There are clear criteria to match 1) The account must be real - no demo's. (please do not argue here that it is the same as a live acc. etc - the idea is not to engage in any arguments) 2) The account must be verified (please do not come and defend your unverified-but-want-to-participate account - there will simply be no interest) 3)DD must not be higher than 40% - (please. Once again. No justification for your above 40% dd, if it is higher - don't participate) 4)The account must be older than 3 months, maybe this is even still too young. 5)No martingales! (it might work for you, and I do not want to engage in an argument - just please keep to yourself and don't participate)
I would say the DD size should not be over 20% except if the account is real, over 6 months old and has the average profit at least close to what the max DD is. What good is account with 10% DD if its making 2% per month on average? That is the same as account with 40% DD and 8% profit. Then it is better to see an account that has 50% DD and 50% profit. If the trader is consistent in his performance, he can always lower the risk by factor of 5 and make a nice 10% per month on a very limited drawdown.
Sometimes it seems like some are forgetting that what is important is adjusted calmar ratio. Thats really the stat that tells you how good the system really is and not some random DD number which in it of itself doesnt tell you anything.
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