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Apr 12, 2015 at 12:17
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Member Since May 10, 2014   11 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 07:00
nzkiwi posted:
Adribaasmet posted:
snapdragon1970 posted:
robertvolta posted:
Here is my profitable account.

Just over 24% over a one year period.

https://www.myfxbook.com/members/robertvolta/volta-gnuace-one/2318727

Please review and provide feedback as you see fit. I would love to chat with someone who is providing their system as a service to other investors.

Thanks in advance!

Stop loss is pretty big
Win Vs Loss improvement wouldn't go a miss.
I really agree with you, SL is too much big; maybe he is taking extra care on the SL.

I personally don't like accounts where the draw down is 25% but the monthly profit is only 1.78%. Imagine what the drawdown would be if they cranked up the lot size to get a monthly profit of 5%. Probably a blown up account.

Thanks for that. It's currently at 50:1. The margin requirements would have to be a bit more aggressive if more monthly profit is desired. It is manageable.
We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Member Since Nov 21, 2017   8 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 07:06
mmltd posted:
robertvolta posted:
Here is my profitable account.

Just over 24% over a one year period.

https://www.myfxbook.com/members/robertvolta/volta-gnuace-one/2318727

Please review and provide feedback as you see fit. I would love to chat with someone who is providing their system as a service to other investors.

Thanks in advance!

You are always in a huge drawdown...closing winners for a few pips and letting the losers run for a long time...all I see is a gambling account.

Hi, you have a great trading system, keep it up.
PLAN YOUR TRADE AND TRADE YOUR PLAN
Member Since Nov 21, 2017   8 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 07:06
GLIFX posted:
EA Trading Update...

https://www.myfxbook.com/members/GLIFX/day-trading-ea-glifx-784/1766264

nice EA!
PLAN YOUR TRADE AND TRADE YOUR PLAN
Member Since Apr 18, 2017   920 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 07:07
Pikasso posted:
100% algo, no martingale, no grid. The strategy can be followed on darwinex strategies exchange with 20% performance fee only.
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/Pikasso/scr/1997123
See description.

Yes, it’s an old account, really appreciated. But the return is not much attractive.
Member Since Jan 25, 2010   1360 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 09:36 (edited Apr 25, 2018 at 09:42)
robertvolta posted:
mmltd posted:
You are always in a huge drawdown...closing winners for a few pips and letting the losers run for a long time...all I see is a gambling account.

Thanks for the feedback and your opinion. The live results are almost identical to back testing and demo. A running drawdown was expected.

Good to see someone that takes 'negative' feedback and disparaging comments in a positive manner. With an attitude like yours, I'm certain you will succeed one way or another.

Each to their own strategy/system. Don't ever let the losers (trades and people) bring you down! 😎

HODL as applied to forex. Well done so far, sir! 😁

Member Since Apr 18, 2017   920 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 12:36
BluePanther posted:
robertvolta posted:
mmltd posted:
You are always in a huge drawdown...closing winners for a few pips and letting the losers run for a long time...all I see is a gambling account.

Thanks for the feedback and your opinion. The live results are almost identical to back testing and demo. A running drawdown was expected.

Good to see someone that takes 'negative' feedback and disparaging comments in a positive manner. With an attitude like yours, I'm certain you will succeed one way or another.

Each to their own strategy/system. Don't ever let the losers (trades and people) bring you down! 😎

HODL as applied to forex. Well done so far, sir! 😁


Exactly, it is! By the way, what about your attached video? It’s not working!



Member Since Jan 25, 2010   1360 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 13:37
AniLorak posted:
Exactly, it is! By the way, what about your attached video? It’s not working!

Video works for me. Maybe you are missing video codecs or your settings prevent you viewing the video?
Member Since Mar 09, 2018   143 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 13:55
BluePanther posted:
robertvolta posted:
mmltd posted:
You are always in a huge drawdown...closing winners for a few pips and letting the losers run for a long time...all I see is a gambling account.

Thanks for the feedback and your opinion. The live results are almost identical to back testing and demo. A running drawdown was expected.

Good to see someone that takes 'negative' feedback and disparaging comments in a positive manner. With an attitude like yours, I'm certain you will succeed one way or another.

Each to their own strategy/system. Don't ever let the losers (trades and people) bring you down! 😎

HODL as applied to forex. Well done so far, sir! 😁


What are you talking about? It has been a year since the account started and the account hasnt made any money. In fact the equity is is at about -2%. How can you say well done if there has been no profit for a year? If you believe what you said, you have very low standards...
Member Since May 10, 2014   11 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 14:34
It is expected to have a running drawdown for the lifetime of the system operation. Profits\losses are realized on closed trades. Closed trades broke the 24% mark for one year.

The positions in drawdown recover after some time going positive and others may then be in drawdown.

That's how it tested and performed prior to the live account. As it is behaving the same live, am I quite happy with the results and consider it a successful launch.

Might you have some good examples of your trading to view and discuss?

Always looking to learn. Thanks in advance.
We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 14:38
robertvolta posted:
It is expected to have a running drawdown for the lifetime of the system operation. Profits\losses are realized on closed trades. Closed trades broke the 24% mark for one year.

The positions in drawdown recover after some time going positive and others may then be in drawdown.

That's how it tested and performed prior to the live account. As it is behaving the same live, am I quite happy with the results and consider it a successful launch.

Might you have some good examples of your trading to view and discuss?

Always looking to learn. Thanks in advance.
Such system does not make any sense.
If you invest lets say 10,000 and keep 2,500 in open loosing positions forever it is like loosing that 2,500 as you cannot withdraw them nor trade them.
Member Since Jan 25, 2010   1360 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 16:04 (edited Apr 25, 2018 at 16:35)
sjkhaushu posted:
BluePanther posted:
robertvolta posted:
mmltd posted:
You are always in a huge drawdown...closing winners for a few pips and letting the losers run for a long time...all I see is a gambling account.

Thanks for the feedback and your opinion. The live results are almost identical to back testing and demo. A running drawdown was expected.

Good to see someone that takes 'negative' feedback and disparaging comments in a positive manner. With an attitude like yours, I'm certain you will succeed one way or another.

Each to their own strategy/system. Don't ever let the losers (trades and people) bring you down! 😎

HODL as applied to forex. Well done so far, sir! 😁


What are you talking about? It has been a year since the account started and the account hasnt made any money. In fact the equity is is at about -2%. How can you say well done if there has been no profit for a year? If you believe what you said, you have very low standards...

Your assessment of his performance is clear and true. I appreciate your perspective.

However, I support his positive attitude to criticism and his valiant efforts. Also, has he not been 'successful' in other respects? Success is not always measured in 'dollars profit' but many other metrics: 'dollars lost' for example, and consistency another.

You may consider I have low standards - perhaps low standards is what one requires to survive? You cannot always have high expectations or you will always be disappointed. I consider I have gratitude that his account has lasted as long as it has.

He is also successful in fulfilling the criteria better than many other attempts in this thread:

1) The account must be real - no demo's. (please do not argue here that it is the same as a live acc. etc - the idea is not to engage in any arguments)
2) The account must be verified (please do not come and defend your unverified-but-want-to-participate account - there will simply be no interest)
3)DD must not be higher than 40% - (please. Once again. No justification for your above 40% dd, if it is higher - don't participate)
4)The account must be older than 3 months, maybe this is even still too young.
5)No martingales! (it might work for you, and I do not want to engage in an argument - just please keep to yourself and don't participate)

And on those points he deserves to be congratulated don't you agree? 😉
The 'wooden spoon' for profits; gold medal for everything else. 😄
Member Since May 10, 2014   11 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 19:18
Thanks for your opinion.

I consider it the DD cost of doing business. If you open a restaurant, you have to buy stoves, refrigerators, food, etc. Then you make a profit beyond your sunk costs.

I don't mind that position for the consistency of returns.

We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Member Since Mar 04, 2018   14 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 19:20
Member Since Sep 16, 2016   31 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 19:20
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/soulmysoul/slow-steady/2506788
- Top tier broker
- Fully verified account
- No Martingale, Grid, Scalping, Arbitrage strategy
- Monthly profits between 10-30%
- DD as low as possible, never over 15%

For many it might be small percentage gain, but the people who are long enough in this business will know its DD instead of profit which counts in the end.
Member Since Nov 27, 2015   107 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 21:19
soulmysoul posted:
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/soulmysoul/slow-steady/2506788
- Top tier broker
- Fully verified account
- No Martingale, Grid, Scalping, Arbitrage strategy
- Monthly profits between 10-30%
- DD as low as possible, never over 15%

For many it might be small percentage gain, but the people who are long enough in this business will know its DD instead of profit which counts in the end.

Please, tell the people who know a lot about this, explain to us that we do not know anything, if the maximum DD will be 15%, why not only open the account with 15% of what they really want to invest, so they do not have 85% of the money stopped uselessly
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Member Since Jan 25, 2010   1360 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 23:08 (edited Apr 25, 2018 at 23:32)
sjkhaushu posted:
What are you talking about? It has been a year since the account started and the account hasnt made any money. In fact the equity is is at about -2%. How can you say well done if there has been no profit for a year? If you believe what you said, you have very low standards...

With results such as mine, how else can I contain my praise for his performance?
He is a George Soros compared to me - a modern-day alchemist! 😁

Give credit where credit is due. He deserves some respect (I can hardly say the same for myself).

NB. This is NOT a profitable account (yes, wrong thread for this account)





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Member Since Jan 25, 2010   1360 posts
Apr 25, 2018 at 23:30 (edited Apr 26, 2018 at 00:01)
fxinvesta posted:
soulmysoul posted:
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/soulmysoul/slow-steady/2506788
- Top tier broker
- Fully verified account
- No Martingale, Grid, Scalping, Arbitrage strategy
- Monthly profits between 10-30%
- DD as low as possible, never over 15%

For many it might be small percentage gain, but the people who are long enough in this business will know its DD instead of profit which counts in the end.

Please, tell the people who know a lot about this, explain to us that we do not know anything, if the maximum DD will be 15%, why not only open the account with 15% of what they really want to invest, so they do not have 85% of the money stopped uselessly

togr posted:
robertvolta posted:
It is expected to have a running drawdown for the lifetime of the system operation. Profits\losses are realized on closed trades. Closed trades broke the 24% mark for one year.

The positions in drawdown recover after some time going positive and others may then be in drawdown.

That's how it tested and performed prior to the live account. As it is behaving the same live, am I quite happy with the results and consider it a successful launch.

Might you have some good examples of your trading to view and discuss?

Always looking to learn. Thanks in advance.

Such system does not make any sense.
If you invest lets say 10,000 and keep 2,500 in open loosing positions forever it is like loosing that 2,500 as you cannot withdraw them nor trade them.

So succinct! Kudos robertvolta:

robertvolta posted:
Thanks for your opinion.

I consider it the DD cost of doing business. If you open a restaurant, you have to buy stoves, refrigerators, food, etc. Then you make a profit beyond your sunk costs.

I don't mind that position for the consistency of returns.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. 😎


Member Since Jan 25, 2010   1360 posts
Apr 26, 2018 at 00:11 (edited Apr 26, 2018 at 00:42)
fxinvesta posted:
soulmysoul posted:
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/soulmysoul/slow-steady/2506788
- Top tier broker
- Fully verified account
- No Martingale, Grid, Scalping, Arbitrage strategy
- Monthly profits between 10-30%
- DD as low as possible, never over 15%

For many it might be small percentage gain, but the people who are long enough in this business will know its DD instead of profit which counts in the end.

Please, tell the people who know a lot about this, explain to us that we do not know anything, if the maximum DD will be 15%, why not only open the account with 15% of what they really want to invest, so they do not have 85% of the money stopped uselessly

Sorry, the way I read your question seemed like you were being a smart arse. Please improve your English skills to prevent such a misunderstanding.

Maybe you are sincere in your question? Perhaps you do not realise you need to have available margin beyond the margin your broker requires for your open positions?

The reason is to reduce the risk of a margin call - where the broker will force-close your positions and you may lose your entire account. Please refer:

Link 1: https://www.babypips.com/learn/forex/margin-call-exemplified
Link 2: https://www.investopedia.com/university/margin/margin2.asp

I am in no position to elaborate. You are also a George Soros compared to me. 😎
Your results are amazing, considering your lack of knowledge and yet many years' experience. I am honestly impressed. You are a born trading prodigy. Congrats to you also sir! 😎


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Member Since Nov 27, 2015   107 posts
Apr 26, 2018 at 00:43
BluePanther posted:
fxinvesta posted:
soulmysoul posted:
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/soulmysoul/slow-steady/2506788
- Top tier broker
- Fully verified account
- No Martingale, Grid, Scalping, Arbitrage strategy
- Monthly profits between 10-30%
- DD as low as possible, never over 15%

For many it might be small percentage gain, but the people who are long enough in this business will know its DD instead of profit which counts in the end.

Please, tell the people who know a lot about this, explain to us that we do not know anything, if the maximum DD will be 15%, why not only open the account with 15% of what they really want to invest, so they do not have 85% of the money stopped uselessly

Sorry! I assumed you were being a smart a** asking this question when you have more than 5 years experience.

Maybe you are sincere in your question? Perhaps you do not realise you need to have available margin beyond the margin your broker requires for your open positions?

The reason is to reduce the risk of a margin call - where the broker will force-close your positions and you may lose your entire account. Please refer:

Link 1: https://www.babypips.com/learn/forex/margin-call-exemplified
Link 2: https://www.investopedia.com/university/margin/margin2.asp

I am in no position to elaborate. You are also a George Soros compared to me. 😎



man, my question is simple logic, if you say that when you get to 15% of DD, you assume the loss and you retire, because if you continue, you will overcome that 15%, you assure that you will NEVER exceed 15%. margin call or not, you are out, I still think that you have 85% of your investment stop uselessly, I can give you my vision of the market, if I invest x amount of money, my goal is to increase it, I care very much for the money deposited, but, once I have profit, I increase the risk, I do not know about you, I personally do trading to obtain profits, and you do not have gains if you do not take risks, calculated risks, technician enters me, technician closes me oparations, in my personal vision of the market, I have 0% DD, never, I was never below the initial deposit, for myfxbook, I have a DD of 30% I do not share that philosophy, and you believe me, I live on my trading, I trade my money not the others....
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Member Since Jan 25, 2010   1360 posts
Apr 26, 2018 at 00:55 (edited Apr 26, 2018 at 01:24)
soulmysoul posted:
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/soulmysoul/slow-steady/2506788
- Top tier broker
- Fully verified account
- No Martingale, Grid, Scalping, Arbitrage strategy
- Monthly profits between 10-30%
- DD as low as possible, never over 15%

For many it might be small percentage gain, but the people who are long enough in this business will know its DD instead of profit which counts in the end.

fxinvesta posted:
man, my question is simple logic, if you say that when you get to 15% of DD, you assume the loss and you retire, because if you continue, you will overcome that 15%, you assure that you will NEVER exceed 15%. margin call or not, you are out, I still think that you have 85% of your investment stop uselessly, I can give you my vision of the market, if I invest x amount of money, my goal is to increase it, I care very much for the money deposited, but, once I have profit, I increase the risk, I do not know about you, I personally do trading to obtain profits, and you do not have gains if you do not take risks, calculated risks, technician enters me, technician closes me oparations, in my personal vision of the market, I have 0% DD, never, I was never below the initial deposit, for myfxbook, I have a DD of 30% I do not share that philosophy, and you believe me, I live on my trading, I trade my money not the others....

I think I understand you now. I doubt he refers to a hard stop loss at 15% considering his qualifying statement 'its DD instead of profit which counts in the end'.

Rather, he possibly has expectations that based upon the calculated average daily/weekly/monthly variances (+%/-%) of the pairs he trades he expects drawdown to never exceed 15%.

But forecasts based upon past data is never certain and cannot predict Black Swan events:
Scenario 1: No hard stop @ 15% + Black Swan = Potential account loss >100%
Scenario 2: Hard stop loss @ 15% + Black Swan = Expected maximum account loss 15% (85% preserved)
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