The expert’s website is actually not bad at all, straight cut to forward testing results, independent testing results on their testimonial section, absence of too much marketing hype. I mean, this certainly looked like the type of EA seller I like and definitely like the type of system I would be inclined to test. However everything changed after I started to look at their live testing results. What is this ? Not to my surprise, all the profits and expectative generated with this EA had an evil root… Martingale trading.
This “money management” technique seems to haunt me like a ghost. Why is it that people insist on the development of Martingale systems since there is obvious and ample statistical proof that definitely says they are NOT profitable in the long term and that they will FOR SURE wipe your account ? Well, it seems to be that the short term profitable results are just too appealing and people often think that large enough account sizes are enough to avoid getting wiped with this expert advisor type.
No, no and NO ! The reason why non of these strategies work is because risk increases expontentially with each lot size traded while rewards only increase linearly. For example, if you have a 500 USD account trading a determined lot size a 5000 USD account trading the same will only have about 3 times less risk than the 500 USD account while it would make the same profit. If an account wiping event happens once a year on the 500 USD account it would only happen once every 3 years on the 5000 USD account, but the wipeout on the 5000 USD would wipe out 10 times more equity. No matter how much you increase your initial balance, the strategy will always get you in the end with MORE loses.
If you think you can just “withdraw profits” you are also wrong, martingales do not show patterns of wipeout, it can happen once in 3 years then in one month 6 times in a row. So if you try to do this, eventually a series of consecutive wipeouts will take all your balance plus any new balance amounts you put upfront. Yes, you can get lucky, withdraw profits and then stop trading but chances are that if you try this a few times it will get back to you. If you want to trade a Martingale, go to a Roulette and bet all your account balance on the black ! You will have more chances of doubling your money ! trading is not gambling and a Martingale system just gambles your whole account size due to its limitless market exposure.
For this reason, this forex hacked system is definitely NOT worth buying and if I was you, I would get my money back before things turned sour (if you have purchased it). If you would like to learn more about systems with rational money management techniques and how you can trade this profitably in the forex market as well as how you can design and program your own long term profitable systems please consider buying my ebook on automated trading or subscribing to my weekly newsletter to receive updates and check the live and demo accounts I am running with several expert advisors. I hope you enjoyed the article !