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System summary report v trade by trade report question.

Post by Sherl0ck » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:18 pm

Hi All.

The following question resulted in a recent system test I did this morning.

The system summary report stated that the max DD happened on the 1/20/2016 @ a value of $11,300. However, when I analysed the trade by trade report, the actual trade showed it only had a DD of $8025.00.

Could someone explain why there is a difference as I am just confused... I must be missing something.

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Sherl0ck..

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Re: System summary report v trade by trade report question.

Post by earik » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:51 pm

Hi Sherlock,

We just emailed privately, but I wanted to respond here in case any one else has this question...

The max drawdown takes into account intra-bar adverse movement. So if you bought into a market crash and held through it, the max drawdown would be calculated at the very low of the bar at the very bottom, even if that bar closed way up. Margin calls get triggered intra-bar and not only at the close, so it makes sense to compute max drawdown in the same way. The trade-by-trade report will be different, as it only considers when you actually liquidated a position.

Regards,

Earik

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