LABS

How do good traders use leverage? (Part II)
25 June 2018

This post continues the discussion on optimal leverage that we began in the first part of this series. Today we shed light on the hypothesis, modelling and results phases of a study conducted by Darwinex Labs, wherein they quantitatively demonstrated the long-term impact of incremental leverage on trading strategy performance. Particular emphasis was laid on […]

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How do good traders use leverage? – Part I
25 May 2018

Good traders know that no more than between 5:1 and 10:1 D leverage is required to achieve 20% to 60% returns per annum, at 10% VaR. Background In a recent Spanish podcast episode, Darwinex CEO Juan Colón shed light on behaviours of successful DARWIN providers (traders) at Darwinex. Insights shared were as a result of […]

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The New Formula of the D-Score: Everything You Need to Know
8 May 2018

In this post we explain the new formula of the D-Score, our flagship metric that certifies the quality of listed trading strategies and their associated DARWINs. THE AIM OF THE D-SCORE Some of the most frequently asked questions by traders, of us and themselves alike, are: How does Darwinex evaluate the quality of its own algorithms? and, […]

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TIPS

New Feature: The Effect of Spread on a DARWIN’s Purchase Cost
31 October 2018

We’ve released a new feature affecting the process of buying a DARWIN which will benefit especially those investors who practice active investing with DARWINs. It’s called “Quoted price” and incorporates the buying cost of a DARWIN due to spread. Initial negative divergence and its root cause There are investors who, due to the type of investing they […]

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Download Historical Tick Data
30 October 2018

Access to your broker’s historical tick data is an important pre-requisite for reliable backtesting of trading strategies. In Darwinex we’re transparent, which is why we were aware that offering access to our historical tick-level data was a pending task for us. That’s why we’re so happy to be able to announce that we provide all our live trading clients […]

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New Chart: Evolution of Divergence
9 October 2018

As you may already have noticed, we’ve launched a new feature recently that both DARWIN providers and investors will find useful. Until now, values for only the average monthly divergence and latency were displayed on a DARWIN’s listing. This latest update now also enables you to visualize the evolution of divergence over time. What is divergence? […]

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.