Anyone who thinks trading Forex can be accomplished with 100% certainty is either naive, a newbie, liar, misinformed, inexperienced or just plain stupid. Whenever you try to predict the future movement of anything, and you put your money on that prediction, you are gambling that your prediction is correct.
And if you can find a system that works MOST of the time, then you're a lucky bastard, and congratulations. I mean, hell... there are poker players who make a living gambling. A Good living. But that doesn't make it employment, nor investment what they're doing. They are freaking gambling, people! Wake the F up. You're not a bunch of retards, are you?
And again I see a post from either same guy with the a different screen name, or someone who didn't read the prior posts, asking to comment on a drawdown from the eisenhower era. Who gives a rat's butt what happened in 2002? Do you know what the world was like back then? Do you know what the underlying forces behind the currency pairs traded were in 2002? Do those conditions exist today? I personally think if an EA has been doing great this past year, then it'll probably do great for the next year, and never work again. That's my take at least.
You're never going to find an EA or strategy that's going to work always and forever amen. Market conditions, brokers, MMs, will always adjust things against it. You're lucky if it works for a year, let alone two. So stop the whining acting like scared children. Buy the EA, or don't. If you buy it, try it on demo. If it works, put some real money and if that works, put in more money. That's the way it works. What the F is this 'can you comment on what happened in 2002?'
What is he supposed to say? 'Um... well, in 2002 we just came out of september 11th, and so the world economy was recovering from a great shock, blah blah blah'. Is anything he says going to make you feel better? How about 'I wrote the EA to work only on odd numbered years'. I just don't get what answer he could give you to satisfy you. Is there any answer? Hell, if i wrote this EA, i won't know how to answer a retarded question like that.