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Information about Outlook

papler
Nov 03 2010 at 04:46
6 posts
In the Community -> Outlook, at the bottom i see that it's data gathered only from real verified accounts. Is that true for all the data on the site, or just partially? The demo/real ratio got me confused, whether demo accounts are taken into account for calculation of short/long percentage and average short/long entry price.

Also, is there anywhere I could obtain history data for this?

Staff (Staff)
Nov 03 2010 at 12:08
1390 posts
Yes, it is based solely on real accounts' data. I'm not sure I understand the first part of your question - the data is collected from verified accounts only, and since not all accounts are verified, this doesn't take into account 100% of the accounts connected to Myfxbook. As to Myfxbook, there are both demo and real account types connected, so obviously we don't see a point in basing the data on demo accounts also.

The demo figure is just for informational purposes - since many users are confused by this figure, we've decided to remove it for now.

And as to the last question - currently it's not possible to obtain historical data, but it will added in the future.

papler
Nov 03 2010 at 16:49
6 posts
Ok thank you. Well the demo/real ratio is an interesting thing to see (i thought there'd be 90% demo accounts, instead of the 45% figure i saw when it was still up), maybe just some extra explanation (asterisk next to it) that it's no way connected to the other figures. Or could be a separate box in the bottom with a few statistics about demo accounts.

papler
Nov 04 2010 at 21:10
6 posts
Another thing that could be useful, i see that with the popular pair the number is rounded directly to the number of K lots, for EURUSD at the moment it's 3K. Perhaps rounding it to one decmial, so it's possible to see whether it's 2.7 or is it 3.2 kilo. (Or taking into account the significant digits... at 50 kilo lots it won't matter whether it's .2 at the end).

Oh and, a few days back the Total Won and Total Lost were approximately equal (i think won was even bigger than lost) and right now i see the Lost is far greater than Won. Was it an error before, or is it an error now, or maybe it was just that in the past few days the traders here lost approx $5 M.

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