I've developed a strategy that going back to 1979 has returned average year to date 54.10% or %1406.5 in 26 years for Eur / Usd. (working on usd jpy) Now thats without compounding i.e. trading 1 lot every trade since 1979 Avg winner: 619 pips Avg Loser: 268 pips Total of 70 trades with 1 open (short at 1.2552) Now to gain credibility this strategy needs a minimum of 1 year live trading. The downside is for small accounts. Average is 2.69 trades per year and if you have a $500 dollar account thats peanuts. Strictly mechanical system? No, just for testing purposes. Implementing a sound pyramiding money management system is key. Adding only to positions in profit already. Anyway. Point of this thread is to show that, forex is not as hard as people believe. Use a longer time frame, don't use 100:1 leverage and don't over trade. Then this market will seem more tradable in the long term.