It all depends. If I will take a guess, I would say a lot of traders are focusing on daily or even weekly either in pips/profit/percentages. I think to those who are a swing trader or even a position trader, they are probably looking into monthly, quarterly, or even yearly. Not everyone is the same. To me it doesn’t matter. Even if I only come out at least 20% guarantee this year. I will be more than happy because I know I can bit that Mutual Fund manager who handle my retirement fund as an example.
Also, keep in mind to those who currently hold a career/businesses and who have been working for the past 20,30,40 plus years from a regular jobs, they are looking at trading forex as a means of additional income (if any) to hopefully take more vacations etc. Not everyone wanted to owned a hedge fund company or handling other peoples money (personally I don’t) I think having a plan out and knowing what would you do (realistically) if you ever earned a penny or more trading Forex has to be in your plan not just how you plan your trade.
It is really fascinating to see what else can you do aside from Trading Forex …and you might find other hidden skills that you don’t know about. Life Balance is everything…