Any success stories from retail traders?

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Old Oct 31, 2009, 5:10pm   #1
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Any success stories from retail traders?

Hello guys,

We`ve heard about all the failures and and shattered dreams in the trading world. The failure rate is without doubt very high.

While it is very important to consider all the failures, I think it would be inspiring and energizing to hear about the guys who made it as well.

So, any success stories on this board or from people you know?

I would very much like to hear about success stories from retail traders who`ve managed to make consistent profits in the market over time, without taking extreme risk, being lucky or in the right place at the right time, etc.

I hope to contribute to this thread one day, but at the moment I still consider myself a student who hopefully will go live early 2010 with the goal of eventually becoming a full-time trader

Thanks in advance for sharing,

Regards,

Johnny

Last edited by JohnnyForex; Oct 31, 2009 at 7:52pm. Reason: Due to Paul`s comment, I changed "excessive risk" to "extreme risk", which is more appropriate:)
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 7:20pm   #2
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Yes thanks, but saving it for my book...
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 7:23pm   #3
 
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I know some very successful retail traders on this board (and, er, two off board); one obvious one coming to mind will fairly regularly have 50 lots on in FTSE (500pp).
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 7:25pm   #4
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JohnnyForex,

I thought i may have been able to help you out, but then i read "without taking excessive risk", sorry mate, can't help you.
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 7:50pm   #5
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JohnnyForex,

I thought i may have been able to help you out, but then i read "without taking excessive risk", sorry mate, can't help you.
Please share anyway

I`m very comfortable assuming risk and will trade highly leveraged instruments when I start up (and have done so in the past when I first started out), but obviously if you are taking extreme risk, which perhaps would better describe what I meant, trading becomes gambling.

What do you think?
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 1:25pm   #6
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lol weird i don't really know any retail millionaires
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Old Nov 2, 2009, 10:28am   #7
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I know many who have blown their accounts .Just let me know and I will pm you a list.

Very few profitable ones, many retired and in forced retirement due to lack of additional funds.
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