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Help with some math on invested returns please

Assumptions:
I am a new trader, funding my account just prior to November 1st. I invested in a specific Darwin (we’ll call it ABC) on November 1st. November ABC records 2% loss. December another 2% loss. January 1% loss, for a total loss of 5%. Under what circumstance would my $1000 investment be recorded as 10% loss (open P&L column) with 0% divergence?

Thanks in advance!

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Welcome to the :darwinex: forum! It’s good to have you here :smiley:!

As to the question, do you see -10% today (2020-02-26T00:00:00Z) or did you see that at the end of January?

If the investment is still open right now, Open P&L can’t be expected to be the result of compounding previous month’s losses.

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That’s not 5 % loss, it is slightly more.
The calculation of the investment capital left is the followin:
0.98 * 0-98 * 0.99 = 0.9508 (rounded) or 4.92 % loss.

You will have lost exactly 10% of your capital when the equity is down to exactly $ 900.00 , even if this answer does not help.

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Thanks for the welcome.

It was as of today. (on the 26th.)

“If the investment is still open right now, Open P&L can’t be expected to be the result of compounding previous month’s losses.”

Can you say more about this? Why wouldn’t it match the reported loss percentages as a running total?

Thanks :smiley:

It should, but including the current month, in this case, February!

Feel free to upload a screenshot here or send it to info@darwinex.com.

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Thanks Bianka, I think I’ve got it now. I realised I actually entered Nov 7th so I hadn’t factored in that first week in the calculation.

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