I'm not sure that your drawdown calculation is correct. My biggest drawdown happened recently and was about $700 on a $30k account and my drawdown calculation jumped to 19.2%. It was actually about 1.92% instead. So if you could please double check my math and let me know I'd appreciate it. Check https://www.myfxbook.com/members/mlollar/splitdecision-live/14794 and you will see on about 7/8 the dip. Mike
Happens to my account too. It seems to me that the way myfxbook calculates drawdown is by measuring the peak-to-trough distance. In this case, the distance is your percent return difference. Not the best way to measure a drawdown I would say.
1.) For Your Closing Loss - The Drawdown damage of that Losing trade
2. Equity Drawdown - The Swing Percentage from when you Open a position and when you close a Position. Display a Simple Candle for each Trade. Open- High- Low- Close.
Now we have an accurate way to determine who has a High Risk appetite and who is willing to close at a Loss. Many systems are scared to have a Loss, Therefore their Drawdown percentage does not reflect the True Equity Drawdown.
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