I’m posting this one just because I don’t think that activity as is now is fair enough in the Darwinia contest and since it’s going to be every time harder to be a winner I think that maybe Darwinex should look better in how the leaderboard is constructed (as it happened already in the past).
Why I think that activity is not fair or to be more precise is not really reaching its purpose?
I must speak for myself and so I will analyze my darwin score.
Last month I didn’t reach the 100% even if I have traded all the month with regularity. Now that there are only 3 days left I’m still struggling at 77% even if I have also this month traded every day. I know why is that! Simply put, I’m trading better!!! Less trade (not so much) and less risk in the market but same or above performance than before… and for doing this I’m being penalized. Don’t you think this is wrong?
I think that an activity indicator must be considered because if someone make one only big huge profit trade and stop trading in that month, that would be unfair and not significant of him actually being a good trader (or a good EA).
Also if we consider EA sometime it’s the market itself that behave in a different way and give less trading decision! So a three month average for activity doesn’t sound good… but also… if I make a 90% for the month why consider it less that 100%? and if we consider less than 100% not good, why if one trade above 100% we don’t consider it bad?
In the end I think that the activity parameter should be reconsidered in a way that have to penalize only if there is a big difference between the past… somenthing like have a theresold at below 50% of normal activity every ten day of the month. (so if one have activity as calculated today >50% get a 100% activity directly). Doing so will really penalize those who stop trading after a strong first part of the month but will not penalize those who are seeking opportunities that not always appear every week or every month in the same way.
I’ve searched in the community before posting this, so excuse me if the topic was already be discussed but I didn’t found it.