This question concerns the online brokerages that allow a person to open an account to trade in forex, futures, or options.
Here in USA, is there available statistics to show the percentage of account holders that are actually making a profit through trading in of these types of securities?
Note: This would probably be the amount users who have and who do not have a negative balance on their trading accounts. I would think that some numbers like this could provide information about the financial health of these firms (although it could also be used for drawing other conclusions) and for that reason should be of interest to some financial watchdog.
Is there statistics to show the amount of people who are making a profit in e.g. forex vs. futures?