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Alejandro Rodriguez Torres
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Alejandro Rodriguez Torres 2015.04.11 22:30 

Hello ppl, i have been checking the signals and even subscribed to one with a very bad experience, but i still dont know how can i know if the signal is good enough.

The exact question is, how do i know if a signal has produced margin calls anytime in its life range?

At first i thought that the "drawdown" was the number had to check but now im not sure. I thought that a more than 70% of drawdown was bad but i got a margin call with even with a 50% signal.

I don't really understand how it works but i read in some signal reviews that some people got margin calls but the drawdown was only 36%, how is that possible?

For example this signal: https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/62134

 

What i want to know is what do I have to check in a signal to know if i can trust it, how risky is it and if it ever got a margin call by just reading the statistics. Relative drawdown ? Drawdown by balance?

Even if the signal has no red numbers in the monthly growht, it sometimes receibes a margin call... how is this happening?

 

Thank you! 

Francis Dogbe
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Francis Dogbe 2015.04.13 00:38  

1. No. of subscribers

2. Maximum Drawdown <50%

3. Profit factor >10

4. More than six months of trading in live account.

5. Good reviews from subscribers

6. monthly ROI should not be negative. 

Alejandro Rodriguez Torres
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Alejandro Rodriguez Torres 2015.04.13 06:28  

Thanks for this reply, but isn't margin call a 100% drawdown?

And about the profit factor, i read that greater than 1 means its profitable, why 10? 

How can this user (https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/90595) call margin one's account if his profict factor is 2 and drawdown is 22%?? 

Francis Dogbe
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Francis Dogbe 2015.04.13 08:07  
Bahamut:

Thanks for this reply, but isn't margin call a 100% drawdown?

And about the profit factor, i read that greater than 1 means its profitable, why 10? 

How can this user (https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/90595) call margin one's account if his profict factor is 2 and drawdown is 22%?? 

i do not see any margin call on the account. and besides he is still trading
Alejandro Rodriguez Torres
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Alejandro Rodriguez Torres 2015.04.13 17:07  
Just check the reviews and you will see the comment about a margin call.
Francis Dogbe
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Francis Dogbe 2015.04.13 17:46  
Bahamut:
Just check the reviews and you will see the comment about a margin call.
ok, i glanced through the review. I think one of the subscriber might have used a high risk percentage of his deposit to sign-up to the signal so lot size will be amplified according to the leverage  and maybe his account balance was not enough to survive during the drawdown period. Its happens all the time to greedy rookie traders. :D
tomsmart2001
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tomsmart2001 2016.11.03 14:16  

Hi every body

I’m not a pro forex trader, I want to know what margin call level is? Why different account type has got different margin call level? Is it better that our account has a higher level or lower? Would you please help me? Thanks.

Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden 2016.11.04 16:47  
tomsmart2001:

Hi every body

I’m not a pro forex trader, I want to know what margin call level is? Why different account type has got different margin call level? Is it better that our account has a higher level or lower? Would you please help me? Thanks.

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