The month of June ended with a 4% return for the Darwin..A month with lots of uncertainty, due to Donald Trump's trade war etc.. And the first 6 months of the Darwin ends with 28% return. The previous high hasn't been covered but it will very soon. Still on course to get that >50% badge this year. The D-score is snailing along gradually. Hopefully I don't have gray hair by the time it gets to >60
An additional update for the Darwin's nature based on some of the responses I have seen on the threads of other traders:
The Darwin will have drawdowns like all other strategies but my aim is to make sure that the drawdown doesn't go more than 20% away from the last peak of the return curve. Apart from closing losing trades early, I have perfected risk management strategies to ensure that deep losses that will lead to 20% loss at a stretch will only be seen in very rare occasions, if ever. Investors can confidently place stop losses with this in mind. For optimal results, your stop loss should be at least 10% of your invested capital. This is enough room to allow the Darwin breathe while avoiding bigger drawdowns if they happen.
Any drawdowns happening is an opportunity to buy low as the recovery potential of the Darwin is ok.
The target profit for a year will be AT LEAST the standard 20% of return expected of Darwins with more than 90% confidence. This is to say that it can be higher but will most likely never be lower. However, every quarter, I aim for 10-20% return on the Darwin. This is why the odds of a year ending above 20% is high.
The best time to buy this Darwin is just before market close on Friday (the week's moves have completed) or on Monday morning GMT (the week's moves are just starting).
You need to trust the Darwin reasonably. I have given an idea of the type of drawdown that can be expected on extreme conditions above.. Buying and quickly selling on 3-5% falls is a way to lose your money unnecessarily, which is sad. If the low D-score means you can't trust the Darwin in minor drawdown, please check again in a year's time or whenever you are comfortable.
After 6 months of local activity, this Darwin remains one of the only three that has a score of 9 and above in the metrics RS, RA, MC, LA and PF (thanks to @JJENSLOPFAM for pointing it out). That should give you as an investor a bit more rest of mind right? If not, please wait until you can trust the Darwin better and save your money.
Finally, from other threads, I can see that darwin updates for most traders are about changes to the strategy, answering questions, explanation of trade situations and termly updates. I am going to follow that pattern as well so an update will only happen termly or if I have any meaningful changes to talk about since most people can follow returns or new achievements on the Darwin page. I will, however, be on hand to answer any questions.