How many of us will succeed in Forex?

Many of us have probably heard the statement that 95% of beginners lose in Forex and remaining 5% become successful.

A common trading journey in Forex starts with demo account and develops into live account with further positive or negative outcome.

We have made own simple research that was aimed to find out how long on average traders plan to demo trade Forex before going live.

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Each pair would have trending/ranging times, you can however, trade with more Active currency pairs and/or with pairs that are known to have higher volatility range on average.


Does anyone know where and how to get a list of those pairs that trend more frequently that those pairs that range more often?

You shouldn't be afraid of criticism or hide from anyone that you trade Forex. Currency markets as well as futures, indexes - is an enormous industry, where banks, hedge funds, investment funds, other institutions as well as retail traders have been participating for decades.
None of them will be there now if it wasn't profitable.

But it is a serious business for serious and smart investors, many of traders nowadays forget about this. Today everyone who has $100 to spare can become a trader, it doesn't mean, however, he/she will become a successful trader. You have to have a talent for it and learn + practice a lot.

I love Forex and trade successfully, I hope it'll inspire you to continue working on
reaching your goals.

Best regards,

when we say that be in discipline, it means that you have a system and you are following that system even when you are loosing. Making a trading system is easier but following is much difficult. Learn to trade your system. Also your system must have performed well in past(that give you just confidence nothing else) and it must posess money management rules, now rest is on your shoulders that you follow it. If i grade my preferences by my experience of past three years of tracking stocks and 2months experience from just tracking forex markets, management(risk x% of your capital every trade)
2.follow your trading system(discipline is following your plan/ts) system(you dont need best ts,but it must fetch profit on past many different time frames, historical data)
I have not made money or at break even point in trading stocks from past 3 years, i read books and read blogs and try to learn forex, at least I know what can work and what not. But now I am turning pessimistic that even after learning day by day whether I will be a successfull trader one day or not. I have no option but just to learn. I have not met people from last 3 years who are consistently making money from trading, but i know many people who have lost their hard earned money, even homes and some people even criticise me of even learning in this field. I sometime think that if I will not be a successful trader people will criticize further more. I want to be a successful trader one day whatever it takes to be there, I will learn, my passion is to be a successful trader. //I have one question to all, are there any people who are making money on consistent basis from trading??? If the answer is yes I will replenish myself that I can be a successful trader one day too, I am ready to learn and continue even it takes 20 years from now to be a successful trader. Please carry on this conversation, keep coming with your stories of trading. Keep learning, learning is like your insurance to trading.

As always, thank you for a great summary and advice!

Best regards,

I've traded on a demo account and have taken a $50K account to well over $130K in 2 weeks. Trading a demo account is different from live because you don't care about fake money....if you lose it you can open another account and try again.

Trading live is completely different.
When it's real money the anxiety, greed, impatience, and stress sets in and you start closing positions you shouldn't have closed and open positions you shouldn't have opened.

I do should practice for 6 months then take about $2K that you don't care if you lose and open an account with about $500 and take max $3 positions. If you lose the $500 study what went wrong and deposit another $500 to try again.

Don't get greedy if you make money and start taking larger positions. Stick to the $3 positions or less. The less the size of the position the longer you will be in the game or market should things go bad for you. Anything less than $3 dollars won't be that exciting when you make it and won't hurt enough for you to learn from when and if you lose it.

It's easier said then done but money management, discipline, patience are important to mastering forex but are the hardest to learn.

One thing I've learned is find signals and look at them in historical terms. Meaning compare your signals with the movements of th market Usually 1 to 6 months back. Use more than one time frame to trade. Longer term is good but will signal too late on major moves but also keep you from being fooled by false signals that shorter term signals.

Don't trade on big news days....recently I tried to time the market on a big news day and got cleaned out. The market just oscillates too wildly.

Don't get's one of the biggest mistakes you can make. a 20 pip profit is better than 30 pip loss.

Remember Forex is more of an art than a science. The more you practice the better you craft will be.

Thank you, B.

You too, keep the good work, and happy trading!



Found this website two days ago and I have read some topics here and there. I find this topic very interesting that people write about their emotions about how they started and how long IT will take.

Well I don't know how long it will take when I can call myself a profitable trader, but I am working on it. Since I started trading it has been one year now. I started with demo account to figure out how trading software works (more less) and went live. Yes I did lose! I went back to demo for one week and I understood that I can't learn using fUnNY MoNEy so went back to live and trading small size since then but still trading.

I have read a lot of books about trading and yes they helped me and yes they didn't. There is so much wisdom offered about trading that you don't know whats right or wrong. Probably there is no right or wrong...right?! :) I have read so many books so actually I can write one of myself and nobody will not figure out that I am not making millions with trading.

Learning does take time and there are many people who need to learn how to learn. Trading is a very emotional work and I am not thinking that people must get rid of emotions contrary emotions are good, but there is a need for control your emotions and to master your emotions you need skills. It is very unlikely to get good skills by reading all there is about trading. There is a need for screen time and real trading with all emotions and fears.

Nice website and keep up the good work!


Hi Azma,

Brokers can't manipulated prices specifically for your trades.
There are natural beginner traps in the market in which many beginners fall during their first trading steps. New traders tend to enter the market the very moment or close to the moment when it is actually preparing to reverse, of course they don't know about it because they lack additional knowledge and experience.

There is no conspiracy in Forex, but you have to learn to see the key price levels, at which expert traders take control over the market.
Focus on the topic of support/resistance and learn as much as you can about it.


hi, I azma from Inida,
i would like to know that do the brokers have any way to control the their trading system in their favour, because, some times I doubt, because, some time is reverse very soon and start againg so I have doubt about it.

Thank you, Tom

Your comment made me smile.
How can I possibly know anything about this system and its author? No offense, but do you sincerely expect me to buy a system like this? Or the hundreds of other systems?

The author has won a Surefire Trading Challenge which was created by Mark McRae, provider of email newsletters about Forex, and he organized a competition to find out who could make the greatest profits over the period of just one month. Only 569 traders took part. Is it a large number after all?

I'm very sorry, there is nothing more I can add.

About myself, I'm a trader with a reasonable 7 years of successful live trading experience. Plus several years of studying and trading before that.

Kind regards,

Hi, Edward

Good Site and a very good research work, I am enjoying every bit of the comments and suggestions posted on this site. I must say you have the desire for people to succeed. But, I have a question, I have read comments about traders who claim they have used the strategies of Mr.Paul Udochi and it worked wonders for them. The question is how reliable and efficient this strategy, I need your opinion on this and of those who have used this strategy.

I will also like to know how long you have been trading and how succeesful you are as a trader.

Looking forward to hear from you


I will say that training is essential but ,with real money everything change real fast ,the emotion factor is
real important ,is easy to say( managed your emotions)but in real life we are humans, we supposed to have emotions,but we MUST learn to trade without emotions,how?
Get the basic training in ex.or other..and then go DEMO until you make profits in the DEMO, 7 or 6 profitable trades out of 10 every day ,then you go real money with the SMALL amount possible. And then you can start training your emotions (fear,greed,panic,arrogance.ect). I assure you (you will know you better than ever before when you trade with real money).

Regards :Hector.

i have been researching for about six months and have 2 buddies that are live traders. i remeber when i first found out about them getting into forex i saw the software it was a black screen with lines and bar charts. ha ha. i would raz him and say yeah right this seems to easy, he was going to a weekly meeting with people and doing demo account at time with 50,000 dollars. i told him i wouldn't get serious about this until he showed me some progress. some days he would make up to 10k and on other days he would lose 1k. finally he decided to go live with 5k to invest and he is now up to 30k. he has been my mentor through this and i have used him as a good source. i now have an account with i used this awesome website i recommend for newbies it really gives you a heads up on the market and teaches you all you need to know under the format of the current education system pre-school, k-12th grade, and then college. i waited about six months to just do research and then another 6 months with this website and demo, and then finally went to do a live test account with $250. im down to about $100 now after about a month but it has been a great learning experience for me doing this ad has allowed me to use a few strategies to find my niche. i know it sounds weird to say this with loosing money but it just seems more real when you use real money. also emotions are huge in this system using real money helps you dicipline yourself.


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