I have been trading FX for a few years with satisfactory results (if I don't take into account the time spent on this) . I use leverage up to 1:10 , generally 1:2, 1:3. My goal is to make 30 % p.a. over the long term or more (more of course is always better). I checked out the perfomance of a number of so called Forex managers out there, and of systems with live money results on different FX websites, and there are quite a few of them making 5 % or so consistently every month. Many of the systems have less than 2 years in existence, I guess a lot eventually blow up , but some managers appear to have those results for 3 years or more . Of course I know it's possible to do it, but that "so many" are able to do it, doesn't look right, considering what real professional FX managers make (CTA, for ex.) . Recently I looked at 2 or 3 of those managers taking small accounts on the web and they were all making 3-5 % pretty much every month, with DD less than 10% and one of them had 4-5 sytems with that kind of performance ! So what so you think ?