Have you any clue to what ouliers are?
I teach these kind of things daily! Your problem is random sampling over a population which there does not exit any consistent pattern. Although fools think they detect a pettern only to learn later it's a misconception.
Programmers are not talented otherwise they would be professional traders making money lol. They are talented scammers out to get anyones money, that is what they ecel at, as for Malcoms Bullshitwells I don't read any losers achievements or I will end up like them. However I will read something from someone with a proven track record i.e has a fortune made from trading etc not someone pretending to have known another with a fortune from trading like 99% of scammers say they have.
I wouldn't mind seeing your MT4 statement (just the analysis table). That would if analysed correctly show statistically your chances of survival over an extended period of time and if your MM dampens your chances of success as time approaches infinity.
I disagree with the statement that Gladwell's sampling (in his book 'Outliers') was random, as he had selected the most successful people from all walks of life (definitely not a random sampling), and he tried to find the common feature of success among them. Which he did find.
So even though his study was not representative and scientifically speaking solid (i.e. it was mainly an observational study of the most successful people), his findings are very interesting and thought provoking.
On the other hand, I agree with your statement that we should emulate only those traders who have a proven track record and already made a fortune. On the other hand, MyFxBook is not the likely place to find them. For that purpose one should become a golf-club member in the Hamptons, Miami Beach, Marbella (Spain), St. Tropez (France) or in Monaco.
Should we make a fortune on Forex, probably we would be sipping Dom Perignon or Hennessy Paradis with the other rich guys in one the above golf-clubs and not writing comments in this blog...
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