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KovWiz23
Jul 05 2018 at 12:38
34 posts
Hello fellow traders, how much do you think is a 'high drawdown'? 20%? 30%?

I believe based on the amount 'invested', there would be differing 'definitions' and tolerance as well, so maybe you could split up your answer into a core account and a tactical account.

Thanks.

Ben Nathan (BenNathanFX)
Jul 06 2018 at 06:37
137 posts
From an investment point of view you need to aim to keep it less than 5% if possible... returns wise, anything over 10% a year is worthy of consideration but its all about the consistency

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KovWiz23
Jul 08 2018 at 06:11
34 posts
BenNathanFX posted:
From an investment point of view you need to aim to keep it less than 5% if possible... returns wise, anything over 10% a year is worthy of consideration but its all about the consistency


Hi Ben, thank you for sharing your opinion.

SCR Traders (Pikasso)
Jul 08 2018 at 09:04
160 posts
Drawdown is relative term. If you make 25% profit annualy, you can't reach 20-30% of DD. 5-8% is your maximum.

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KovWiz23
Jul 08 2018 at 11:06
34 posts
Pikasso posted:
Drawdown is relative term. If you make 25% profit annualy, you can't reach 20-30% of DD. 5-8% is your maximum.


Interesting take, so what do you think is a good Drawdown: Profit ratio?

sjkhaushu
Jul 08 2018 at 13:56
143 posts
Yeah, DD is very relative. One of my most important metrics is average monthly profit vs max DD. For me a good system has the ratio of 1:3. Basically it means that average monthly profit has to be at least 33% of max DD to be considered as an investment opportunity.

Now, max DD you see on myfxbook is not actual max DD. You have to ask the trader what the worse case DD is and that should be the max DD. For example an account shows 5% monthly profit and 5% max DD so far. If a trader tells you that max allowed DD is 15%, then the ratio is 1:3.

There are a only a handful really good systems on myfxbook so you need to be very careful.


Professional4X
Jul 08 2018 at 20:39
1189 posts
Drawdown isn't a data point of primary concern over the long term.

Consider this, if you have a DD of 10% and then one day a trade goes bad, and another and another, and those 3 bad trades go against the account, and you end up with 60% DD because of one day of your trades. But prior to that, you had a great DD.

If we take into consideration when, why, and how the DD occurred, then it's a more realistic analysis of the account.

If however, the strategy being used for trading regularly uses 60% DD against the account, then it's a serious problem for the investor. It means that they aren't using safe money management, and they are probably trading with a higher leverage than they should be.

There is a BIG difference when trading 0.5 lot size on a $100.00 account, and trading 0.5 lot size on a $100,000.00 account.



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Roman Mueller (lddd)
Jul 09 2018 at 05:27
12 posts
sjkhaushu posted:

There are a only a handful really good systems on myfxbook so you need to be very careful.



And these are?

SCR Traders (Pikasso)
Jul 09 2018 at 17:32
160 posts
KovWiz23 posted:
Pikasso posted:
Drawdown is relative term. If you make 25% profit annualy, you can't reach 20-30% of DD. 5-8% is your maximum.


Interesting take, so what do you think is a good Drawdown: Profit ratio?


1:3, no less

Trading system developers and strategy providers.
goyankees85
Jul 10 2018 at 06:42
118 posts
Think of it this way... Everyone talks about keeping it under 5% Perfect! However, after the first loss, what is the probability that your next order is in the same direction in less than 48 hours after taking the max loss. All in all you are thus risking much more in the short term because of your bias after your loss. Most people dont adjust their SL after rollover or swap deduces from your account making that 2% or 5% automatically shrink the day after day. Most people don't even follow that simple rule. Risk what you believe you can earn on profit side. 1 to 1 and anything less isnt worth it.

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