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New functionality: Backtests & Darwinex Score

25 August 2016

Since we introduced our algos & analytics more than 3 years ago, lots of algorithmic traders reached out to us requesting a tool to analyse their backtests’ Darwinex Score & Investable Attributes.

As always, your wish is our command. These are good times for algo traders because we have just launched the brand new backtest-functionality! You can now upload your Mt4 backtests in .HTML & .csv format so our algos can analyse your backtest’s VaR, D-Score, Darwinia grades etc.

How does it work?

Having your backtest analysed and diagnosed is pretty simple. All you’d need to do is log in to Darwinex and select “Backtest” in the “Trading Accounts” section.

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Once there, you’ll be asked to choose a base currency for your backtest, as well as a strategy name, etc. Also, as you can see below, you’ll need to pick the format of the backtest you are about to upload (MT4 backtest in HTML, MT4 statement in HMTL or backtest in .csv format).

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Once done, click the “Upload” button and our algos will calculate your account’s basic statistics (return, DD, etc.) as well as more complex variables like VaR, D-Score, Investable Attributes, etc. within a few minutes.

Please note that backtests’ results will not be publicly visible, they will be available only to you at the bottom of your “Backtest” section (see “Uploaded Backtests” in the screenshot above).

Backtests vs. demo accounts

The advantages of uploading a backtest vs. a demo account are numerous. First, you don’t need to spend days (or even weeks or months!) to build a track record and test how it would have performed.

Secondly and more importantly, our algorithms do analyse the D-Score & investable attributes for backtests, whereas demo accounts are analysed for basic figures such as return and DD only. This makes backtests way more powerful to optimise your strategy than demo accounts!

The one thing backtests & demo accounts have in common is that neither of them are eligible for DarwinIA or for investors.

 

We hope you like the new backtest feature, feel free to get in touch at info@darwinex.com should you need assistance.

 

 

 

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Important update on XAUUSD liquidity

24 March 2020

Please be informed that  high volatility across the markets is leading to sharp moves in indices & currencies and spreads in the spot market have widened dramatically. Specific to XAUUSD, liquidity within the futures market remains thin and unstable mainly because refineries are shutting down and it is impossible to move metal. We are doing our best to […]

Please be informed that  high volatility across the markets is leading to sharp moves in indices & currencies and spreads in the spot market have widened dramatically.

Specific to XAUUSD, liquidity within the futures market remains thin and unstable mainly because refineries are shutting down and it is impossible to move metal.

We are doing our best to manage these issues for you, however please note that XAUUSD pricing may be erratic and  intermittent in the coming days.

Please remain aware and vigilant to the increased risk on XAUUSD trades.

May we finally wish you and your beloved ones all the best for this COVID19 crisis.
As always, at info@darwinex.com we remain at your disposal should you need assistance.
Stay strong,
Your Darwinex Team
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FCHI40 and SPA35 Equity Index CFDs Update

20 March 2020

In light of the shortselling ban introduced in France and Spain, as of market open on Sunday 22nd March 2020, the opening of short positions in the FCHI40 and SPA35 Equity Index CFDs will be no longer allowed until further notice. The closing of existing short positions, as well as the opening and closing of […]

In light of the shortselling ban introduced in France and Spain, as of market open on Sunday 22nd March 2020, the opening of short positions in the FCHI40 and SPA35 Equity Index CFDs will be no longer allowed until further notice.

The closing of existing short positions, as well as the opening and closing of new long positions will continue to be permitted in these assets.

Please don’t hesitate to write to info@darwinex.com with any questions you may have.

Launched: New DarwinIA Pages

17 March 2020

We introduce you to the new style of DarwinIA information and ranking pages, our monthly capital allocation.

Why

Let’s face it – the previous version was too complex – trying to explain how it worked, how to enter plus the standings for the month was just too much.

The Leaderboard ranked all participating DARWINs by rating. Running month rankings and final winners lacked visual distinction. Not to mention when DARWIN providers checked their own standings… and to top things off – legacy standings were only available from our blog :-(.

What

We’ve split information in two:

  1. The Leaderboard proper
  2. How it works, and how to participate (aka, the explanatory page)

The new DarwinIA Leaderboard

  • includes links to final standings for any previous edition,
  • visually highlights winners, focusing on the top 3 DARWINs,
  • lets you share standings with the world, and
  • intuitively provides all information relating to your own DARWIN(s) & DarwinIA.

DarwinIA

The new DarwinIA explanatory page features

  • new copy,
  • a prize calculator,
  • prize distribution and rating variables are visible at all times
  • instructions to enter DarwinIA, and
  • a FAQ section.

 

Both pages are now mobile-friendly as well!

What’s next

The Hall of Fame! Expect a major redesign later this year!


Do you like the new DarwinIA design? As always, your comments and feedback are welcome.

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Darwinex COVID-19 Update – Business almost as usual

Hope you’re doing great, given the circumstances. Here’s a quick update from the other end of your trading: We’re processing unprecedented volumes with 0 market risk. Your data remains/flows as usual – via the cloud. Everyone’s working from home – as contingency planned. Our Prime Brokers are fully operational, conservative and well capitalised. Let’s all stick […]

Hope you’re doing great, given the circumstances.
Here’s a quick update from the other end of your trading:
  1. We’re processing unprecedented volumes with 0 market risk.
  2. Your data remains/flows as usual – via the cloud.
  3. Everyone’s working from home – as contingency planned.
  4. Our Prime Brokers are fully operational, conservative and well capitalised.
Let’s all stick together, pray for our elderly and medical heroes, and hope governments make the right decisions.
If you need anything, we’ll be right here!
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We’re no longer offering the XPTUSD (platinum) asset in our broker

16 March 2020

As of today, we’re no longer offering the XPTUSD (platinum) asset in our broker. No new positions will be allowed to be opened and those traders who have open positions will be asked to close them. Our broker prioritizes offering instruments liquid enough to be traded by DARWINs. XPTUSD no longer meets this criterion. Please […]

As of today, we’re no longer offering the XPTUSD (platinum) asset in our broker. No new positions will be allowed to be opened and those traders who have open positions will be asked to close them.

Our broker prioritizes offering instruments liquid enough to be traded by DARWINs. XPTUSD no longer meets this criterion.

Please don’t hesitate to write to info@darwinex.com with any questions you may have.

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Margin increase for index CFDs (Retail Clients)

12 March 2020

Our margin requirement for index CFDs for Retail Clients is changing tomorrow, March 13th 2020, around 15:00 GMT. The measure is due to the recent increase in market volatility. The new margin requirement will be 6% for all index CFDs (before it was 5%) except for SPA35 for which it remain 10%. It will remain […]

Our margin requirement for index CFDs for Retail Clients is changing tomorrow, March 13th 2020, around 15:00 GMT.

The measure is due to the recent increase in market volatility.

The new margin requirement will be 6% for all index CFDs (before it was 5%) except for SPA35 for which it remain 10%.

It will remain in place until further notice and will affect both existing and new positions.

Kindly make sure you have enough available margin and equity in your account for the new margin level.

Need help? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@darwinex.com.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. -- % 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.