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Re: Darwins
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2019, 09:31:03 PM »
Hi nwboater,

No worries at all.  I invested in the darwin VSA

Good performance, low drawdown on both the Darwin and underlying strategy. Plus they have not been migrated from another broker. Good potential in this one I feel.

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Re: Darwins
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2019, 02:39:51 AM »
Some nice darwins emerging - one ( zvq) with an incredible 8-year history although in my view performance should always be- judged from the system migration date - remember these are true results complying with latest euro margin trading rules.

https://www.darwinex.com/darwin/HFD.4.17/
https://www.darwinex.com/darwin/ZVQ.4.5/
https://www.darwinex.com/darwin/FSK.4.12/

I always take a look at the underlying strategy to see how they trade without the darwin filters - some may be just too risky...although the opposite is the case for zvq with just 2% DD in the master account.



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Re: Darwins
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2019, 03:55:35 AM »

the high five is very nicely traded.

using info from futures makes total sense to me.

and all have very low dd as well.

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Re: Darwins
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2019, 11:45:24 PM »
Some nice darwins emerging - one ( zvq) with an incredible 8-year history although in my view performance should always be- judged from the system migration date - remember these are true results complying with latest euro margin trading rules.

https://www.darwinex.com/darwin/HFD.4.17/
https://www.darwinex.com/darwin/ZVQ.4.5/
https://www.darwinex.com/darwin/FSK.4.12/

I always take a look at the underlying strategy to see how they trade without the darwin filters - some may be just too risky...although the opposite is the case for zvq with just 2% DD in the master account.


Thank you for this information Peter.  Checked out ZVQ.  Looks promising.  I agree with about analysing Darwins after migration dates.  Good advice

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Re: Darwins
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2019, 02:52:58 AM »
Darwinex has made considerable improvements to it's website this year, one of which allows you to set your own 'investible attributes' filter. These are unique to Darwinex and two are particularly important to avoid Marti Grids it appears - LA ( Loss Aversion) and RS ( Risk Stability). Any score lower than 4 means higher risk.

A low (<4) LA means the trader lets his losses run and RS measures how stable the system is and how likely it will stay within the 10% VAR (value at risk).

So going back to my last three 'promising' Darwins ( selected for best 3-month performance with high Darwin score) post only one Darwin meets the low LA / RS criteria - HFD - with good LA and RS scores as well as good overall performance and low divergence.

Darwinex is still far from perfect  - making some systems performance considerable worse than the unfiltered track record; but it does more than any other site to filter out rogue systems and provide a level playing field for potential investors..

This highlights how easy it is to hide dangerous trading practices and is still an industry-wide issue with most signal/managed signal providers still ignoring the issue by not using an outright ban.

To put this into perspective, out of the 200 Darwins originally listed only 2 remain active/profitable. They now have 2000+ which means you have a 1% chance of picking the right one - we therefore need all the ammunition we can get!!
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Re: Darwins
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2019, 05:53:53 PM »
I am new to Darwinex have an account but still demo period slow learning curve..have some comments maybe it is supported and I have not seen it.

1) Is there a way to add comments to a Darwin so you can see them and not go through the research again, like comment(This trader is martingale or gid or fake stats broker history)

2) The same way you have favorites to have a black list or other lists of Darwins

If not all the above must be done externally any how it helps to see notes and avoid Darwins which you do not like.

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Re: Darwins
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2019, 07:12:24 PM »
I am new to Darwinex have an account but still demo period slow learning curve..have some comments maybe it is supported and I have not seen it.

1) Is there a way to add comments to a Darwin so you can see them and not go through the research again, like comment(This trader is martingale or gid or fake stats broker history)

2) The same way you have favorites to have a black list or other lists of Darwins

If not all the above must be done externally any how it helps to see notes and avoid Darwins which you do not like.

Cheers nc!

 

I don't know about adding comments but if you want a list of Darwins you don't like that could become huge! There are over 2,000 Darwins and probably most are not investable.

I can understand what you are looking to do though - not keep looking up the same ones over and over. You might consider adding this as a request at the Darwinex Community.

For keeping track of misc information I have found Microsoft OneNote to be very useful and it's now free with Win10. Over the last few years I've accumulated a lot of Forex info that I have well organized and is quickly retrievable. I use it for many other things besides Forex too.

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Rod

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Re: Darwins
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2019, 09:41:57 PM »
I am new to Darwinex have an account but still demo period slow learning curve..have some comments maybe it is supported and I have not seen it.

1) Is there a way to add comments to a Darwin so you can see them and not go through the research again, like comment(This trader is martingale or gid or fake stats broker history)

2) The same way you have favorites to have a black list or other lists of Darwins

If not all the above must be done externally any how it helps to see notes and avoid Darwins which you do not like.

Cheers nc!

 


Hi NC.  I am sure there is not an option to research Darwins like you are asking.  What I would advise is to go to the Darwinex Community page and then select the 'Portfolio & DARWIN' section, You can search topics/thread on specific Darwins that maybe a Darwin provider has started or that other users are discussing.

Hope this helps

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Re: Darwins
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2019, 10:32:30 AM »
Potentially good future Darwin prospect here...excellent LA and RS values; but as it has only recently migrated onto their platform, would need to watch for a few more months..excellent R:R, and the trader obviously believes in his own system by forking up 10K USD of his own money and also like the fact that it is discretionary..

https://www.darwinex.com/darwin/XEI.4.9/


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Re: Darwins
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2019, 04:01:11 PM »
Thank you petersurrey.  This DARWIN does look promising.  Will add to my favourites

 

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