As part of my PhD research (yes, I'm doing a doctorate focused on trading) I am looking into retail forex trader profitability. Since the whole question of whether 95% of traders actually fail or not is such a hot button topic, I figured I would take that on as a bit of a side project and share what I find with folks as I work through the numbers. I've posted some initial results on my blog in the post Starting to detail forex profitability data. As the title implies, it is just a start at this stage. There's a lot of data and a lot of ways to slice and dice it. Still, comments are very welcome - here or on the article itself.