Q4 2014 Forex Trade Performance Review

Before the year comes to a close, I’ve decided to run a quick review of my forex trading performance for the last quarter of 2014. Here are my numbers!

Trading Performance

DATE TRADE IDEA P/L in pips P/L in %
Oct 9 CAD/JPY Forex Retracement +150 +0.63%
Oct 16 USD/CAD Support at 1.1200 Canceled Canceled
Oct 22 EUR/NZD Selloff to Resume? -275 -1.00%
Nov 3 NZD/USD Forex Retracement +100 +1.00%
Nov 11 AUD/USD Retracement to .8700? +150 +1.50%
Nov 13 EUR/CAD Pullback to Broken Support -100 -0.50%
Nov 24 GBP/NZD Double Top -500 -0.50%
Dec 9 GBP/CAD Retracement Play Canceled Canceled
Dec 11 NZD/USD Falling Channel Canceled Canceled
Dec 16 Long-Term Forex Correction on NZD/JPY Canceled Canceled

No. of Trade Ideas:  10
Trades Triggered: 6
No. of Wins: 3
No. of Losses: 3
No. of Break Even Trades: 0
Win %: 50%
Average Gain Per Winning Trade: 133.33 pips / 1.04%
Average Loss Per Losing Trade: –291.67 pips / -0.67%

Total P/L: -375 pips / +1.13%

I gotta admit, I was more busy than usual during this quarter, leaving me with less time and energy to focus on my trades. I was able to spot a few good setups here and there but I haven’t been able to wait for confirmation or manage my open positions properly. It ain’t easy juggling that with prepping for Thanksgiving dinner and shopping for the Christmas season!

What I’m proud of though is my decision to take it easy and refrain from forcing any forex trades. I did learn the hard way in the past years that half-baked trade ideas are better not taken at all so I took extra precaution in reminding myself to sit on my hands if I wasn’t feeling in sync with the markets.

Got any tips on how I could improve on my trading next year?


Happy time

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  • ForExchange

    Hi Happy Pip,

    you finished the quarter with a negative pip amount, but a positive equity. I think this shows perfectly that you have done a great job with trade and risk management. I wish you a great and successful 2015!


    • Thanks for the kind feedback and comforting words, haha. I wish you a great and successful trading year, too! See you around.

  • Andy B

    Hi Happy Pip

    Remove the left hand column regarding pips its irrelevant across those range of pairs. Make that column % of equity risk/drawdown then you can measure leverage used per trade & be more consistent. I would trade less pairs & trade more simple consistent trades. To me the range of trades taken here implies confusion. Interesting though so thanks for sharing. Ask yourself to explain your edge in simple terms to a non trader?

    • Thanks for checking out my blog and for sharing those suggestions!