Professional Individual Traders - Yearly income

wino59

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Please don't take any offense... I know this could be a pretty personal question, so "hypothetical" answers with general numbers are fine for this question.

How much capitol do you work with?

How much do you look to grow the account on a percentage basis over the course of a year?

And how much of a percent do you take out to live on etc.?

Just curious about some real numbers from real people that trade for a living from their home.

Thanks
 

15 min tlb

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Please don't take any offense... I know this could be a pretty personal question, so "hypothetical" answers with general numbers are fine for this question.

How much capitol do you work with?

How much do you look to grow the account on a percentage basis over the course of a year?

And how much of a percent do you take out to live on etc.?

Just curious about some real numbers from real people that trade for a living from their home.

Thanks
Are you in the right place or are the real professionals in the wrong place ?
 

Benj1981

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Please don't take any offense... I know this could be a pretty personal question, so "hypothetical" answers with general numbers are fine for this question.

How much capitol do you work with?

How much do you look to grow the account on a percentage basis over the course of a year?

And how much of a percent do you take out to live on etc.?

Just curious about some real numbers from real people that trade for a living from their home.

Thanks
It depends on the trader's bankroll and goals.
 

wino59

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It depends on the trader's bankroll and goals.
I guess everyone if different... I was just trying to get a guage on how much of bankroll is required, and what percentage you expect to gain every year, and what percent you keep out of that.
 

safvan

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If you are making less than $2k to $3k per month, then it is usually not worth it.

Anything close to $10k per month should be decent for home traders to justify their laziness of not jumping into the normalcy train of life.

Anyone making above $20k per month trading, should really be managing a hedge fund business and do it more like a professional business.

Also professionals do not hang around spread betting websites. You will not get a correct answer here.

If you are serious about making it professionally instead of butting around wasting time, start from a prop firm and then move on step by step from there.
 
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15 min tlb

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I guess everyone if different... I was just trying to get a guage on how much of bankroll is required, and what percentage you expect to gain every year, and what percent you keep out of that.
Do u really think , a true professional would hang around forums?
 
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Lickyluciano

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but one of the questions the OP asked was how much do you look to grow your account percentage wise per year NOT how much do you make per month as how much per month is a silly question as it is relative to your trading stake.
 

IFCMarkets

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Actually yearly income from Forex is approximately 20.000$...
 

ffsear

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I have been trading for myself for just under 3 years.

I work off my yearly starting balance of £50k (this year). I risk 2% (1k) per trade, and and the end of the month I pay myself 4%, regardless of how much i'm up or down. (the logic being I only need 2 more winners then losses a month, as long as each trade provided a minimum r:r of 1:1)


Only at the start of each new trading year will i recalculate my 2% risk and 4% salary and that will remain fixed for the next year, regardless of how my balance grows.

I stick to these figures religiously, never more, never less.

That may sound boring, but I've learned that to be successful in trading you need to be boring.
 
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ffsear

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If you are making less than $2k to $3k per month, then it is usually not worth it.

Anything close to $10k per month should be decent for home traders to justify their laziness of not jumping into the normalcy train of life.

Anyone making above $20k per month trading, should really be managing a hedge fund business and do it more like a professional business.

Also professionals do not hang around spread betting websites. You will not get a correct answer here.

If you are serious about making it professionally instead of butting around wasting time, start from a prop firm and then move on step by step from there.



How can you make such sweeping statements. If your managing a 100,000,000 million account, then no 2k-3k a month is probably not worth it. If managing an account of 100,000, then 2-3k is a very respectable figure.

You seem to focus entirely on monetary figures, rather then looking at % return and risk reward values.
 

ranman

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I have a monthly goal of 2.5% on my account balance and a yearly goal of 30%. My trading plan defines a fixed daily/weekly trading loss that I hold to. It keeps me in the game during corrections and adjustments I have to make to open positions. I don't always make my goal, but I am still having a great time trading, I don't have a boss, and I do what I want.
 

safvan

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How can you make such sweeping statements. If your managing a 100,000,000 million account, then no 2k-3k a month is probably not worth it. If managing an account of 100,000, then 2-3k is a very respectable figure.

You seem to focus entirely on monetary figures, rather then looking at % return and risk reward values.
One Word: Experience.

Second folks who frequently use the word "risk reward" are usually the ones not making respectable income in the first place.

Third an online virtual forum is not really the medium to discuss profitability mechanics of stock market gambling.

I am mainly here for trolling and doing a great job at that.
 
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NVP

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Please don't take any offense... I know this could be a pretty personal question, so "hypothetical" answers with general numbers are fine for this question.

How much capitol do you work with?

How much do you look to grow the account on a percentage basis over the course of a year?

And how much of a percent do you take out to live on etc.?

Just curious about some real numbers from real people that trade for a living from their home.

Thanks
Hey there....a good question but you will never get a honest answer as you are asking people how much they earn....and thats taboo in any industry ;)

~Income is derived from

Avg % return per trade X Avg % of capital used per Trade X volume of trades

so its impossible to say what a $2k per month net income is from a trader who could be turning over hundreds of trades or just 1 :cool:

good question but you wont get those answers here at T2W

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