I disagree. If you don't have expectations how do you know if you are succeeding or not? Trading is a business, so let's say you plan to run an icecream truck. Before you start the business I assume you would do the math and you would have some sort of expectation and minimum profit. The same with trading. Also, you can't make a living on minimum profits. So you might make a small gain but is that really good enough for you to continue the adventure?