Investor Guide for September
Hello, dear traders and PAMM-investors! So the summer is coming to an end - it's time to return from vacation, to collect children in school and talk about how we remembered the past month, how the managers showed themselves, and what financial markets are preparing for us in the near future. And as part of this digest, we will analyze the latest developments in the global economy and finance, as well as provide a number of useful recommendations for investors in Pamm accounts.
For those who for the first time hear about what PAMM-investing is, we briefly tell you. Unlike traditional types of investment management, the practice of PAMM investing implies a more simplified, but also more specific approach. Assessing financial risks and prospects, in this case, directly depends on the ability to qualitatively analyze the skills and statistics of trading operations of a manager-trader who attracts investments to carry out trading operations and earns his own interest at the expense of your funds. Assessing PAMM-accounts of managers, you can distinguish among their managers the most reliable and located towards the views on strategic investment.
As a rule, each manager can be characterized according to the asset management strategy dominant in his practice. There are aggressive traders who are accustomed to high returns with high risks, conservative ones with low returns, but also small risks and, accordingly, moderate averagers. In the same digest, we will try to characterize the most successful and frankly weak PAMM-account managers of such brokers as Alpari, Instaforex and Roboforex - supporters of various types of strategies who were lucky enough to somehow prove this month. But for starters, as promised, we briefly summarize the events of the outgoing month.
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On August 26, Federal Reserve officials held an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, closing the month's most anticipated event. As expected, the Central Bank reiterated expectations regarding its intentions to raise interest rates as soon as possible in order to prevent overheating of the national economy. Fed Chairman Yellen noted that inflation is growing at a moderate pace, and the labor market is expanding faster than most regular economists predicted. However, the impetus for economic growth, for the most part, came in the second quarter and, most likely, is stabilizing at a moderate pace.
European stock markets will rise after Yellen’s comments on the prospects for US monetary policy. A single currency, meanwhile, can go into a defensive position in the long run. The same goes for the British pound. In general, European markets continue to suffer from a rupture of political relations with Britain, which has undermined the close partnerships between many local trade unions and companies, which now have to look for ways to re-ratify previous agreements and arrangements. The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, of the United Kingdom, has promised to begin the process of final withdrawal from the European Union in early fiscal 2017.
Asian markets, meanwhile, are boosting manufacturing activity amid weakened national currencies such as the yen, which have traditionally provided investors with shelter from steep financial risks. As the US dollar strengthens, Asian producers are strengthening their competitive advantage in the markets. July data on Japanese inflation were disappointing, reflecting a decline in consumer prices for the fifth month in a row. A 0.5% decline was the worst result than economists had predicted (0.4%). Last week's data also showed that the economy recorded zero growth compared to the previous quarter, but exports promise to grow in the coming months, which could serve as a stabilizing factor.
DimanAkt - the profitability for the last year is 27%, with 36% of the manager’s own funds. Trading is carried out by the robot, mainly on the EURUSD pair. Since about mid-2014, the strategy indicators have changed significantly, in particular, the risk has stabilized and profitability has increased. For a month + 2% profit. In August, no major changes in the system did not happen. Given that this is now a platform for experimentation, investing is dangerous.
Desatnik - return for the last year - 114%, with 2% of the manager’s own funds. Huge drawdowns are not uncommon for this account, the largest at the level of 70%. Deposit loading, however, never reached extreme values. Apparently, the trader is in the constant process of creating the system, so the results do not shine with stability. In August, + 7% profit. The last serious growth on the account was back in February. After that, a horizontal chatter.
ST-INVEST - over the past year, the yield amounted to 863%, with 9% of the trader’s own funds. A scalping robot trades on the account. According to the author, the robot does not apply martingale strategies, averaging and grid orders. The deposit, however, is loaded almost to full. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. In August, + 2% profit. Stable growth with little risk.
Uspexx - profitability for the last year is 27%. The PAMM project for the manager we already know from the Zapad account. Judging by the profitability chart, in principle, the strategy is no different. We recommend investing up to 10% of the capital. For August -4% loss. Both accounts of the manager suffered a severe drawdown. And although for the rest this is a given, in this case, force majeure.
Zapad - for the year, the yield was 37%. Own funds 1%. In December, the score went through a serious recovery. Trading is carried out in single deals with short stops. At the moment, the account is in fourth place in the ranking of Alpari. We recommend investing up to 10% of the depot. In August, -1% loss. The resulting drawdown, although it did not affect profits significantly, undermines confidence in the manager as a trader.
Sentiment fund - for the year, the return was 36%, with 7% of the funds of the manager. The so-called management team Quatrefoil.Group works on the account. In trading, a combination of several methods is used, which includes: trading on the news, trading in a period of low liquidity, and trading in medium-term transactions. Trade began exactly a year ago, during which time the account showed a significantly stable growth and a fairly high yield. We recommend investing up to 10% of the capital. There was no trade in August. Having received a small loss at the end of July, the account went into hibernation. The manager acted reasonably enough, giving investors time to think about achieving the declared drawdown.
PEKOPDCMEH - for the year, the project's profitability was 79%, with less than 1% of its own funds in management. The account uses a hybrid of manual and automatic systems. The maximum relative drawdown does not exceed 40%. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. For a month -5% loss. There was practically no trade in August, but at the end of July there was a significant drawdown. So far, the manager has not clarified the situation.
IntraDay PAMM - the profitability of the PAMM project for the year is 72%, with 6% of the manager’s own funds. Several trading strategies are used on the account at once, in particular: trend trading, reversal and correction trading, breakdown of key levels and channels. The list of currencies is limited to the pound, dollar, euro and Canadian. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. For a month -12% loss. The account rolls down, although the manager constantly claims the opposite. No matter how complicated the trading system is, the only thing that worries investors is the end result. We recommend that you refrain from investing until the circumstances are clarified.
Bo $$$ - after a year, the yield is 37%. In trade, 7% of own funds are used. According to the trader, the account does not use the Martingale method or averaging. Also, fixed stop loss and take profit values are used. The maximum relative drawdown did not exceed 20%. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. For a month + 11% profit. It seems that the currency has gone into business again. Enough significant rise in one month.
Goldclever - for the year the yield amounted to 1574%, with own funds equal to 2%. Trading is conducted on major currency pairs, four advisers (with independent capital management). It uses fixed stop and profit and, in some cases, a trailing stop. We recommend investing 5% of the deposit. In August, 5% arrived. Significantly stable trade this month, near-zero risks.
Eternity - the profitability for the last year is 82%, with 2% of the manager’s own funds. Trading is carried out in cross pairs, using a martingale strategy. In general, a risky strategy and not the highest profitability. We recommend investing 3% of the capital. In August, + 3% profit. This month there were no incidents. The account, at the moment, has completely restored previous losses.
Aleksandr1 - over the past year, the yield was 25%. In trade, 16% of the manager’s own funds are used. Manual trading is carried out on the account, details of the strategy, however, are not disclosed. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. In general, a fairly conservative approach. For August -5% loss. A fairly noticeable drawdown, given that the account already makes almost no profit.
AB_Kili - over the past year, the return was 133%, with 21% of the manager’s own funds. Basically, the trade is in majors. Several advisors are simultaneously trading on the account. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. In August, + 14% profit. The manager raised the bar high - for the second month in a row we have observed a high level of profitability.
TopTrend - for six months, the yield was 649%, with 50% of the manager’s own funds. In trading, two trending systems are used. Risk diversification is achieved through simultaneous trading on 8 instruments and different time intervals. For a month + 60% of profit. Truly "top" result. The question is whether profits were made as a result of random fluctuations.
Expensivebuyer - the profitability for the last year is 337%, with 3% of the manager’s own funds. At the beginning of spring, the trading system was changed, due to which the account reached impressive profitability indicators. The load of the deposit did not change, but, apparently, the number of transactions increased. We recommend investing 3% of the capital. For a month -8% loss. The account, at the moment, is in a period of stagnation. So far, the future of the project has not been determined.
FixPro - the project showed a return of 29% over the past year, with equity of 2%. Drawdowns of up to 80% are allowed. At the moment, the manager is actively recovering losses. We recommend investing no more than 5% of the capital, given the high aggressiveness of trade. For August -5% loss. Over the summer period, the account went into a significant drawdown, and only in August did some signs of recovery appear.
Moriarti - a trader conducts aggressive trading, with a return of 3011% over the past year, with own funds of 3%. Previously, the manager allowed drawdowns of up to 75%. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. For August + 6% profit. The account is gradually returning to service.
CFD USA - the profitability of this aggressive trader over the past year is 154%, with 15% of own funds. The account uses an arbitrage trading strategy. After overclocking, the account reached stable growth - it makes sense to invest for a long time. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. For a month + 2% profit. Throughout most of August there was a horizontal chatter, resulting in a small plus.
AB_Elbrus is an aggressive trader. The profitability of PAMM for the last year is 126%, with 48% of its own funds. The lack of systematic trading and drawdowns of up to 50% do not inspire confidence, but profitability indicators are normal. We invest no more than 5% of the capital. For a month + 11% profit. Despite a serious drawdown in the fourth week, the manager closed August with a decent profit on the account.
Samurayi - for the year, the yield was 115%. Own funds 1%. Trading is very tough Martin, which sometimes leads to both super profits and super losses. Be very careful. For a month -9% loss. In general, given the increased volatility of the account, the situation is quite stable. Next month you need to earn.
Crocodile - for the year, the yield was 77%. Equity less than 1%. In mid-November 2015, the account successfully passed the acceleration phase. Trading is conducted with significant drawdowns, which is not surprising, because the same manager works here as on the Grizzly account. However, PAMM is in the top 20 Alpari ratings. We recommend investing up to 5%. In August, almost zero. Already for six months on the account there has been no significant progress. For short-term investments, it is better to look for more attractive opportunities.
Lucky Pound - for the year, the yield was 54%. Own funds 3%. The account is traded by a mechanical trading system. Trading pairs are GBPUSD and EURUSD. The maximum drawdown is 40%. We recommend investing up to 5% of the depot. For a month + 7% profit. The manager has big plans for the autumn period, but even now the results are not satisfactory.
White_Rabbit - yield for the last six months -22%. Manager's own funds - 3%. The account is manual trading. Fundamental and technical analysis is used. Technical - just in front of the entrance. The declared value of the drawdown is 40%. So far, the drawdown has not exceeded 15%. Nevertheless, given the very high load of the deposit, drawbacks are indispensable here. We recommend investing 5% of the capital. For a month -24% loss. All progress of July is reset. We recommend temporarily refraining from investing in this project.
Quantum x - for six months, the yield is 34%, with less than 1% of the manager’s own funds. The account has a mechanical trading strategy. TS implies a moderate load of the deposit, and the declared drawdown value is not more than 20% per day. We recommend investing 5% of the deposit. For a month + 3% profit. Strong growth with minimal risk.
ProfiUSD - for 6 months the profit is 75%. In the management of 11% of own funds. On the account we trade a mechanical vehicle. Entries are Monday and Friday. The manager does not deny that several stops worked in a row can lead to a drain. Nevertheless, at the moment the results are very encouraging and consistent with the results of testing the strategy on history. We recommend investing 5% of the deposit. For August -3% loss.
Platon - for six months the yield was 124%, with 5% of the manager’s own funds. Trading is conducted intraday. Major currency pairs and gold are used. We invest 3% of the capital. In August, + 8% profit. Given the manager’s not-so-good history, we recommend it only for short-term investments.
Kryptops - for six months, the yield is 25%, with 72% of the manager’s own funds. Apparently, the robot is trading on the account. Deposit loading is sometimes higher than normal, but the first six months of trading show a steady increase in profitability. In August, no trade was conducted.
KUZBASS 2.0 is the new PAMM project in the review. Profitability for half a year is 157%. 80% of the funds belong to the manager. Actually, the account manager has almost 10 years of trading experience in the markets, but up to this point not a single successful account. There are 5 accounts in the archive, two of which are completely merged, one is half merged. In general, work on errors is visible. Upon reaching a drawdown of 50%, the author of the strategy recommends withdrawing funds. In August, + 42% profit.
Income and Prosperity is a moderate trader. Yield for the year - 4%, with personal funds of 7%. He was in a drawdown from March to June. Proper position management allows you to keep the drawdown level below 40%.We invest 5% of the deposit. For August -15% loss. The whole of 2016 is a continuous series of failures, or an indicator of tremendous lack of professionalism.
Marcus777 - the yield for the last year is 82%, with less than 1% of the manager’s own funds. In trading, a breakdown strategy is used, based on taking profits from the main price movement. Drawdowns do not exceed 20%. We invest up to 5% of the deposit. For a month + 5% profit. A significant drawdown in the middle of the month and several times increased load of the deposit indicates a clear abuse of averaging.
Gemmaster - PAMM's yield for the year is 131%. In trade, 15% of the manager’s own funds are used. According to the profitability chart, one can judge a conservative approach. Due to the specifics of the trading strategy, the manager strictly limits the amount of investment capital. We invest up to 5% of the deposit. In August, + 3% profit.
MrGold - profitability for the last year 13%, with <3% of the manager’s own funds. Initially, the account used an aggressive trading strategy using Martingale methods. Subsequently, the manager switched to a less risky system. Drawdowns on the account do not exceed 25%, and since the beginning of 2015 - even less. We recommend investing 10% of the capital. In August, no trade was conducted.
Volumetrader - profitability for the last year is 16%. In trade, 15% of the manager’s own funds are used. Intraday trading; volume analysis on the stock exchange is used. Around the beginning of 2015, the deposit load does not exceed 5%. A good project for long-term investment. In August, + 0.2% profit. Very stable, risk-free and profitable trade.
Sokol - over the past six months, the yield was -12%. 60% of the trader’s own funds are used in trading. Trading is carried out in a semi-automatic mode, with fixed stops. Deposit loading does not exceed 15%. We recommend investing up to 5% of the total capital. For a month + 4% profit. The manager does not comment on the drawdown, however, in general, the account is on the mend
Sagan ECN1 - profitability for the last year is 4%. 76% of the funds belong to the manager. Deposit loading is at 5%, and drawdowns do not exceed 15%. The trading strategy is based on the calculation of volatility and, unlike its predecessor, uses long take and short stops. For August -8% loss. Since April, systematic discharge.
LAU.Mag77 - the profitability for the last year is 107%, with 1% of the manager’s own funds. The account is manual trading on candlestick patterns. At the same time, it is worth considering that the models are trading on daily and weekly charts, which leads to only a few dozen transactions per year. We recommend investing up to 10% of capital for the long term. For a month -11% loss. The most unprofitable month in the history of the account. The manager has already announced a strategy for rescue from adversity. According to the plan, restoration will take from 2 to 3 months.
Solandr - for the year the return was 32%, with 5% of the manager’s own funds. Trading is carried out around certain key levels, using a specially designed advisor. The manager promises a conservative approach to trade, without high aggressiveness. We recommend investing from 5% of the capital, for an average term. In August, + 2% profit. Fairly confident trading, with very little risk.
Surest Secure is the new PAMM project in the review. For half a year, the yield was 122%. Manager's own funds - 2%. The manager declared the maximum drawdown equal to 15% per day and 25% in total. The deposit is loaded to a minimum, and according to the total characteristics, the account is more suitable for conservative investors. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. In August, + 11% profit.
Optimal investment - a new PAMM in the review. Profitability for six months is 17%. 64% of all funds belong to the account manager. The manager promises an average of 6-7% profit per month. Trade is not too active and mainly manual. Deposit is loaded at a minimum. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. For August + 1% profit.
Night_Profit is the new PAMM project in the review. Over the past 6 months, the yield is 24%. In trade, 30% of own funds are used. Apparently, trading is conducted on a night flat. At the moment, the maximum relative drawdown is 5%. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital. 1% profit in August.
Stability is a conservative trader. Over the past year, it reached a return of 11%, with only 1.5% of its own funds. Indeed, the standard of stability. During the existence of the account, drawdowns did not exceed 40%. We invest up to 10% of the deposit. The manager also has several other PAMM projects: Stability, Stability Turbo RUR, Stability Turbo, Stability Turbo 2. All accounts are approximately the same in terms of trading. In August, + 0.1% profit. Given the extremely low activity on the account, we reduce the share of investments to 10%.
Ao-HEDGE - the yield is 71% for 6 months of trading. In the management of 15% of own funds. A very fresh and promising project. The maximum drawdown level has not yet exceeded the level of 15%, which is a good result for forex trading. The manager claims that he uses a risk hedging strategy while trading instruments from different markets. We invest up to 5% for the long term. For August + 4% profit. Measured and profitable trade. Deposit loading does not exceed the norm.
Smooth growth. USD - over the past year, the yield is 75%, with 2% of the manager’s own funds. EURUSD is trading on the account, and mainly at night. Also, averaging is used in the account. What pleases, the manager is aware of the riskiness of such a strategy, as a result of which he does not trade on major news and before potentially strong movements. We invest up to 3% of the deposit. For August + 5% profit. Drawdowns began to reach extreme values, in connection with which we reduce the size of the deposit to 3%.
Ulitka - profitability for half a year of trading is 4%. A young but promising project. There is night trading in the account with a risk per trade of no more than 0.5% of the balance. You should be careful, since the previous account with the same intentions was closed in April last year, after leaving a 30% drawdown. Hopefully, the manager corrected the shortcomings of the strategy and a similar story will not happen again. We recommend investing no more than 5% of the deposit. For August, near-zero result. Summer has passed, and progress, as such, is not observed.
Elektronik - the annual return is 16%, with 8% of the manager’s own funds. Drawdowns do not exceed 12%. Upon reaching more than 5% drawdown per day, all positions on the account are closed. Since December, the frequency of transactions has decreased significantly. We recommend investing 10% of the capital. For a month, -2% loss. August was marked by a rather serious drawdown. The manager did not provide an explanation of the situation.
LoneWolf - the profitability over the life of the project is 770%. In trading, a scalping strategy with martingale elements is used. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital.In August, + 31% profit. Martingale is used on the account, therefore we invest only for a short time.
Kenobi - the profitability over the life of the project is 95%. In trading, a grid strategy using martingale is used. Traded pair - EURUSD. Before investing, take into account the high riskiness of the strategy. We recommend investing 3% of the capital.In August, + 9% profit. The summer period for this account was a record in terms of profitability. Let's hope this positive trend continues.
Blind Blind - unfortunately, the account has been liquidated.
4LeafClovers - profitability over the life of the project is 66%. U-turns are traded on the account - the so-called swing trading. The maximum drawdown did not exceed 35%. We recommend investing 3% of the capital.For August -6% loss. The dynamics in the account is more suitable for medium and long-term investments. For a short period you should not invest.
Aziat - the profitability over the life of the project is 101%. In trading, we use our own expert advisor. In February there was a rather large drawdown, but the score quickly recovered. We recommend investing 3% of the capital.In August, + 2% profit. The project is not even a year old, but the indicated profitability indicators, apparently, will not be met. Let me remind you that according to the plan, the project should bring from 200% to 400% per annum.
Gold Trade - an increase over the entire trading period is 57%. Gold trading with fixed stops. Pay attention to the maximum drawdown of 80% - the account is only for short-term investments. For August -41% loss. We delete the account from the review.
Yurkov - the growth over the entire trading period is 65%. The adviser is trading on the account. Trading is conducted on 3 currency pairs: EURUSD, NZDUSD and AUDUSD. Drawdown does not exceed 15%. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital.In August, + 3% profit. One of the most stable accounts in the Share4you rating. In September, the account marks exactly one year.
Lexter - an increase over the entire trading period is 1142%. Trading is conducted exclusively on the EURUSD pair. Drawdown does not exceed 10%. Scalping is mainly traded, most of the deals are closed with a profit of less than 5 points. We invest 3% of the capital.In August, + 14% profit. Excellent profitability with minimal risk. The cat in the bag remains a trading strategy, which, in this case, is described only superficially.
Pilaris is an aggressive trader. Profitability for the lifetime of the account is 753%. The maximum drawdown is 73%. The yield chart looks relatively stable, but there are characteristic sharp and deep drawdowns. Presumably, the account has an automatic Martingale strategy adviser. Allowed investments of up to 5% of capital.For August + 12% profit. The account has been almost 2 years old - a respectable term for the averager. Try to withdraw profits on time and invest only for a short time.
Real Trade - a new project in the review. Profitability for the lifetime of the project is 60%. A trading strategy involves the use of short profits, which is why even one transaction can lead to serious losses. Drawdown reaches 30%. We recommend investing 3% of the capital.In August, + 23% profit.
Pips-Trap - a new project in the review. Profitability for the life of the account is 98%. The account uses a scalping strategy with short goals. The risk is reasonably moderate, drawdowns in funds do not exceed 20%. For August + 40% profit.
Kort is a new project in a review. Total return is 44%. The trader immediately tries to take profits, not lingering for a long time in the market. From June to July, the account was in drawdown, but, at the moment, profitability indicators have fully recovered. We recommend investing 3% of capital. In August, + 32% profit.
Microrisk-Invest - over the past 9 months, the project's profitability amounted to 10%. At the moment, the maximum drawdown is about 40%. Before the January drawdown, the project showed rather high rates of profitability growth, approaching the estimated indicators of 80% per annum. Nevertheless, short take and long stops do not play in favor of the trader - it can take considerable time to fully recover from a drawdown.For a month + 7% profit. Decent profitability indicators, as for a simple averager.
bgal02 - over the past 9 months, the project's profitability amounted to 6160%. The manager owns 97% of the account. Despite the aggressive strategy, the load of the deposit does not exceed 5%. We recommend investing 5% of the capital.In August, + 67% profit.
Scalper-X is a new PAMM project in the review. Profitability for the last 9 months is 125%. The account is multi-currency trading, with partial hedging of gold. On the account, drawdowns of up to 80% are possible. We recommend no more than 3% of the capital.In August, + 9% profit.
Profitrol - the new PAMM in the review. The yield for 9 months is 105%. Trading is conducted on the main currency pairs (mainly the pound) and CFD instruments. The deposit is loaded almost to full, so even one unsuccessful transaction can cause serious loss. Nevertheless, the project is almost 5 years old and it still lives. We recommend investing up to 5% of capital for the long term.In August, + 37% profit.
PAMM INVEST Instaforex- for 9 months -18% in profitability, with 37% of own funds. Presumably, the manager trades on news surges, which can explain the stable yield chart. Holds no position for more than a few hours.For August -12% loss. At the beginning of the month there was a serious drawdown, obviously trading without stops affected. As a result, limited to a small loss.
SG03 - profitability for the last 9 months is 24047%. Fairly stable trading with virtually no drawdowns. Surprisingly, the project has only 2 active investors. We invest up to 5% of the deposit.In August, + 246% profit. Waliden account or not, in any case, the numbers are amazing.
And finally, I would like to once again emphasize the need for permanent work on your trading strategy, while many investors tend to focus on money management methods. No method will save the manager’s account from a sharp drawdown, and only a well-designed trading strategy guarantees consistent earnings in the financial markets. May the force come with you!