That's too funny. No, no neckless goons on the doorstep yet! 🙄
You know, that's the way the cookie crumbles some weeks. Overall the software is 2,341.5 pips net POSITIVE since first trade March 2/10 on the new back-end trading server so at our 1:1 recommended sizing that is about 23.4% ROI in 3.8 trading weeks.
Have a good one... t.
ps - About half of the pain this week was self-inflicted... The order sizing was doubled and we happened to catch the bad ones. From now on order sizing adjustments will be restricted to 25% at a time. Oh well, live and learn as they say.
The period from March 8/10 when this account was opened with $13,616 until April 8/10 has been removed from the history as it does not reflect actual account trading practices. During this time period the sizing was too small, and then changed at inopportune times to various larger sizings, which caused the account balance and equity for the first month to not properly reflect our since-standardized trading practices and generally the VT trading engine's performance.
As of April 8/10 we started running this account at our 1:1.5 ratio base order sizing money management, so for continuity of calculation of return rates, etc., the reporting point has been changed to April 8/10.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THIS DISCLOSURE:
The period of March 8 to April 7 when we were not running our 1:1.5 mm rule the account was down slightly less than 6% (something like -5.87% or so.) Removing this period causes the effective starting balance of trading to be $12,820 on April 8/10, making the percentage return since April 8/10 to be around 6% higher due to cutting out the first month. This higher percentage return is of course the ACTUAL percentage return from the time this account was traded at the 1:1.5 standard as noted in the previous message (i.e., from April 8/10.) Hiding the initial period has been done in order to accurately reflect actual performance at the system with the uniform money management rule of 1:1.5, not to hide information from those who are interested to view the performance. We believe that this first month of this account's operation, at various money management ratios that changed from day to day, to not be relevant the account's performance. It is important when evaluating this decision to bear in mind that during that first month which is removed from the statistics, the trading engine itself was performing perfectly well, averaging 136 pips earned per day from March 3/10 (when we began tracking the performance with the other 1:1 account) until April 6/10.
This is a trade copying account controlled by the master account, just like all of our client accounts. This one is running at a higher money management of 1:1.5. Client accounts earned well over $100,000 in May 2010.
bluemele posted: So, what is happening with your trading, is this an expected issue with August? Just curious.
The same with me, my system went crazy bad in august. Maybe because of the holidays the market changed its rhythm so dramatically. It was backtested and forward tested and when I started using it live in august all it did was b......t.
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