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Thanks very much for the tip. In this case both quotes are identical and the Quoted Price has (0.00) after the price. So this is indicating no open trades.

Am I misunderstanding the meaning of Open P & L on my Darwins Portfolio page. It does show -19.32%. If that doesn’t refer to open trades what does it mean?

Thanks again for any help with this.

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It has nothing to do with open or closed trades of strategies…
Every time you buy a darwin you purchase a fund .
Your investment has an open profit or open loss until you sell it.

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Open PL refers to cumulative profit loss you incurred since buying a darwin. Think of Darwins as assets, and not about underlying orders. Like, you buy stocks, and price moves up and down, and your current open PL is what you incurred since buying the asset

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Thanks to you both. That explains it all.

Unfortunately it’s not a nice column to look at since I just joined in September with a portfolio of mostly Highest Invested! Hopefully this year will recoup most of that. :slight_smile:

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Dear @seastar3 , you are more than welcome to ask your doubts, do not worry!

Our colleagues were faster than us in answering, but they explained you in the simplest/clearest way possible concerns about possibilities of floating quote of darwins during weekend and about cumulative P&L since the first time you bought a Darwin, nothing to add on their answers.

Thanks for the trust, wish you the best and a great weekend too!

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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WEEKLY UPDATE JANUARY 2019


So guys, we are coming closer at the end of January, here another update about recent performance of GTD on markets.

  • The week it’s over with a +0.20%

Some movements on the Darwin during this week, in particular way yesterday. One of the traded pairs was still in a narrow range, more directions were possible during the week and beside the fact that the Portfolio tried to follow possible directions, the week ended almost flat. Some triggers cannot be avoided, and even if sometimes market moves unclear, it is still necessary to follow possible evolution. Actually conditions are still far from being congenial to some type of strategies on some pairs, but as marked several time, those are phases. No trades are left for the weekend, let’s see the following days to have a balance on this month.

Thanks to Investors that are still on the Darwin :pray: , have all a nice end of the week.

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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GENERAL BALANCE JANUARY 2019


Hello guys, sorry for the delay on the general update we usually do for our Darwins, this due to major forces of personal causes which have prevented us from drawing conclusions over performance of last times also for GTD.

  • Replication of January was -1.36%

January end with a slight loss, little has changed in general and even if some strategies have performed well during the month, several erratic movements have meant that some good directions have not been fully exploited. It’s still difficult to exploit some movements, this depends on phases and of course is not related to all pairs of market. Different movements during last weeks of the month, some triggers landed to good trades but last ranges are still giving difficulties to long-look components. This means nothing on the long run, since markets are imbued of those periods and we cannot do nothing if only continue to follow the rules and be open to new possible ones like we have always done.


WEEKLY UPDATE FEBRUARY 2019


First two weeks saw different movements on our Darwin, despite some large directions on markets, some of our components are still having difficulties to spot good direction between the large amount of fog some pairs are imbued of.

  • Actual replication of February is at -0.05%

Despite some good trades during first week of the month, the percentage is still flat, some good directions were ruined by some triggers. It’s still too early to draw a conclusion on this week, so let’s see also the other days to have a balance on it.

Thanks to Investors who are still on our Darwin,

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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Hi, nice thread, good work, and a nice track record. I see that time to invest is coming :wink: Keep up good work

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Thank you so much @clonex for your consideration about GTD and the work behind it during times, all the best to you! :slight_smile:

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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GENERAL BALANCE FEBRUARY 2019


Hello guys, here some words about recent performance of GTD during the month of February.

  • February ended with a -7%.

Even this past month did not bring good % for the portfolio and markets on which the portfolio trades were not in line with its strategies for all the month. During February some of traded pairs continued to brush on charts lacking long directions. This has seriously hampered some types of strategies and unfortunately as it may be ugly to face, it is not unique in all the history as underlined different times. There was still too much alternation of direction during this last month between some parts, something that brings various systems that seek prolonged directions to take position during some movements. This usually occurs during gray areas, which, depending on how much alternation of directions they contain, give more or less problems to those strategies that want an exit from them. The Portfolio tried to adapt at these situations, even if sometimes it was possible to stay out of this kind of movements, some triggers were impossible to be avoided and the portfolio still tried to catch possible longer directions without success. This was the general situation between weeks of February, and between them there were no particular changes.


WEEKLY UPDATE MARCH 2019


  • Last week closed with a profit a +1.23%

Since the beginning of the week, the Darwin has taken advantage from some trades, longer direction were walked by different pairs. However, there were also several inversion and the general timing, in particular way regarding the Cs part, could be better during some days. There is still some difficulty to catch some directions, however the Portfolio was trading during them. Yesterday during the NFP the Darwin was active as usual, the data did not added particular movement. There are some trades left for the weekend, let’s see their evolution with the begin of new week.

Thanks to investors that are still on the Darwin, hope to have a better continuation for this March to evaluate the conclusion of first Quarter of 2019.

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-12/may-gets-late-night-deal-focus-turns-to-key-vote-brexit-update?srnd=premium-europe


:gb: :red_circle: " Deal goes to a Vote from 7 p.m, amendments first, then the deal, each vote takes about 15 minutes. " :red_circle: :gb:


VolcanoFX :volcano:

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-13/u-k-weighs-no-deal-brexit-vote-as-may-is-plunged-into-crisis


:gb::red_circle: " On Wednesday, members of Parliament will decide whether to tear the country out of the European Union with no agreement. " :red_circle::gb:


VolcanoFX :volcano:

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:gb::red_circle: " MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time by a majority of 149. They will go on to a further vote on Thursday 14 March on a Brexit delay." :red_circle::gb:


VolcanoFX :volcano:

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Dear Investors, here an update regarding last movement of GTD on Markets.

GENERAL BALANCE MARCH 2019

March has passed, with difficulties for some strategies, positive things for others.

  • March end with a +0.96%

For the portfolio in question, the past month was neutral, in the end, even though it was fairly balanced in its entirety, during some phases we recorded some losses that were accumulated due to the recent degraded trend-less conditions of the cable. However the losses were recovered in few days with speed thanks to other components, with a look for the markets much more reversal. This current situation, which to this day we are experiencing political tension in Britain and the EU, has resulted during some days of March in abrupt and fluctuating movements that have favored some strategies, but are unfavorable to others. At the end of the month, the balance sheet is positive even if only slightly.


GENERAL BALANCE FIRST QUARTER 2019

First quarter has end with a negative percentage. The latest developments have not granted great chances for some strategies of the portfolio which has a part of it still in difficulty.

  • First quarter of 2019 end with a -7.44%

Beyond that it should be noted that this current situation of swing and ups and downs, is continuing to run in full suffering a series of strategies that need not only volatility, but quality trends and greater movements in heights. This quarter has been quite complicated, especially during some sessions with February and March, and this general sensation of “lateral”, visible in recent months, is still brushing on the graphs of some pairs which are choppy and lacking in large movements. Unfortunately, as is well known and known as well as recorded, these circumstances alternate over the years with a certain periodicity and, strange as it may seem as already reiterated, sometimes depend on some causes, sometimes on others but it is certain that they have their beginning and end and that only the beginning of the first part is known with certainty.


THE ALIGNMENT

We are coming from a busy period, where we also make part of our continuous and vast study of the markets, for which as always we do not allow ourselves to foreclose any alternative if proven to bring benefits for our personal wallets. GTD has a high power of control of its risk, which spreading it on different pairs with different strategies, covers different sessions with different looks and algorithmic components and even during this phase it did not drop. However our continuous studies and researches that we carry out periodically both on the strategies currently in run on the portfolio and on possible new strategies to complement those already present have underlined that the portfolio could do something more during some sessions and something less during other. During the previous quarter we gradually introduced strategies that tend to increase the internal diversification of the portfolio, which is always possible and that will always be a possibility for us, we never stop with our studies. The following quarter will therefore see also the total presence of the strategies slightly introduced in the previous period on various pairs and something more that will run alongside previous components. Beyond some additions more and a re-balancing, nothing is touched by the previous alignment as even if it has been put in difficulty in the last period, it will continue to be present for GTD, the fact that it is a really unfavorable phase for some types of trading, does not mean that these should be eliminated. Long run is what matter.

A big thanks to the trust of our Investors.

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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Dear Investors, here an update on the recent performances of GTD .

GENERAL BALANCE APRIL 2019

April has passed, a dualism during the month between first two weeks and last two for many pairs.

  • April end with a + 3.83%

The first part of the month saw the usual congestion to which we have become accustomed for some time to this part on different pairs, in particular on some of them there was a phase of particular slowness exhausted only in the second half of the month. From the second part of the month, different pairs have had more directional movements accompanied by a decent volatility, which has allowed different trend components to be able to take home some profit lost in several negative sessions. In line with expectations, some components worked well, while others not particularly favorable to the trends, ended their performance flat. Something is moving more during recent times but in our opinion it is still a poor phase for some techniques of Trading, some approaches are still lacking of pips from many months and some pairs are still imbued of choppy movements that are giving breaths to some strategies but are killing performance of some others. During the month were 100% active also new components introduced between last months, they covered with other eyes more last development of market bringing more diversification of directions on some pairs.


That’s all for now, let’s see how May will develop, thanks to our Investors that still stay with us!

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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WEEKLY UPDATE MAY 2019


Hello Guys, here a mid update about performance of GTD during last sessions of market.

  • Actual replication of May is at -1.72%.

Nothing of particular during last days and previous weeks, at the beginning of the month the Darwin has experienced some losses, during the previous week the Portfolio has faced some ups and downs but, although various components have only been able to recover various days that went wrong during losing sessions, at least it hasn’t lost anymore. Not so many movements over some traded pairs, some of them are still imbued of choppy directions, but it’s market and nothing transcendental/philosophical more. Less triggers during last week, small chances both in terms of trends and reversals in general.

That’s all for now, let’s see the following weeks, hoping to evaluate something more relevant.

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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Good luck. Just made an order with my 200 Eur :slight_smile:

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Thank you @clonex, very nice to see you around! Welcome on board! :blush:

VolcanoFX :volcano:

GENERAL BALANCE MAY 2019

Welcome back investors into a new update. In this update we will analyze the previous month before drawing conclusions about the quarter and the semester of this year for GTD.

  • May ended with a -2.36%

As many of you have been able to see, the previous was another month that will not be remembered mainly for trend phases. Apart from some cases on certain pairs, which in coincidence with the end of May (in the last week) gave a little more space moving in a more substantial way, the rest of the other pairs continued to have a very tight and lacking movement of strength. This has favored some portfolios, but is continuing to give problems for some others. The strong movements are only represented by chance of inversions, but the amount of times that the market seems to move in one direction and soon after it changes direction is really high, a problem to which we are getting more and more accustomed to in the last period. This type of movement causes many problems to the Trend components, balanced in a partial way by the opposite ones. Particularly in the last part of May, there have been several problems, but this does not mean that these components are useless or that there will be no more chances to take big movements, simply that in this phase they are in a situation not favorable. We can only observe this month of June, to then conclude on this second quarter and the first half of this 2019.

A big thanks to Investors that are still on the Darwin and to new Ones,

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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WEEKLY UPDATE JUNE 2019

Hello guys, here a small update regarding last performance on markets for GTD.

  • Actual replication of June is a-2.51%

Over the last two weeks market was and is hitting several pairs / systems with very choppy sessions, movements are really very fluctuating and since the beginning of the month and especially during the last week, some pair are moving in a very small range from which different movements are possible but which in reality, once sought the direction this does not occur good and everything ends in the opposite direction. This type of condition was already present in the second half of previous month, a condition that was already putting in difficulty trend systems on some pairs, which is continuing to happen both for systems with a greater L.A. , and with systems with a minor L.A. Actually market is offering small occasions of reversals, some of them taken by systems but that actually are not covering losses caused by other part of the portfolio. Not all pairs are leading to losses, but being the month in negative, it means that moments in which you earn are less than those in which you lose, but also that without them the situation could be worse and instead it is not.

We’ll see this second half of June how it will develop to draw a greater conclusion on what some of the techniques / systems are facing during these last months, that mark the end of the first half of 2019.

Thanks to all Investors for the Trust,

VolcanoFX :volcano:

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