Best Practices for Investors in cTrader Copy

  • ROI. It considers the all-time profitability of the strategy. The value of All-time ROI is used.
  • Equity Based ROI. It considers the amount of funds that the provider used to achieve the ROI result i.e. how much of the provider’s own funds were used for each 1% of ROI. The average value is used.
  • Trade Duration. It considers the number of trading days i.e. number of days when the strategy provider was trading. The more active a strategy, the higher it will score in the rank.
  • Number of Profitable Months. It considers the number of months in which the strategy had positive ROI minus the number of months in which the strategy had negative ROI. This parameter allows you to evaluate the long term success of a strategy.
  • Risk. It evaluates the degree strategy risk and, accordingly, the risk of losing the investment.
  • Equity Drawdown. The lower the equity drawdown of a strategy, the higher the strategy will show on the rank.
  • Risk Reward. The higher the risk-reward ratio of a strategy, the higher the strategy will show on the rank.
  • Invested Funds. The more live investors’ funds are invested, the higher the strategy will show the rank.
  • Number of Live Investors. The more live investors a strategy has, the higher the strategy will show in the rank.
  • Own Funds. The more funds strategy providers invest in their own strategy, the higher the strategy will show in the rank.
  1. The entry and exit prices of your positions differ from those of the Strategy Provider, because of the slippage between the Strategy Provider’s broker and yours.
  2. The size of your positions differ from those of the Strategy Provider.
  3. The commissions you pay to your broker differ from those of the Strategy Provider. This is another crucial point, but you are fine if the Strategy Provider’s average profit is higher than your broker’s commissions and slippage.
  4. Your broker does not offer the same symbols that are being traded in the strategy, so before you follow a Strategy Provider, it’s good to check if your broker supports their trading instruments.
  5. You did not have enough margin to follow some of the orders placed in the strategy.
  6. You may have a different Stop-Out Level, causing your account to be stopped out, while the Strategy Provider continues to trade.

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