The last year of 2018 I sow in the signals/metatrader4/ananit2 that in the months from July to December I have a loss of 100% I can't understand why is that, I made sure to not have this results, and for the last 3 or 4 months I had green numbers, but my surprise that now in January yo changed all to 100% of lose, can you please explain me why is that?? because in all the year around never I had a margin call to have this lose.
Can somebody help me to know what's going on.
Thanks in advance.
Marco vd Heijden:Did you take a close look at your drawdown ?
Yes I did, But before in this stadistics i had green numbers.
This is not my case, because I had neve lose 100% of my account
Have you ever opened a position and held on to it while it is losing, adding to the balance to prevent a margin call?
If you close it at a loss and some signal providers will try to manipulate the stats in this way.
Open a trade with a balance of say $100
trade goes into loss, so the trader adds credit to the account balance
trade goes over $100 in loss, but the trader holds on. In my opinion at this stage the trade should be treated as 100% loss as the loss exceeds the balance at the time of opening the trade.
But it doesn't show as a loss until it is closed.
Trade eventually shows $100 profit
trader closes the trade and withdraws the additional funds used to avoid margin calls.
The trade now shows as a gain of 100%. I don't believe that it should, but that is how it is calculated.
Any signal that has a lot of inexplicable credits and withdrawals should be treated with suspicion.
If the above trade should eventually be closed with $100 loss or more, no matter what the balance may be at the time of closing, it will show as 100% loss.