Genuine question, not trying to be condescending. I really want to know what the catch is or where people are getting hung up. Background: I started practicing forex trading as a hobby a couple weeks ago using TDAmeritrade's thinkorswim and then with a practice account on Oanda (TD won't let me trade forex with my amount of money). I haven't started trading real money yet. I wanted to make sure I knew what I'm getting into. Anyway, since I started trading, I haven't had a negative day. In fact, most days I'm positive 5-10%, and that's with my extremely limited knowledge of trading. I just did some research on the Internet and then jumped in. I have zero method whatsoever, I just keep in mind some basic tips I gleaned online combined with patience and common sense. Yet, whenever I look online I see tons of negative people saying this and that, that Forex trading is a gamble, scam, etc., that you might as well go to the casino, that 90% of people lose money according to official sources, that the brokers have to profit somehow, etc. I was reading through the terms when I signed up for Oanda and even they said that 2/3s or their users lose money. How can this be? Aren't these people taking this seriously? I mean it's their money and everything. I understand some people are brash or just trying to get rich quick, but certainly not the majority of them? Could it just be that I have what they call beginner's luck? Is it somehow different with real money, will new forces working against me appear as soon as I start trading with my own money? I want to know what the catch is. Again, not trying to show off my skillz or anything, I'm just skeptical. I really just jumped into this and the returns seem too good for someone who just started with no knowledge whatsoever. Thanks in advance.