# Experts: Labouchere EA

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The Expert Advisor is based on the lot management according to the Labouchere system.

Author: Vasyl Nosal

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Labouchère's money management is an interesting idea - on deed!

Due to this article I simulated the money management based on a "trading system" that allows me to define the percentage of profitable trades or how profitable the "system" in general is.

And I found that compared to a fixed lot size Labouchère will give you better results than fixed lot but only if the "system" is profitable!!

In case the over all average profit of the system is negative even Labouchère's management creates a much worse result!!

A martingale system where you double the most recent lot size after a loss-trade wipes out all previous losses (in case you have enough money off course!!!).

Labouchère can't and won't do that.

In my OpenOffice-sheet I compare Labouchère, Fixed Lots, Martingale and the Fibonnacci-MM.

• 0.10 lots
• a winner makes (fix) 1\$ per 1 lot
• the starting capital is 10,000 \$
• I have 'unlimited' money for MaxDD ;)

In case a trading system creates 60% winners (with a fixed amount of win)

• Labouchère Balance: 10,674.81 and a MaxDD of -27.30
• Fixed Lots  Balance: 10,164.60  and a MaxDD of - 2.30
• Martingale  Balance: 10,589.65  and a MaxDD of -102,30
• Fibonacci   Balance: 10,387.42  and a MaxDD of -31.58

In case a trading system creates only 40% winners (with a fixed amount of win)

• Labouchère Balance: 2,591.37 and a MaxDD of -7,433.36
• Fixed Lots  Balance: 9,754.60  and a MaxDD of - 246.20
• Martingale  Balance: 10,376.80  and a MaxDD of -6,553.50
• Fibonacci   Balance: 10,069.34 and a MaxDD of  -30,960,175,118.24

You can see only if a system is profitable Labouchère will gain more money for you here about 5 times more but the MaxDD is ~ 10 times higher compared to a fix lot size.

Statistical Verification of the Labouchere Money Management System
• 2015.07.16
• Alexander Dubovik
• www.mql5.com
In this article, we test the statistical properties of the Labouchere money management system. It is considered to be a less aggressive kind of Martingale, since bets are not doubled, but are raised by a certain amount instead.