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GoodvinJ
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GoodvinJ 2014.10.30 06:56 

Here are my EA tests (MT4) (see attached image).

The results show that there were the following drawdowns:

Absolute drawdown: 34154.58

Maximal drawdown: 43694.00

But I can't see these values on the graph. The maximal drawdown is about 17000 on the graph.

What's wrong? Is there a bug?

Graph

SYED NAUFAL GADDAFI
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SYED NAUFAL GADDAFI 2014.10.30 08:10  
Maximum drawdown is the maximum negative history in equity minus balance.
GoodvinJ
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GoodvinJ 2014.10.30 13:34  
Do you see that value on the graph? There should be the specified difference (43694), but I don't see that.
SYED NAUFAL GADDAFI
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SYED NAUFAL GADDAFI 2014.10.30 13:55  
goodvinj:
Do you see that value on the graph? There should be the specified difference (43694), but I don't see that.
If you say that, maybe a little bit more homework should be done.
GoodvinJ
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GoodvinJ 2014.10.30 15:14  

Can you explain me? I see only one possible cause: the graph doesn't show the real extremums.

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2014.10.30 16:01  
goodvinj:
Do you see that value on the graph? There should be the specified difference (43694), but I don't see that.
You can't see it on the chart as equity curve (green) is drawn only when an order is closed. Between 2 orders you can have big drawndown (mainly with a martingale system) and you can't see it on the chart.
GoodvinJ
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GoodvinJ 2014.10.30 16:19  

OK, then my guess is correct.

Thank you very much.

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