On the Detailed Report of my account on my MT4, the Maximal Drawdown is only at 2.65% but on my signal's Maximum Drawdown, it shows 56.51% (Current drawdown is dangerous for subscribers. Subscription will be allowed once drawdown improves) therefore Subscription not permitted. Can someone from MLQ5 or anyone knowledgeable provide an explanation about the difference?
I am not from MQ but this is what I found:
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Is Relative DrawDown terminology identical to Absolute Draw Down ?
Michele Lazzarini, 2014.08.09 02:16
Absolute: compared to initial balance
Maximal: largest drawdown (measured in currency)
Relative: largest relative drawdown (measured in %)This because you can have an early drawdown big in % but not in currency.The Maximal can hide a largest drawdown in % happened earlier.
Relative is an index of resistance to drawdowns and can be used to compare different results.
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To assess performances i find useful this expression:
Efficacy = Net Profit / Gross Profit
this can be used combined with Relative Drawdown, to assess the real reliability of a strategy:
Reliability = Efficacy / Relative Drawdown
There are many 'drawdowns' in the world:
I am not sure which kind of drawdown is used for the signals (I think, it may be 'Maximum drawdown on equity open trades' as maximum possibe drawdown) but you can read the following:
Article: What the Numbers in the Expert Testing Report Mean
Small thread: Is Relative DrawDown terminology identical to Absolute Draw Down ?
i think they are more concerned about the relative drawdown ( by equity)
For more clarity you can compare your account drwadown displayed on MQNL with the published signal providers, hope this will guide you to the best possible way