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. 😄
Well, he is not fulfilling the most important criteria which is profitability. If there is no profit, all other criteria fulfillments are useless. I am sure we can agree on that.
But I agree on your second point, many people only look at realized profits and forget about the DD as their expectations are too high. What good is an account thats making 20% on average per month for 5 months if the DD is 60% and account is always in danger of blowing up? Instead people should focus on ratios between avg profit and max DD.
May I beg to differ?
1. I do not see 'profitability' on the list of criteria - though I do note the title of this thread 'Show your profitable account here.'
2. 'If there is no profit, all other criteria fulfillments are useless.' I agree, but THERE IS PROFIT (albeit the current drawdown negates that).
3. 'Lies, damned lies, and statistics.' Meaning, do not put too much faith in the numbers - numbers can be interpreted in various ways.
I appreciate you summarising his true account's performance - it has basically gone nowhere since inception when taking drawdown into account. Now, I most certainly agree with you ON THAT. And I thank you for pointing this VERY IMPORTANT fact out - good observation Sherlock Holmes. 😎