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DarwinIA winners Q1 and Q2 review | Six months of DARWINs’ in 2021

Six months into the 2021 DarwinIA, it’s time to take a look at the who’s who of DarwinIA winners so far.

What is DarwinIA?

For those unfamiliar with DarwinIA, DarwinIA is Darwinex’s prop trading allocation. Every month Darwinex invests up to €7.5 million in the top 120 DARWINs. The DARWIN providers get to keep this allocation for six months and earn performance fees.

Every month the top 3 “winners” (really, there are 120 winners, but this would take too long to mention them all individually) are displayed on the website, shared across social media and mentioned in the DarwinIA winners edition email.

Thus giving these DARWIN providers more exposure. All DARWINs in DarwinIA are eligible to attract third-party capital.

All 120 DARWINs that receive allocation are published on the DarwinIA standings page.

DarwinIA winners.

December 2020*

EEY – mufxtrading – €17,000

HEO – wavetrading – €44,000

NWO – Positivebit – €252,000

January 2021

XYQ – Jhui – €165,000

TDD – TwentyEight – €300,000

TVG – trizzard – €45,000

February 2021

FFV – monira – €233,000

BAX – corni – €116,000

OOP – TradeSignalMachine – €35,000

March 2021

QJU – BearVsBull – €32,000

IZU – Taigosan – €300,000

LWK – LEVAN – €32,000

April 2021

NVL – Farid – €22,000

VVC – VictorD – €71,000

IVP – PiKG – €37,000

May 2021

SKI – StokesBay – €360,000

VRT – VolcanoFX – €163,000

OOS – pepewin – €252,000

*Allocation is based on the previous month’s performance. So DARWINs who receive their allocation in January will have been top performers in December.

All DARWIN allocations have been rounded down to the nearest €1,000.

The first thing that stands out is that there have been 18 different DARWINs from 18 DARWIN providers who have won allocation in the last six months.

Remember that Darwinex allocates capital to the top 120 DARWINs, not just the top 3. For instance, NWO, who won the December DarwinIA, has more recently placed 5th in April, and 38th in May, earning them €180,000 and €60,000 respectively.

Due to the vast quantity of high performing DARWINs receiving DarwinIA allocation, this post can only highlight the top 3 performing DARWINs of each month.

The second thing is that there have been 18 different DARWIN providers. This variety highlights the competitive nature of DarwinIA and trading in general.

This competition is of benefit to both Traders and Investors alike. For Investors, it provides them with an outstanding variety of Investment options. For Traders, it encourages them to look for new ways to create positive returns.

So 18 different DARWINs from 18 different DarwinIA winners. How’s that for Diversification?

Big or small. It doesn’t matter.

It’s also good to see smaller accounts getting excellent size allocations. If you look at EEY and NVL, for instance. EEY has 21x their equity in DarwinIA allocation; NVL has 19x. NVL also has six investors.

This highlights that you don’t need a large account to make a difference. This is the very ethos DarwinIA is built upon. Helping traders achieve their full potential, with an avenue into attracting third-party capital.

However, on the other end of the spectrum, you have the likes of TDD who has €300k from DarwinIA and over $100k from 26 investors, IZU with €420k from DarwinIA and $119k from 10 investors, and SKI with €492k from DarwinIA and $386k from 79 investors.

It really doesn’t matter if you have a small account, a larger account, a few investors or lots of investors. If you have a trading strategy that performs well, you stand a chance of attracting third-party capital.

If you’re a trader and you don’t already have a Darwinex account, you could be missing out.

What will happen in Q3? Another three different winners? Or will one of the existing providers add some more allocation to their DARWIN?

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Benefits of Portfolio Diversification

Importance of Trading Consistency using Investible Attributes with Darwinex

In the previous post on trading consistency, the focus was on the consistency of returns. A strategy with the same fixed take-profit and stop-loss levels will generally have a high returns consistency.

However, not all strategies follow these fixed take-profit and stop-loss levels. Seasonality strategies, for instance, usually have time-based entries and exits. The entries and exits will be at the same time of day, or week, or month. Similarly, the exit criteria will usually be at a specified time.

A strategy that opens a trade at London Open and closes the trade at London Close is an excellent example of a seasonality trade. Now, this strategy trades in a consistent manner, but the returns will have a higher variation than a strategy that uses a fixed TP/SL.

Does this mean that a lower returns consistency means a lower trading consistency?

Not at all; it just means another way of measuring it is needed. For this reason, Darwinex created the Duration consistency (Dc) Investible Attribute. The (Dc) IA measures the consistency of when a trade is closed based on using time as a factor, not the returns.

With this in mind, it’s reasonable to assume that a DARWIN with a high (Dc) score may not have a high (R+/R-) score. As an investor, you can use this knowledge to provide clues on how the underlying strategy may operate.

Of course, the underlying system may have multiple components, in which case it may have high or low scores in both Investible Attributes. The key take-home point here is that you have tools at your disposal to help you make informed choices.

As traders and investors, that’s all you can do. Make the best decisions you can with a suitable amount of information and data.

If you need further insight on Darwinexs’ Investible Attributes, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@darwinex.com and we’ll be happy to help.

Brought to you by Darwinex: UK FCA Regulated Broker, Asset Manager & Trader Exchange where Traders can legally attract Investor Capital and charge Performance Fees.

Risk disclosure:
https://www.darwinex.com/legal/risk-disclaimer


Content Disclaimer: The contents of this video (and all other videos by the presenter) are for educational purposes only, and are not to be construed as financial and/or investment advice.