Darwinex’s platform offers investors and experts alike a unique trading experience, notably with the advent of its freshly launched DARWIN offering this summer, as exclusively covered by Forex Magnates.
In particular, the new changes are highlighted by exposure to XAU/USD trading both on real and demo accounts. Furthermore, the platform is getting a latency boost via Equinix LD4 – users are entitled to a discount with BeeksFX latency module.
Finally, the new upgrades offer users an improved Value at Risk (VaR) measure, which estimates potential losses over a time horizon. Darwinex’s monthly VaR is an estimate of percentage monthly loss only to be exceeded by the worst 5% of trading months.
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For example, a Darwinex VaR of 15% can be expected (if it continues to trade with its current pattern) to lose 15% of equity or more, 5% of trading months.
Many independent traders deploy extreme risk, and often with monthly VaRs in excess of 30%. In the extreme end of the risk spectrum, seemingly small differences in VaR represent big differences in risk between traders.
This is because VaR can’t be higher than 100%, and extreme risk strategies get lumped together in smaller and smaller spaces closing in on 100% VaR, as risk increases. As a corollary, a VaR of 80% is a LOT riskier (multiples of probability of total capital wipe-out) than one with 70%.
Thanks to the improvements, Darwinex’s measure now ranks risk more accurately across high risk strategies – which is important as 70%+ of all strategies in the DarwinIA rating service are in this category.
According to Juan Colon, Co-Founder and CEO of Darwinex, in an exclusive statement to Forex Magnates, “It’s great to see the returns that skilled independent traders achieve trading liquid assets with institutional pricing and technology at affordable prices. We can’t wait to offer their talent, powered by our DARWIN wrapper, to investors from Q4 2014.”