I just browsed by another super successful system. The trades were locked as usual.
So here's one with the trades open.
This system is not viable. It will fail on this amount. I can make it work $1 000 000 plus with separate MM software. But anything less than that is not viable.
Look at the stats. Gain 241.99%, Abs gain 241.96%.
Actual gain is 42% in a month, blistering fast, but not long term sustainable. I expect to be margin called in a week or so. I guess I could always TP out, but that wouldn't help prove the point.
And here is why 'professionals' have issues with EA's. They think we think we can trade this. I have no illusions about that, but chasing 30% per annum on $10k isn't worth my time. On $1 000 000 I don't have to chase it, I'll tell the software to do it and it will do it, but I don't have access to that type of cash. So I don't try perform like a professional, it's not worth it.
So damned if I do, damned if I don't....
If the figures are locked folks, browse right past. I and thus anyone can show you exactly what I want to until myfxbook goes to an equity based system.
On this account equity swings can be 30% in a day. On a $1 mil account that be 30% / 10 =3% / 10 =0.3%, so suddenly it's a manageable figure. I see it, I wait for the high swing and close out say 30% of the portfolio. No real risk. Equity swings drop to 0.1%
If you have $100 and lose 10%, you have $90. If you take $90 and add 10% you have $99, not $100. To recover from a 50% equity swing I have to make 100%. I can't allow the swings.
30% in a day is 3 bad days and I'm out. 0.3% is a year of bad days.
So now I can play performance, how much do I want? I go look at draw down. And adjust the trade sizes to what is acceptable to the portfolio. At this rate 4.2% a month would require 3% draw down so far on $1 mil...
Kicks Buffet's butt, but who'll risk a bar on a demo? So 1000% per annum on 1k, here we come....
On pairs I'll trade up to 24. These were in preparation for a European master account, and the pairs were what those investors would expect to see.
The new account that arrives on this master will always be 10k euro, and although I can trade the 6 figure account, I can't trade the new account coming in. Just can't make it work on these trade sizes. The minimum trade sizes is 100 times to big.
A 10k mini is the same as a 100k standard, even at 100k at 30% per annum it's not worth my while. Do 30% profit $30 000 I get maybe $3000 fee for a year. Diving is $10 000 a month and then I do nothing. No responsibility, wake up, go blow bubbles, don't die and when I'm done I go drink beer in Asia, vs. 1000 screaming clients...
As long as we call it what it is. Most of these ninja locked system are this type of system. They look awesome, but not viable.
Easy to run on a big fund and kick some sand in eyes where required for a while at least. Put away in the good days, when it folds walk away, markets did it, but for mere mortals like me, who actually wants to be ethical and provide something that works...sigh...the battle continues...and this is why the amateurs will rule eventually, we have to fight that much harder.
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