The basis of the conclusions here seems a little odd to me. They state that “The survey request was placed on two FX online forums, Forex Factory and MyFXbook” - which to me suggests all the respondents were currently trading?
And yet, it continues, “More than 50% of all traders answering the survey, stated they had been trading for more than four years” and that, “more than half of the traders had experienced faced margin calls that have led to account-closing losses.” - In other words, these are current traders who have previously blown accounts but then continued with a new account (at least once).
This therefore suggests to me that the respondent base here probably omits traders who lost and gave up totally, because they surely would not be following these forums any more to have noticed this survey? When one considers this, together with the tiny sample size here, then one could anticipate that the losing rate is actually much higher……….
But enough of that, as @Falstaff reminds us:[quote=“Falstaff, post:81, topic:149861”]
this thread is interested in what the 5% do differently as defined by @eddieb - that is what makes this thread a bit “special” and I would invite progression in that direction from the dissertation you posted.