DislikedEd Seykota ( from Market Wizards books and well known successful trader)...Ignored
So while the information is interesting, it is far from conclusive of exactly how many retail traders are profitable over the long haul. For me it is sort of encouraging. If more than 50% can make money in a 3 month period I would think there should be more than 5% making money over the long term.
I would love to see statistics from Oanda of how many traders were profitable over a one, two, three year period. But we probably never will because I don't think they are required to provide that.