I apologize in advance if this has been answered before and I couldn’t find the answer, but here is my question:

Have there been any traders who have provided proof for forex winnings of ~100% or more annually for several years in a row? From what I have heard, 40% annually is doable for a very good forex trader, but I am just wondering if anything higher would ever be in the realm of possibility over a longer time period? Or is that just my pipe dream?

Higher risk=higher return
That’s a very simple rule.Right?
I believe that 40% annually is not a bad return if you concentrate on your long term planning.Trade forex like a business man,like managers not gamblers.Forex is a big giant evil for gamblers and gamblers always listen to their feelings,they don’t use their brains,they don’t play like big players and in the end they lose everything(beloved money).
Also,it depends upon your investment amount.It depends upon how much can you lose?It depends upon how experienced you are?If you have a big capital than 40% annually is a decent return.Feel safe,be safe!

If that’s the case then perhaps a trader would like to show me their 40% per month…ill even settle for 20% a month over a 12 month period…any takers, nope, didn’t think so

incog13, Think of what’s feasible, as a conservative and cautious trader you risk 1% per trade and aim to get 2% profit, so you make say a net profit on average of 2 trades a week, 4% a week, then you can look for yourself the impact of compounding this over 12 months.

Use years as the number of weeks, where you’ve earned 4% on average, 50 trading weeks in a year.

Put in Initial - the amount of money you would start to invest with, then 0 per month, you wont be putting more money into your account.

So for example start with 1000, and in 50 weeks @ 4%, you have 7364.52

Simple example that illustrates it is, say in year 1, I make 100%, then in year 2 I make another 100%, then year 3,4 and 5, in year 5 I have made since day 1, a cracking 3200%, which over 5 years would be an average of 640% a year.

Purplepatchforex, I agree with your conclusion, but not necessarily with your assumption. Although a conservative trader might aim for a double-up return on any single trade, I don’t agree with the assumption that they will have a success rate of 100% on their trades. And I think that makes a lot of difference in terms of annual returns.

But still, I imagine getting 1% expected value per trade at two trades per week would net one over a 200% annual return, by some rough calculations.

But setting aside theory, the question of proof still remains: has anyone yet provided proof of multiple years of such returns while trading forex?

Somewhere probably, but you have to watch out for a lot of fake stuff people pump out too. I seem to think generally if people are making a lot of money like really a lot, they might not be sat on babypips forums