LABS

How To Identify Overfit Trading Strategies
15 November 2017

In this post, we describe the main features and behaviours of overfit trading strategies, and the risks they pose to both traders and DARWIN investors. Overfit trading strategies typically perform well in backtesting environments, creating the illusion that they exploit the market inefficiency being targeted, really well. However, when deployed in a live trading environment, […]

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Currency Index Indicator for MetaTrader 4
20 October 2017

In this post, we describe the purpose, composition, parity, calculation logic and construction of a Currency Index for each of the 8 major currencies. These include: EUR – Euro USD – US Dollar GBP – British Pound JPY – Japanese Yen AUD – Australian Dollar NZD – New Zealand Dollar CHF – Swiss Franc CAD […]

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DO’s and DONT’s of MT4 Backtesting
16 October 2017

This post presents a number of best practices for backtesting trading strategies in the MetaTrader 4 Strategy Tester. Watch the Webinar Recording by clicking here. Simulating a strategy’s historical performance correctly, increases the probability of it generalizing well to unseen market data in future. As such, it’s important that all backtesting be conducted robustly, careful […]

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Increasing investment capacity through leverage on the Darwinex platform
8 August 2017

If as a DARWIN investor you have the leverage option enabled, there is a way to increase your investment amount in the event that you have a profitable open position in a given DARWIN.   By way of example, let’s assume that: We have €5,000 invested in a DARWIN, The open P/L is €1,000. The […]

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Diversification rebates for investors
12 April 2017

Since the launch of Darwinex Reloaded, the investors in our platform are receiving a daily bonus in the form of return of execution commission: the new diversification rebates. So why have we decided to introduce this new incentive for investors? Many will think that we have gone mad, others that it is a dream come […]

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The transition from 20% to 10% of the monthly VaR
2 April 2017

As we have already explained in our previous articles, one of the main changes in Darwinex reloaded is the reduction of the monthly VaR of the DARWINS to 10%. At the time of introducing the new DARWINS with the the new risk profile, we have had to face up to various operational challenges: What do we […]

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