Did you make a profit in 2017?

Did you make a profit in the 2017?

  • My account grew (profit)

    Votes: 19 48.7%
  • My account stayed more or less the same (break-even)

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • My account shrunk (loss)

    Votes: 9 23.1%
  • I didn’t keep a track of all the figures so I’m not sure

    Votes: 6 15.4%

  • Total voters
    39

Kaeso

Established member
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Poll: Did you make a profit in 2017?

Hi

I though it might be interesting to see how peeps of the forum did as a group last year in terms of making money (in a real account, not demo). I’ve made up a pretty basic poll here just to get an idea of what proportion made a profit etc. I've kept it anonymous (no one, including me, can see voters usernames) so be honest to get an accurate picture. If you feel you made/lost an “insignificant” amount then its up to you what you call it. Feel free to post any other info in the thread if you wanna share more details.

Enjoy the weekend

K
 
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Quantt

Established member
944 57
My first triple digit year, mainly because of one huge 50% total win in January + the magic of compounding... unfortunately statisicly speaking/based on past performance it won’t happend again in the next 20 years :)
 

brewski1984

Senior member
2,025 343
I rinsed the Dow at the end of the year and finished well up (relative) (y)
 

timsk

Legendary member
6,885 1,782
My first triple digit year, mainly because of one huge 50% total win in January + the magic of compounding... unfortunately statisicly speaking/based on past performance it won’t happend again in the next 20 years :)
. . . unless you trade cryptos!
:LOL:
 

shadyee

Junior member
18 1
Honestly, last year was rough and scratchy. It was not until late last year I started making something worthwhile, it was almost like I was shut out or I wasn't doing something right.
I didn't take it too hard on myself though as these things happen, I just have to learn to improve this year!
 

newspreadbetter

Member
68 0
not spread betting, i just about broke even.

Buying and selling shares I done pretty well, 20% return on what i was using to trade.
 

wallstreetking

Well-known member
469 5
so 95% must have flopped and lost money..
 

tomorton

Legendary member
7,157 931
Finally voted and answering this question.

Unhappily, I lost money in 2017 but learned a lot nevertheless, and I'm hopeful it was a transition year for me.

January-March, I traded only Steven Primo's Strategy #4, almost wholly on FTSE350 stocks. Results were not not terrible but not as good as hoped for.

April and May I cut down on Strategy #4 and resumed swing trades using Marc Rivalland's methodology. During June and August I added a few more candlestick entry patterns and broadened targets to include FTSE SmallCaps and AIM100 stocks (in July I took a break). From August onwards trades were almost wholly in forex pairs and indices. Monthly losses reducing.

In September I started pyramiding winning positions and developing a pyramiding system. Monthly loss reducing again.

October was a small loss, but gaining much confidence in defining and pyramiding trend-following trades.

In November I bulked up my trading account and continued trend-following and pyramiding forex and indices. From that point I have grown the account balance by 65%. If current open trades were closed right now, the account growth since 08/11 would be +170%.

Hoping for a healthy 2018.
 

brewski1984

Senior member
2,025 343
Maybe, but I don’t think so, every system will have losing trades, days, weeks, months and years... the goal is to have more winnings in the end and the magic of compounding will make you rich in the long run...
Wait, what? Vince told me I could make £100-£200 guaranteed every day?:rolleyes:
 
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