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PipGnostic its true, but I already run my own micro account fund... go to any fund manager who has a portfolio of clients and who knows exactly what they are doing and ask what their minimum investment terms are - Most wouldn't touch anything below £50K... it would take a very long time to see any returns (worthwhile) in commissions on lower accounts even with compounding...
The idea behind going for people with accounts that are of marginally lower value and in draw down is because realistically a lot of fund managers out there won't be interested, or have the patience to do it so you'll find that these account have been sitting quiet for a while. Of course when the client sees their account finally broken even then there's the hope of continuing to trade that account and gain access to further funding.
I do agree though - $1 to $1000 will pay off over time... but for me - I can and will be investing similar figures into my own fund each month, so to add clients to my portfolio id want considerably more to justify the extra time I will be spending whether its general day to day admin and reporting or even Account Management/Customer service... it all needs to be taken into consideration. Also the smaller the investment, the MORE hassle you have from clients... fact... another thing to consider.
And yes of course any person with half a brain will test a manager.. but the thing to remember is a) we all use FXbook and are all building up a credible track record which is a good start to gain SOME trust.... b) yes investors would invest a small amount to test the manager, but by the same account, a SMALL deposit from an actual worthwhile investor could be anything from 50K upwards...
Personally from what Ive learned over the years and knowledge I've gained from the traders I know who do have access to the 10m accounts, 100k is a standard entry/test figure for a worthwhile investment... then after you've proven your worth, 10million and upwards is more like the sensible amounts to be discussing once you have proven yourself to them with the smaller account.
Steve - sorry, I've been making a youtube video for some trading buddies Ive recommended myfxbook to - they were having trouble verifying so I made this for them today ( hence deleting the account - you can see for yourself... SO ill be verified again once myfx updates. Also NOTHING has changed in the account as you'll see - myfx includes all trades from the mt4 account. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Hi there Mr Woland - I'm in the third month of an Account Rescue which is linked and being verified within my profile - please feel free to follow the account.
Well thanks to the 1 on 1 training i've had for 3 years by a very successful trader who trades a $10million account, runs a mentor service, travels the world teaching people, has a published book, and is well respected in the real forex world.. thats not the case... i've been ready for some time. Just keep an eye on the results and they will prove themselves... Im not trading some rubbish EA (we all know EVERY single EA fails eventually) I trade a manual strategy I developed, I use both technical and fundamental analysis, and have several very strict entry and exit rules within my strategy and its all manual... I already have a year of Demo trades on this and am on the 2nd month of proving it on real money. Then you will be able to see that I know exactly what I'm doing.
Im not expecting investments or account handovers yet - although id confidently take them on - right now im generating the interest and contacts.
No offense but you don't have Live trading experience neither anything in the books to show.
1 year demo trading is good for nothing. The psychology of live trading is completely different from demo trading and no matter how good your mentor is, you and him are 2 different persons. Just because he is successful that doesn't imply that you will.
Before you rescue someone from ship wreckage you should prove that you can stay afloat in a real live situation and that is not done in 1 or 2 months. Nothing can guarantee your survival in the ocean.
Many before you have said the same thing and they sunk after a few good streaks of winning.
Mr Woland, After all of your advice I assumed you must be a very succesful trader, so I was disappointed to see that not only do you not have any accounts listed and verified with myfbook, your only activity here seems to be a) having a dig at other people here b) poaching for clients...
Look myfxbook is a community not a witch hunt - Im telling it like it is and im publishing my results and verifying them - time will tell and soon enough youll see. Im well aware of the psychology of trading - I took the time to learn about this before even looking at a chart, im well aware people are different, nothing can guarantee my survival in the ocean, then again nothing can guarantee yours.. the difference between me and these many other people you speak of - the system chasers, the crashers and burners, the bulls that turned to bears, the '95%' - ive already spent the time making mistakes , loosing money etc BEFORE building an online profile.
So youll see, but as mentioned this is meant to be a professional discussion, not a witch hunt, i appreciate you getting involved but looking at your profile and the only activity that happens im sure you and any bidy else here can understand where I am coming from.
Look I wish you all the very best, really, I do, but please Im not here to be preached at when you are telling me things I knew 3 years ago... but thank you all the same, genuinly.
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