Darwinia: the trading challenge for trading skill

This video explains our monthly Darwinia trading challenge: why we run it, how it works, and what to expect if you win the allocation. We hope you enjoy it!

Darwinex is a profit exchange: we pair skilled traders with savvy investors for mutual, long term, benefit.

But finding consistent trading strategies to invest in is not easy. At Darwinex, we have developed proprietary algorithms that allow us to measure how attractive a given strategy is from an investor’s point of view.

Obviously, savvy investors don’t back losers… so how to find the winning needle in the random haystack? Introducing DarwinIA, the trading Challenge for traders committed to financial evolution.

It’s called DarwinIA for two reasons. The first is because of the darwinian selection it achieves: lucky returns count for nothing, so only the fittest shine. The second is because of how it’s done – by scanning for Investable Attributes (IA), skills that tell which trading strategies are worth investors’ capital.

That’s the secret. Like other Challenges, it tracks what returns were. Unlike others, DarwinIA answers HOW returns come about, by scanning every strategy for 6 core Investable Attributes that prove skill:

  • Experience: where returns sustained for long enough to rule out luck?
  • Discipline: does the strategy follow a pattern, deploying S/L and T/P?
  • Risk Management: is there trade and strategy level risk management?
  • Timing: if the strategy opened/closed trades slightly earlier/later would it make more/less?
  • Performance: does it beat random strategies with comparable risk?
  • Scalability: would returns scale if the strategy managed millions, instead of thousands of dollars?

What’s in it for investors? Do you know lucky monkeys capable of passing those filter AND winning at the same time? Wouldn’t you back strategies that win by proving the above Investable Attributes?

What’s in it for investable traders? Visibility! The Leaderboard ranks by investor-worthiness, and it’s credible because 1) as a 100% STP venue – we gain nothing by attracting investors to non-winners, and 2) we’re independent from the traders we advertise.

Last, but not least… what’s in it for YOU? If you’re committed to trading, DarwinIA diagnoses your progress, benchmarking you against others also trading for a purpose: seeding the skills that deliver long-term performance.


The evolution from TradeSlide to Darwinex…

What happened to TradeSlide?

Many of you reached out to us asking why we changed from TradeSlide to Darwinex. Of course, we owe you an explanation.

As you know, TradeSlide was launched with a view to empowering committed traders.

During the last year, we explo​red broker-partnerships for investors to back the most skilled traders on our luck-free Leaderboard. The thinking was: a rigorously rated PAMM service for talented trader & savvy investor benefit.

Entering conversations, we knew 3 things we would NEVER compromise:

  1. 100 % legal and morally aligned incentives
  2. ​best execution for traders and investors; and​
  3. making sure investors could only replicate strategies by paying traders for their full upside.

Our conclusion has been: we cannot guarantee all three by partnering up with 3rd party brokers.

Which is why we decided to evolve to Darwinex: the trader & investor profit exchange.

What is Darwinex?

Darwinex holds both an FCA (UK) asset manager and an FCA (UK) STP only broker license.
For those who sign up at Darwinex , we already offer:

  • FCA (UK) regulated, 100% STP, low latency, conflict free execution on MT4
  • Tight DMA spreads (we’ll NEVER apply mark-ups!) for transparent commissions
  • Darwinia: a darwinian trading competition to diagnose your investable attributes (discipline, experience, risk management, timing, performance and scalability)

Darwinia Leaderboard

Darwinex is already a very competitive broker and your roadmap to improve as a trader. Shortly, we will be an investor gateway: a game-changing investment platform that will launch once your investable track-records populate it. 

We´re evolving to THE 1 stop-shop where independent traders get legally paid for trading. Which makes YOU the missing link in financial evolution.

To make the most of Darwinex, you can sign in with your existing TS username and password and link any existing MT4 or cTrader account – all brokers supported!

 If you do not have a TS username and password, just click here to link your account and have your trading strategy diagnose and analysed. It’s 100% free!

Now you know!

TradeSlide has evolved to Darwinex. It’s not only the name that has changed. We have taken a step forward to stick to our vision. The name is different. The vision remains the same: Darwinex empowers committed traders to live off their trading. Prove you are a consistent trader and we will do our best to bring you investors.