Thanks for sharing. I understand that history doesn't indicate future performance and that it will take me months to develop my own system for earning 3% per month average, and that some months can swing really, really low and some can swing really, really high. I just wanted to make sure that 3% was a realistic target to aim for in the long run.
My dream is to someday reach the point where I have generated enough profits to build a diverse investment portfolio (including stocks and bonds) that generates $60,000 a year passively through dividends, and make the other $40,000 - $60,000 from actively trading forex and possibly options.
If I can average a 3% return per month after ten years of active trading, then I have a good chance at making that dream a reality before I hit retirement age. Once I get that passive income rolling, then I can quit my job and live full time as a trader and enjoying the ability to travel and take control of my own time.
Also, is there a place on the forums where I can have sort of a running diary of my travel down this path, or would I be better suited setting up a free blogspot or wordpress.com blog?
EDIT: I went ahead and setup my own blog on wordpress.com. Doing so gives me somewhat more control over the platform, and I think it provides a better reading experience. If anyone wants the address, just let me know.