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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 […]

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, […]

Sharpe Ratio – A Reliable Measure of Performance?

8 March 2018

This post describes some of the shortcomings of the Sharpe Ratio, that render it a non-optimal tool for measuring the performance of a trading strategy. For your convenience, the remainder of this post is organized as follows: What is the Sharpe Ratio and what is it used for? Where and how does the Sharpe Ratio […]

ZeroMQ – Transaction Reporting via MetaTrader (ZMQ-III)

16 February 2018

In this third installment of our ZeroMQ series, we describe how to use ZeroMQ in non-MQL trading strategies to get the following information: Account Information (e.g. equity, margin, balance, etc) Trades at market (live or pending) Historical Trades If you haven’t already, please consider reading the following posts before proceeding further in this article: ZMQ-I: […]

ZeroMQ – Trade Execution in MetaTrader (ZMQ-II)

31 January 2018

This post builds on the contents of the previous article in this series, namely ZeroMQ – How to Interface Python/R with MetaTrader 4. Therein, we proposed a solution to creating trading strategies in ZeroMQ supported programming languages outside the MetaTrader environment, with the latter simply acting as the intermediary to the market. Leveraging ZeroMQ’s convenient […]

Constructing a Currency Portfolio in MetaTrader

24 January 2018

This post describes how to construct a currency portfolio composed of any number of currency pairs (from those available on the Darwinex platform) and allocations, in MetaTrader. A few common use-cases for constructing currency portfolios include: Studying the correlation of a trading strategy’s returns to market volatility. Trading currency strength instead of single pairs themselves. […]

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