Not a Straight Line Graph
We would all love to see our trading account increase by a set amount each day or week but unfortunately it can never look like that. The markets themselves are constantly moving and variable. The trading results are also variable. This means that there will be periods of high activity (and hopefully profits) combined with periods of low activity. This often depends on the effects of economic and/or political news. It is out of any individual's control.
The end result is that we will have ups and downs on our intended journey upwards. Like many other investments, it is all about ‘time in the market’. We shouldn’t panic when we get a few small losses in a row. In fact that is a good sign - it means that our money management systems are working as intended and preventing potential larger losses.