So this is the story. I started to look into the world of currency trading just about a year ago. Lots of reasons behind the interest, but not really relevant right now. The beginning was rough; didn't understand half of the vocabulary and terminology, but driven by determination I did lots of research and studying. It didn't take too long to get the basics down, but I knew it wasn't even close to enough. To keep it short, after a few months of studying and paper trading, I went ahead with a demo account. It was a great way to get a feel for what actually happens in the market. In May of 201, after gaining some confidence, I went live... Very differnt from paper trading or demo trading... My intention was to keep on learning in a live environment with a small account. I kept on studying and trading live occasionally. In 7 months I traded live a total of 30 days or so. The result of those "30 days or so" of trading was a loss of about 5.5% of total equity. During those 7 months there were many moments where I considered quitting, but my determination was far too great. More studying, more research, more webinars, more paper and demo trading and the occasional live trading. As november was coming to an end I decided that I wanted to try "full time" trading on a live platform. I came up with a schedule and a trade plan and began trading full time on the 1st of December 2011. We are now in the 3rd week of the month and I'm quite happy with the results. I made back the 5% loss and with a 2.9% gain. So far it's about a 7.9 percent gain in 9 days. I still have a lot to learn, but I think I'm doing ok... I'm trying to make about 1% a day, and still a bit short, but either way I'm quite pleased. But of course, it's been only a few days of actually being "serious", so anything could happen. I'm hoping that this is just the beginning of good trading and not just a streak of luck or the beginning of total failure. I'm quite confident that if I stick to it the way I've been doing, things should be ok.
I'm pretty much writing for myself to keep track of the overall picture and as a mental excercise, but if anybody actually takes the time to read.... thanks in advance for your time. Hopefully one day I will be abe to be more active by posting something that's actually interesting to read. :)