Alfa-Forex investment accounts overview for December
We are pleased to present to you the investment accounts overview for December 2017.
- Here are the main parameters we take into consideration when selecting the accounts to be included in our overview.
- Drawdown and deposit exposure charts: These graphs determine the aggressiveness and the cost efficiency of the investment.
- The rate of return chart: It depends on the deposit exposure, and it determines how conservative, moderate or aggressive a strategy is.
- The number of closed deals, the number of profitable and loss-making deals: A significant percentage of profitable deals is not always right. A manager can "sit out" loss-making position
- That is why we evaluate the trading strategy, i.e., the model applied by a manager.
- Stop Loss and Take Profit orders: These orders set a plan for a deal, which automatically closes positions when the price has moved to a desired, pre-determined profit/loss area.
The manager uses a moderate strategy, opening deals every day and paying attention to money-management rules. The account works with a portfolio of 9 currency pairs. The account owner enters the market by placing pending orders and goes on in an automated mode. Since the last overview was published the overall rate of return increased from 254% to 296%, giving a profit of 15% for the period, which is considered a very good return even for a moderately aggressive account. At the same time, we observe a healthy trend of the deposit exposure and a floating drawdown reduction of 25% and 10% respectively. The total assets exceeded $300 000. Please note that this account provides a multi-level offer, which allows investors to pay a smaller management fee when the investment sum is bigger or when the investment term is longer.The account may be considered for a mid-term investment.
Smart Money USD
After a small drawdown in November, the account achieves positive results, updating the overall rate of return to 94.42%. It is a very good example of a reasonable strategy and elaborate trading decisions. The manager analyzes the CME option section and sets a Stop Loss and Take Profit order to every position. Even when a drawdown was taking place in November, the deposit exposure did not exceed 20% (usually it is around 5-6%). The manager’s fee is inversely proportional to the investment amount, with the smallest fee being 20% for deposits over $200,000. You may withdraw both the profit and initial investment as early as one day after the first deposit. The maximum loss declaration is 20%. Accounts in euro and rubles are currently available
The account may be considered for a mid-term investment.
ADE Group AF
ADE Group AF is still at the top of the list of balanced investment accounts. The last 30 days, the total invested funds increased by more than 50%, with the total amount reaching $155000. ADE Group AF account demonstrates a sustainable trading pattern: only two positions out of 568 were closed with a loss. The number of successful transactions is not an absolute criterion of the trading effectiveness. However, the fact that the drawdown has never exceeded 5% is an indication of the overall performance of the account. If you missed the previous overview, we would like to remind you that the deals are opened by an expert advisor, fine-tuned by the account manager. There are Stop Loss orders in place. The overall rate of return exceeds 37%.
The account may be considered both for a mid-term and long-term investment.
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AvanTrader Fund > cross-hedging
The account has hit a new high this month. The total historical rate of return for the two and a half years the account exists has exceeded 2 400%. The rate of return for the last 365 days has exceeded 72%. Although the account is aggressive, the deposit exposure remains around 10%. Moreover, a loss declaration provides a safeguard for investors. The account is best suited for consideration by investors with a high risk tolerance.
The account may be considered both for a short-term investment.
The account has been working for 245 days. The total historical rate of return is around 8 400% (excluding the remuneration). According to the manager, a risky trading strategy allows a drawdown up to 50%. As we can see, the deposit exposure often goes above 80%. However, the account owner has lately shown fair results: the share price increased by 5% only for December. Please note that an account with such a record usually implies increased risks, therefore it is best suited for consideration by investors with a high risk tolerance.
The account may be considered for a short-term investment.
Important note: Past returns on the Managers' investment accounts should not be used as guarantee of future profits. Before you make any investment decisions, please consider your investment objectives and risk appetite.
Figures presented in the investment accounts overview may differ materially from figures presented on the website of Alfa-Forex, as they depend on information available at the time of preparation of the overview.