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Sharpe Ratio – A Reliable Measure of Performance?
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…
MetaTrader EAs: The "Set & Forget" Myth [EAS-II]
This is the second post in the MetaTrader Expert Advisor [EAS] series we've begun recently. In case you missed it, here's a link to the first post: Commercial Expert Advisors: everything that glitters is not gold. If you're wondering what "set & forget" means, it's a common catch phrase used widely by many commercial MetaTrader EA vendors. It implies…
ZeroMQ – Transaction Reporting via MetaTrader (ZMQ-III)
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 Previous posts in this series relied heavily on the Request (REQ) / Reply (REP) communication…
Constructing a Currency Portfolio in MetaTrader
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.…
P.5-A.01 Working with Darwin Time Series Data
Working with DARWIN Time Series Data in R (MLD-II)
This post describes how to prepare and analyse OHLC time series objects in R, from DARWIN datasets available publicly on our GitHub profile. * UPDATE (FEB 20, 2019): The datasets referenced below are no longer available on GitHub. Unlike the introductory posts in this series (see below) where we focused on environment configuration and fundamentals, from here on…
P.5-A.02-3Reasons Why you Should Have a Darwi
3 Reasons Why You Should Have A DARWIN
In this post, we are going to explain the 3 main advantages of becoming a DARWIN provider. But before you start reading it, let me ask you 3 simple questions: Are you a trader? Are you even a talented trader? Do you dream of living off your trading talent but have no assets under management…
P.5-A.03-Introducing Darwinian Dividends
Introducing Darwinian Dividends
Darwinian Dividends The DARWIN Exchange will soon pay Darwinian Dividends (April 2018) in addition to success fees on the current DarwinIA notional capital allocation .   If you're wondering: Why add Darwinian Dividends? Where do the dividends come from? How is the amount determined? Read on for all…
Machine Learning on DARWIN Datasets (MLD-I)
Machine learning in essence, is the research and application of algorithms that help us better understand data. By leveraging statistical learning techniques from the realm of machine learning, practitioners are able to draw meaningful inferences from and turn data into actionable intelligence. Furthermore, the availability of several open source machine learning tools, platforms and libraries today enables…
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