As one of the posters mentioned on the very first page of this thread, it depends how you measure success…
The original poster did say that the question referred to those traders who make a success out of their activity
while, at the same time, being in ordinary jobs, that is, not full-time traders or (Wall) Street operators or other
The question for me, sadly, is that this business is one that I play with a lone hand, and even though it may be lonely
at times, I probably prefer it that way, because I can be my own trader. Nothing wrong, indeed, with socialising, but
if I met other traders, maybe some who were more successful than me, I may start listening too much to their views
and start doubting my own instincts and trade in ways that suited them but not necessarily me.
Having said all this, I would absolutely love to try it, that is, meeting other Forex retail traders and just watch how they
did it, how they set up their work space at home; I would also like to talk about their work-life balance, and their bad
trading experiences… This would be a great joy, namely, to share the human side of trading, behind the anonymity of
someone behind a screen… As for trading WITH other people, no, I would not want to get involved with that: my trading
is for me alone to manage and steer.
Yes, there are stories of successful retail traders on this thread, and so it is definitely not a ‘unicorn’, as someone called