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Can Day Trading be profitable for retail?

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Chances are, his figures are representative, though.

Which means you can expect a similarly-shaped curve at other FX brokerages. That should give you an idea.

Yes, if in doubt, apply the no-arbitrage rule.

If there's magically a much higher win rate trading futures instead of cash FX, then everyone would be trading futures and not cash FX. Otherwise, you usually have to trade off something to get that higher win rate, be it a higher cost of entry (market data, connectivity), higher operational risk, higher regulatory burden, lower liquidity, and so on.

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