I agree - when I look at the individual trades on the various the systems on this site there are very few that I would back with money - most use excessive leverage that will decimate them over time. It's an example of what needs to be achieved to in order to have a smooth and profitable return from FX markets.
The figures above are about averages - the first question is could it be done manually - and to achieve these as figures averaged over a year the answer is yes - of course it will not be a straight line but the ride should be fairly smooth. I have been fortunate to work with traders of a high caliber who take profits almost ever day.
Getting the result on a purely algorithmic system is harder again but an average of 70% hit rate with a win/loss profit ratio of 1.66:1 is not impossible. The problem with most algo systems is that they tend to set trade exits at the time of trade entry, be it on a fixed pip basis or a S/R target or a fixed % draw down. However if the market is volatile and ceases to trend or there is a range breakout then the position needs to be re-evaluated in play. If there a move to a new range then the limits can be extended and stops raised - if the market moves into a range then the expected top and bottom of the range need to be determined and if volatility determines that the price movement is indeterminate then if at all possible the trade needs to be exited quickly preferably with a small profit - so you can sit on the sidelines until a more concrete opportunity presents itself.
Hope that explains my thinking and good luck in your trading
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