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Profit With Forex


“Is it possible to make enough profit to earn a living trading Forex?”

“Can I double my account?”

“What is considered a reasonable monthly return?”

These are common questions I have encountered in the past 15 years working in the Forex industry, and I believe it is time to address these questions clearly and fairly.

“I would like to earn a living trading Forex.”

Being able to generate a high enough income from Forex trading, consistently and on a monthly basis to sustain a living is possible, but for most people, it is not probable.

To start with, you would need a huge Forex trading account to draw from in the first place. Let’s suppose you had a strategy that has historically returned 3% monthly. Depending on your family size and needs, how much income you need each month will vary, but let’s say for the sake of this scenario, you want to survive on $4000 USD monthly. That means your initial investment in your Forex trading account should be at least $134,000 for you to earn a living trading Forex.

If you depend on a larger monthly income, of course you’ll need a larger investment capital.

“Can I double my account?”

This is a loaded question. Is it possible to double your account? Yes. Is it possible to double your account monthly? It isn’t likely.

For example, suppose you invest $5000 in a Forex trading account. Your average monthly returns are 3%. Using the Forex Compounding Calculator at, it would take 24 months of consistent trading at an average of 3% monthly returns before your account is doubled.

“What is considered a reasonable monthly return?”

Ok but 3% monthly returns in Forex based on the above examples is a ridiculously low and unsatisfactory rate of return, isn’t it?

No, that could not be further from the truth; actually 3% as a consistent monthly return of profit is very high.

Let’s illustrate with one of the non-risky forms of investments. There are only two options that I know of which enables you to invest without any risk of losing money: A savings account, or a CD (certificate of deposit). But what kind of returns could you see investing in a savings account or a CD?

Suppose you opened a high-yield CD with $10,000 at Bank of America. Using the current Bank of America* rate of 0.12% you would have earned just $36.06. This is incredibly low, but the returns on a CD are much better than what you would earn if you just left your money in a savings account. For example, at Bank of America, the APY for a savings account is just 0.01% interest.

That means that if you invest $10,000 in a savings account with 0.01% interest, that after 3 years you would have earned around $3.
On the contrary, if you have a $10,000 Forex trading account, and you earned 3% profit in one month, this would be $300.

Monthly Returns in a Speculative Market

Keep in mind Forex trading is one of many forms of high-risk, high-yield investments in speculative market. When you choose to invest your money, you have a huge variety of options available; stocks, mutual funds, options, futures, commodities, real estate. These all involve risk. Learn more about why we believe Forex trading is the best way to go.

Keep in mind that when it comes to Forex, there is no way of generating the exact same monthly return like you would if you had your account in a savings or CD account in a bank with a fixed APY. For example, on, in 2016 our strategy returned 24% in February but then lost 2.21% in March. Overall, for January – November 2016, the monthly average though is 4.3%, even though some months had a negative yield. Remember in Forex trading, it is the long-term performance rather than the daily or monthly.

View full 6-year performance in a live account using myfxbook.

*Rates may change and are based on the information found on Ally and Bank of America websites, respectively at the time of this article being written.


Legally required risk warning

Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to invest in foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts. Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. In fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particularly trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk. Variables such as the ability to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses as well as maintaining adequate liquidity are material points which can adversely affect actual real trading results. Currency trading involves high risk and you can lose a lot of money.Terms and Conditions: All Trade Copier Signals generated to the client account are manageable and can be overridden by the subscriber in the client account. The subscriber reserves the right and ability to reject, close, terminate or disable the Trade Copier signals at any time. Subscribing to our service means you agree with our legal terms.
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Traits Of Successful Traders: Keep Calm and Profit On


The key is to follow the simplest of trading rules: Aim for a larger reward than the potential risk. This means understanding the concept of risk/reward ratio, and it is taught the most basic of trading courses.

For example, if you set a stop loss at 100 pips and a take profit at 100 pips, this puts your risk/reward ratio at 1:1. That means you are risking the same number of pips you hope to gain. At the very least, you should at least use a 1:1 risk/reward ratio so that if you are only right half the time, you at least break even

If you are aiming for a 50 pip stop loss and a 100 pip take/profit, then you have a 1:2 risk reward ratio. This means you only have to be right 1 in 3 trades to break even.

As you decrease your risk and increase your reward ratio, the less often you need to trade in the correct direction to make money. The Aforex strategy has thrived on this principle.

Cut Losses – Let The Gains Run

The Aforex Myfxbook verified strategy has closed a total of 10,109 trades from October 2010 to October 20, 2016. Even though the winning percentage is just 46% of the trades closed with profit, this strategy has gained over 626% profit since its inception! The reason? We frequently close trades with small losses, which means that more actual trades have closed in loss. But the losses are cut when they reach the pre-determined stop loss amount because it is better to take a small loss early than a big loss later. And then the strong, trending, winning trades are kept open and when they are finally closed, historically and overall, the profits banked have a much higher gain than what was lost.*

Once you have a trading strategy with appropriate risk/reward, the next challenge is to stick to your plan. Most human traders do not have the self-control to cut the losses this way, and let the profits run. For those who trade manually, this is very difficult to do because there is the temptation to close trades prematurely, and all too often trades are closed with a smaller profit than the potential gain, or a larger loss than intended.

A better way to trade is to remove emotion from the equation by trading with a fully automated system that employs correct risk management settings. The Aforex strategy is immune to human emotions because the strategy is fully automated. Which means you can stay calm, and profit on.*





*View risk disclaimer for more information.


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VPS Hosting – An Essential Ingredient for MT4 Success

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True or False? — It Takes Money to Make Money

The short answer is YES; of course it takes money to make money. To make money in the stock market, you must have money to make the initial stock purchases. Starting a business requires money to buy inventory, marketing materials, office space and equipment. Even lottery winners had to have the seed money required to buy the ticket. The only exceptions that come to mind are inheriting, stealing or finding money.

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