Hello, Beginning on August 6th (Monday) this year, I experienced a massive two week drawdown with my currency day trading. After the two weeks, everything was back to normal. The pairs involved during the period were any USD, JPY, EUR, GBP and CHF liquid combinations (I wonât bore you and list them). I place 1 to 2 trades per day per pair, and usually have 1 to 5 pairs on at one time (usually 1 to 2). I rarely skip a trading day. I occasionally have three losers in a row per pair, and have never had more than five in a row per pair during my career up until this drawdown, where I had over 8 losers in a row (BIG losses, the entire two weeks) per pair, and most pairs had losers - so I effectively had 20+ losses in a row, with only a couple of modestly profitable trades. During this time, QE3 was moving and Bernanke spoke about this on the morning of the 6th (Monday). Possibly there was something else involved with the yen, since spot yen pairs are my second-most traded securities. I donât want to jump to conclusions, but it seems clear the fed was the cause of this. Iâm confused why, because trading is trading and not long term investing. I guess everyone changed their daily routines for those two weeks to cope/figure out QE3, and that screwed everything up. The trading style that broke down here is very objective with little desecration. It is not fully automated because it involves daily news reading/analysis, which my CS majors obviously canât program. It is one of only three currency styles I use, the other two being bread and butter interest rate arbitrage and futures calendars. I have legitimately traded my intraday style for years (and further in history on the simulator), and have never experienced anything like this period. I have been making good money since August to this day without any problems. Friends of mine did not speak directly on this, but commented on how QE3, while viewed positively, was producing âfunny numbersâ (direct quote) for everything - possibly they experienced something similar. I am very used to GDP, FOMC minutes, ECB, rates and other critical news releases - I suppose I just was not prepared for QE and did not understand it because it is a very rare event. Thanks for any discussion and insight.