What drawdown are you comfortable with ? - page 2

Mohd Shahrezal Abu Bakar  

Drawdawn bergantung pada modal yang kita ada, modal serendah 50usd akan memberi risiko yang tinggi... Tetapi dengan modal sekitar 1000usd drawdawn serendah 30% adalah munasabah.

CrisZind  

It depends more on your success rate, if you are 80% successful with whatever drawdown it is "less than margin call" you will be good with 80 trades wins and lose 20 all of the time

either its a 1$ or a 1 billion $ account your win rate will always be the basics

Drawdown doesn't give any indication except that your heart rate will go faster and blood pressure will be higher but your strategy success rate is the important one

Having said that .. if your strategy is 20% successful then 1% drawdown will mean nothing since you will win 20% of the time and lose 80% of the time "losses might or might not wipe out your account in that case"

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It depends on account size. A 100k account with a 30% drawdown may cause uneasiness. Whereas, a 2k account with a 30% drawdown may not cause loss of sleep. Trading small accounts is more about the dollar amount loss, not so much the drawdown. 
In both scenarios the loss is 30%. $600 on the 2k and $30,000 on the 100k. A considerable dollar amount difference.
Eleni Anna Branou  
Wesley Thomas:
It depends on account size. A 100k account with a 30% drawdown may cause uneasiness. Whereas, a 2k account with a 30% drawdown may not cause loss of sleep. Trading small accounts is more about the dollar amount loss, not so much the drawdown. 
In both scenarios the loss is 30%. $600 on the 2k and $30,000 on the 100k. A considerable dollar amount difference.

Small for some its huge for others, so its really not a matter of account size but rather of trading style.

Daniel Krebs  
In my opinion I would always budget for a signal provider to double their max drawdown. As a result I have chosen 20% as I would not be comfortable with more than double that at 40% drawdown. 

I want to be safe in the long run and protect my capital where I can. Unexpected things can and will happen. If a 40% drawdown were to occur I would automatically close all open positions and move to a different signal provider. Harsh but fair!

ADRIAN MATUSIAK  

Of course it depends on leverage You use.

You can use 1:500 and accept bigger DD when You are sure of EA you use! 

I use my own EAs and got it works. <40% DD is acceptable for me. 

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I choose 5% drawdown with a bit of extra buffer for market spikes.