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    Alfa-Forex investment accounts overview for January

    We are pleased to present to you the investment accounts overview for January 2018.

    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.

    Romanov Portfolio
    This investment account was included in most of our overviews in 2017. The overall rate of return for 2017 reached 326%, with the last drawdown taking place in January 2017. At the moment, the account holds several open positions with profit. The account manager trades only US stocks CFDs, which means that the performance of this investment account is affected by the American stock market. According to the manager, if the US stock market drops, the drawdown may exceed 50%-70%. The account may be considered for a long-term investment.      
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    The manager of this investment account uses a self-designed trading strategy for manual trading, based on past experience, technical analysis, and the algorithms of decompiled Expert Advisors.

    The maximum drawdown chart value for December 2017 was 9.04% and the deposit exposure was below 7.75% indicating a moderate-risk trading style. It should be noted that the rate of return chart reflects the growth from July 2017 onward, after a long break in trading. The overall rate of return surpassed 60% in the last six months. The account can be considered for a mid-term investment.       

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    ADE Group FX
    ADE Group FX is an account which has been holding the first place in our rating for a long period of time. Its assets have increased by more than $80 000 since we published the latest overview.

    The overall rate of return exceeds 44%. During the preparation of this overview, only two out of 671 positions were closed with a loss. Of course, the number of profitable deals is not an absolute factor for a successful investment account. However, with an average floating drawdown of 2.5%-4.5% (with 10% being the maximum value recorded) it is safe to conclude that the manager does not “sit out” losses.

    ADE Group FX may be considered for a mid-term and a long-term investment.       

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    Smart Money USD
    The account has been “gaining altitude” slowly but steadily. Last month SmartMoney accounts in RUR and USD made a profit of 2.5% each. The overall rate of return of the ruble and the US dollar accounts reached 190% and 100% respectively. Note that the accounts have been working for just five months.

    The manager analyzes the activity of large market players and places a stop loss and a take profit order for every position. The deposit exposure is minimal. A 20% stop loss declaration provides a safeguard for investors’ funds. The funds can be withdrawn one day after the deposit.

    The maximum manager’s fee is 50%, however, this account allows investors to pay a smaller management fee when the invested sum is bigger. The account may be considered for a mid-term and a long-term investment.   

    Go to Smart Money USD and Smart Money RUR

    During the last 30 days, the account share price was increased by 50% (excluding remuneration). The floating drawdown has not exceeded 6% since the end of November. The deposit exposure has been decreasing as well and it remains between 10% - 20%, against 50% in mid-December.

    The strong EUR/USD movement last Friday, which many investors did not expect, did not affect the performance of the account. When the overview was prepared, the account had closed orders P/L of $220 000.

    The account remains aggressive; therefore it is best suited for consideration by investors with a high risk tolerance. The historical deposit exposure is usually 200%, while the floating drawdown once almost reached 70%. The account has been around for more than 280 days. The account may be considered for a short-term investment only.


    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.

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