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Interview with Positivebit (DARWIN TKT)
We've had the pleasure of interviewing Positivebit, the trader behind DARWIN TKT, TTK and BKP. $TKT maintained a D-score over 70 from the Summer of 2017 until October 2018 while $TTK won a DarwinIA allocation of 80,000.00 in September 2018. Positivebit, tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started and how long…
Why we don’t publish a DARWIN migration policy
Investable traders are Darwinex’s lifeblood. The better the traders, the more investor profits and AuM, the bigger the appeal for better traders. No growth strategy beats happy traders and investors because detecting, attracting and rewarding talent feeds a virtuous profit exchange. The flip-side of “trader/product first” is that we hardly market outbound, and most good traders…
Interview with FxAzil (DARWIN $CLA)
We have the pleasure of interviewing FxAzil, the trader behind the DARWIN $CLA. $CLA is based on a trading strategy which has been trading through the broker Darwinex since its inception in June 2016. Tell us a little about yourself.  How did you first catch the bug for trading and how long have you been trading…
How do good traders use leverage? (Part II)
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 simulating a…
How do good traders use leverage? – Part I
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…
Why You Too Should Join The Independent Trader Movement (1)
Welcome to the first episode of the Trader Nation Podcast, an encounter with you, traders and investors of the independent trader movement, in audio format. Hosted by Nick "The Moose" Batsford. Episode summary Darwinex exists because the Internet made possible what we like to call the "independent trader nation". In the background if this are several megatrends…
How To Download Tick Data in MetaTrader 4 & 5
This post describes how to download and save tick data offline, from both MT4 and MT5. Functional code samples (MetaTrader indicators) have been provided via GitHub, along with instructions on how to download and use them to begin extracting tick data from MetaTrader 4 or 5. Each tick data point extracted using this post's implementation contains:…
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