Discussion in 'Trading' started by busterman343, Nov 9, 2006.
What can a very good trader expect to return per year? 10%, 15%, 20% OR more?
What is realistic?
you will get all kinds of answers, some people will swear that 5000% is their norm
some people will say that more than 30% is pure luck and rubbish
others will say that in long term there ARE NO GAINS
But you know what
a really good trader will do at least 100% every 6 months
but usually more
ask me how I know
this type of question (and answer) merely sets one up to limit themselves.
i don't care what some traders think is reasonable or not
i trade my setups.
i can be reasonably sure that if i thought X% was the most i could reasonably make that this would affect my trading .
it will, whether you realize it or not
trading highly leveraged futures, i do not even care what people think . i know what i HAVE done. i also know that this is not the theoretical maximum, so i don't begin to limit myself with that sort of mindset.
So you trade without having goals? I could never do that. It's like stepping under center without a play in mind....
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