The longer time an EA, cBot is operating the higher the chances are of a higher draw down. The first year running, under 10% draw down is very good, The second year under 15% is acceptable, the third year 20%. Draw downs higher then 20% a year reflects taking too much of a risk of the trading account. 25% draw down as Franck Cirna suggested should be the maximum allowed depending on the strategy at place. More about this and other risk & money management principles can be read at RMMRobot.com
25% is my maximum DD, actually this 15% was due an error of lot size calculation. During backtests my DD did not exceed 13%. I keeo strict money management rules.. Im more concerned about my DD than profit.
Hi Franck, there might be spikes of the draw down, as in your case. It's very important however that we are aware of this and make the necessary changes needed to bring down the risk. You have the right attitude and I'm glad to hear you are more concerned about the draw down in the first place, then profit. Profit is the outcome when the DD is in control.
shen139 posted: Hi, I had some problems with the Swiss franc in the past (:) and I slowed down for some time but lately I started again with good and steady profits. This is my primary account (I don't use systems): https://www.myfxbook.com/members/shen139/zetah/1474723
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