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Question for all demo contest lovers..........

M.Kasravi (kasravi)
Apr 10 2013 at 08:49
25 Posts
I would say thats a go. wunderbar!
Not giving a quarter away.
germantrader
Apr 13 2013 at 21:14
32 Posts
hi Kasravi

thanks for jumping in and Your comment. always helpful. would be nice if some other traders will jump in with their opinion.

cheers
germantrader
Apr 20 2013 at 21:33
32 Posts
hi

are you guys trading the contest manual or with EAs? any answer is very much appreciated. does any one know why in the last contest on myfxbook no EAs were allowed?

cheers
BasketScalper
Apr 21 2013 at 17:03
13 Posts
germantrader posted:
hi Guys

I need your help again. please let me know if those pairs are enough for a trading contest? or to many?

EUR/USD
GBP/USD
AUD/USD
NZD/USD
USD/JPY
USDCHF
USD/CAD
EUR/JPY
EUR/CHF
GBP/JPY
EUR/GBP
GBP/CHF


thanks
For me the contest conditions would be a demo account with at least 200:1 leverage on an ECN type account and for the pairs personally i trade only EURJPY and DAX ( i love the german index)
germantrader
Apr 22 2013 at 05:26
32 Posts
BasketScalper posted:
For me the contest conditions would be a demo account with at least 200:1 leverage on an ECN type account and for the pairs personally i trade only EURJPY and DAX ( i love the german index)

hi and thanks for posting.

hmm, we want to give 10k account with 100:1, dont You think that 10k and 200:1 is a bit risky and could be more a kind of a gamble?

please keep posting Your ideas and opinions. we will soon beta testing. I dont know if I can post our website, so if an admin will see this posting , please let me know if it is allowed.

cheers
BasketScalper
Apr 22 2013 at 12:45
13 Posts
Yes for sure some persons could gamble a bit and 100 should be enough, personnally i prefer daily contests cause i don't have the time to trade every day, here is an example of prizes you could give (based on an existing contest) :



Preference between direct cash or trading account, i prefer that the money goes in a trading account.
If you are not autorized to post the link could you send me a pm.

Anhänge:

germantrader
Apr 22 2013 at 15:15
32 Posts
Hello Basketscalper

thank You very much for the posting and the interesting input.

You write that You prefer Daily contests because You dont have the time to trade every day. please let me try to understand this sentence :)
You mean that because You dont have time every day to trade, a weekly or monthly contest would not be good for You?
but for a Daily You could take Your time and choose a day to participate. is that right?

interesting opinion that You prefer the cash award in a trading account and not to Your private account. because most of the traders I talked to, they are happy to get the money to their private account and then want to decide with which broker they want to trade in real and how much of the award to risk.

I assume that the price ranking You gave as an example is for a Daily

thank You for the offer to PM You. I will PM You as soon we schedule the first beta contest and send You an invitation.

cheers
BasketScalper
Apr 22 2013 at 19:54
13 Posts
Yes, you're right.
And sure that it's depending on the broker( for the money)
But every trustable and good broker is ok for me.
Yes it's an example for the daily contest.
BasketScalper
May 02 2013 at 15:58
13 Posts
Another idea : instead of looking for the highest balance, the winner could be the one with the highest sharpe ratio.
germantrader
May 02 2013 at 17:28
32 Posts
Hi Basketscalper

thank You that You didnt forgot me 😄

I am not so familiar with the sharpe ratio but I quickly read about it and if I understood it right, I think it is a good idea. at least it sounds fair to me.
but I ask myself why is it not used by other contest provider?

I will over the weekend PM You with info about our site. we are live and beta. first beta contest for bug finding should start at he beginning of next week. it wil be a weekly demo contest.

thanks for the input, very much appreciated.

cheers
BasketScalper
May 03 2013 at 09:32
13 Posts
I think the others don't use it cause it's more complicated to use it cause it needs a calculation.
germantrader
May 03 2013 at 21:52
32 Posts
Hi BasketScalper

Calculation shouldnt be a problem today. it should be easy to implement it. the question is if it makes sense. it is a pity that not many traders here want to jump in and discuss it.

thanks again for the input

cheers
Hunaini (hunainian)
May 03 2013 at 22:32
10 Posts
Just for an example about such a contest, you can see on instaforex daily or weekly and monthly contest with some very good contest rules, examples:

Monthly Trading Terms on Great Race contest

        1. After the Contest registration is completed the Participant becomes a demo account holder.
        2. Initial deposit is 100000 USD for all participants and it cannot be changed. (this deposit could be vary)
        3. 1:500 leverage. (this is vary too, depend on the deposit) but all insta contests use 1:500
        4. Demo account is opened for every step of the Contest.
        5. All orders put at non-market price are destined to cancellation. The Contest Administration reserves the right to disqualify an account, in case it was employed for trading at non-market quotes.
        6. Contest participants may use Expert Advisors and any trading strategies without restrictions. (this optional)
        7. Major currency pairs and Forex crosses are the only available trading instruments at the Contest.
        8. Minimal trade volume is 0.01, maximal - 10 lots. A step is 0.01 lots.
        9. Contest participant can change his trading account to Swap free by contacting the Support Department.
        10. The maximum number of open trades including pending orders is 5.
        11. Stop Out level is 10%.
        


All trader can only open 5 order with 10 lot max. Including pending order.
And the other charts cannot open, only major currency could.

This is a very good for money management and skill to trade. a Trader cannot gambling with their contest account. They will be stick to their strategy, whether intraday, scalper, or swing trader, etc.

It only a suggestion to you. Please take a look on their contest rules. Daily or weekly or monthly.

Cheers
a little profit now, and will become a huge profit later
germantrader
May 04 2013 at 19:20
32 Posts
Hi Hunaini

thank You very much for your posting, each opinion is very helpful.

lets start with 100k initial deposit and leverage 500:1. dont You think that is far to much to have 500:1 leverage? the 100k initial deposit I think that 100k or 50 or even 10k are somehow acceptable and will not have a big impact on the gambling effect.
if I am wrong please correct me.

I agree that this rule all in all gets very near to real trading. but for example the stop out level of 10% seems a bit tough and I am sure that most of the traders will not like it.

but please get this conversation going, because it is very helpful to find a good and acceptable rule. but what I am wondering if traders are really interested in a more strict rule or they like to have this gambling rules?

cheers
germantrader
May 09 2013 at 10:12
32 Posts
Hi Guys

I thought I will inform You that our first weekly beta demo contest is starting on Sunday night and is open for registration. $1000 CASH Prize Pool.
I will not post here our address because I respect this forum but if some one is interested I will PM.

to admin if this posting was not acceptable , I apologize and please take it down 😄

cheers
M.Kasravi (kasravi)
May 14 2013 at 08:18
25 Posts
I'm interested,
Not giving a quarter away.
germantrader
May 14 2013 at 08:23
32 Posts
Hi kasravi

You missed this weekly because it started yesterday 😞, but registration is open for next weekly demo contest 😄

I will PM You. thanks for the interest.

cheers
BasketScalper
May 14 2013 at 10:21
13 Posts
There is another improvement that could be made, on the contest toplist when we hover over flag it could give the country name instead of 'country' like now.
germantrader
May 14 2013 at 10:46
32 Posts
Hi Basketscalper

thank You for the feedback. I forwarded it to the IT team to take care.

very much appreciated

how is it going for You? are You in the top list?
BasketScalper
May 14 2013 at 10:51
13 Posts
Yes my contest name is Condor so for the moment i'm at a good position.
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