I finally decided to withdraw all money from this account, and close it. That’s because Pip-Factory was earning IB commission rebates, and now that I'm no longer a client, I don't intend to pay them any cent from my future trading activity.
By the way, the up-trending equity curve in the recent months in this account is very misleading. They were using an “average down forever” trading method, also known as “when the price is falling, keep buying, since eventually it has to come back up, right?” Obviously they were wrong, and eventually the reality caught up with them, as show in this post: https://fb.me/2z5vUDWar
He who thinks he can, and he who thinks he cannot, are both right. ~ Henry Ford