 28, 2020 at 14:53
1,000,000% easily
Uczestnik z May 05, 2020   17 postów
Jun 28, 2020 at 16:03
There's no 'realistic return'. I know a trader that make 80-90% per year (but he has a lot of capital and a team of analysts). Also that's not stable number, as I know he has even loss-making periods. And I know traders that make 20-30% per year. That all depends on your skills, strategy and many other things. The okay ROI per month is 2-5%. The good is 7-10%. Everything that's higher is very very good.
Uczestnik z Feb 01, 2016   8 postów
Jun 28, 2020 at 22:47
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.
Uczestnik z Jul 09, 2020   34 postów
Jul 23, 2020 at 07:46
forexfiend posted:
1,000,000% easily
Really?
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