When I found Darwinex, about 2 years ago, I was impressed. I really thought I had found a way to passively and easily have greater returns than what is typically achieved in traditional markets.
Browsing Darwinex was an eye candy. Darwins with great score and returns of +30% yearly! My expectations went through the roof.
I decided to skip the demo part and invest with real money. After all, this platform seemed very transparent and legit to me. Although my my opinion regarding transparency and legitimacy still stands, my profitability let me down.
After the end of first year my profit was around 9%, so things were decent enough. But in second year things derailed.
Currently, I have a loss of 20,72% (that what is shown in the percentage chart, but money wise it is a loss closer to 25%).
I tried several strategies over these 2 years. At first I was focused on Darwins returns. By hanging around here in this forum, I found that it would be better to focus on a longer native track record. Surprisingly, I achieved better results when I was focusing on profitable Darwins (I guess I was lucky).
Anyway, I think what made me loose money in the end was a combination of divergence + fees + some bad Darwins.
I decided to retreat and stop using Darwinex as an investment tool for a while. I will be around, as I find this is a very interesting platform with a great community.
Keep up the good work Darwinex Team! I’ll be waiting for the feature of being able to buy entire portfolios from managers