I am not abandoning my current testing of EA's, however, I have decided that going forward after the current tests are finalized (they either get turned off or get put into "production") I will stop looking for the next best EA and simply code my own. I do not at this point plan to release any EA I write for sale or commercial use. Why would I? Exactly my point. Unless I become "the old man on the hill and the eyes in his head see the world spinning round"....
A Common Trick that gets Newbies is to deposit funds at an over 40% Drawdown thereby reducing drawdown. Only Newbies fall for this, but they are many so the subterfuge may continue ad infinatum (A sucker is born every minute): https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/332743
Meanwhile the author is boasting an average 0.33% / month return on a recommended 10K deposit at the recommended risk level. Many do not actually read the numbers. This is a 4.01% annual return with optimal conditions, don't forget to turn it off for major news, it has not even a news module to protect from that.
I have decided to allow people to test this "dangerous" EA. I actually wonder if any can follow it and get similar results. So if there are any bold folk out there willing to hook it up, let's see! https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/323044
This is NOT for the faint of heart or those that wish to risk funds they cannot afford to lose! 100% Risk Guaranteed!
I have looking for the best EAs that will be reasonably profitable over time and not give too much back to the market. Most are very disappointing, to say the least. Perhaps easier to master a trading method and build my own.