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Maximum Difference between Equity and Growth Discussion

stevetrade (stevetrade)
Sep 30 2010 at 07:52
1408 posts
I realise you are still working on the equity curve to get more than just end of day figures on the charts.

However, I think it would be useful if you could calculate out the maximum difference between equity and growth.

Then could you add a filter for it on the system selection, so people would be able to filter out the systems that are massively into drawdown and also the systems that have at some point or other experienced massive drawdown at end of day?

11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.
stephanusR (stephanusR)
Sep 30 2010 at 09:25
216 posts
I don't think they will implement this due to the need for a high click through rate to see adverts. One could create a system that will filter out virtually everything and only zero in on those one or two systems that generates a gain within an acceptable risk reward ratio,but then nobody will click through the other systems. But I have voted for your suggestion. The risk: reward ratio determines the long term sustainability of a system.

ranesh (ranesh)
Sep 30 2010 at 09:37
257 posts
Steve - good idea. I suggested (in another thread in the suggestion box) including another column in the trade history to show for each trade the drawdown it was in before being closed either at profit or loss. I suggested this to be shown in pips for each trade closed. But now that they've included % change in the history, I think showing this drawdown for each trade in % is a better idea.

I'm not 100% sure I've understood your suggestion correctly but I think it would be great if just below the drawdown figure another can be introduced to show the maximum 'equity drawdown %' the account has ever experienced. So basically although a particular system is profitable it also gives a good indication of what kind of an equity drawdown to expect in the long term.

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