Forex Popularity Increasing

July 6, 2008

Based on Google trends, global search volume for the term "forex" has increased steadily since 2004.

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A Very Flat June

July 6, 2008

When June started, I said that I was going to try to be consistent in following my forex trading systems.  Fast forward one month and I did nothing I said I was going to.  Fortunately I know what the problem is.  I’ve been putting in overtime at my job and when I do have free time, I spend it concentrating on subjects relevant to my job.  How did this happen.  I’ve been trading forex over the last three years to become less dependent on corporate America yet I now find myself more dependent than ever.  Today I reflected on the last couple of months and came to this realization.  I’ve strayed far off the path to self sufficiency.  I want to get back on that path.  I’m going to try to do this now before it’s too late.

Six months through the year, my forex trading has produced a return of 3.6%.  I could have just as easily deposited the funds in a money market account and got about the same return in interest.  I have to pick it up over the next six months.  I plan on trading more by bringing additional systems online this month.  I still won’t risk more than 2% on any given trade but I believe that I have to trade more frequently than I have been.

I’ve updated all of my forex trading graphs that show my monthly profit/loss in USD, equity curve, monthly profit/loss percentage, rolling 12 month profit/loss percentage.

Rankings of the most visited forex websites were updated last week.

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