VaR

Change from fixed VaR to variable VaR in the DARWIN assets

9 January 2020

Photo by ManelTor / CC BY   On January 11th 2020 we will be making changes in the way in which the Darwinex risk manager works. Here we will explain: The reason for the change The operation of the new manager The effects achieved The implementation of the change Appendix: Examples of popular DARWINs 1. […]

how good traders use leverage

How do good traders use leverage? – Part I

25 May 2018

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 […]

Value at Risk or VaR

14 July 2014

You all have read these disclaimers: “Trading may carry a high degree of risk to your capital” Indeed, trading is risky. But you’ll probably agree that not all trading strategies carry the same risk. Wouldn’t it be great to have one single risk measure that tells, at a glance, how risky a given trading strategy is? […]

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