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Improving on win percentages, how can I do that?

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You have more than doubled your money. That is excellent regardless of success rate. IMHO

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its down to the amount of risk you are willing to accept and the account size you have. As long as you can be consistently in the green with a risk level that doesn't drive you personally mad its fine. A lot of people cant do that, that's why you see a lot lower winning %'s. I think this is where the psychological component comes in big time.

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Win percentage is nothing to be overly concerned with.

What really matters is how much you are risking relative to the reward.

If you doubled an account in a few days the risk is likely way too much.

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indeed...

russian roulette has a positive expected return, but has a standard deviation that could kill you

however, that doesn't seem to be an issue here- doubling an account that small is not difficult and probably isn't the result of taking excessive risk, rather than a function of a skewed distribution

being under capitalized; the rake and grind is more likely to be the cause of ruin

so, more than ever...

average time in market and ratio average win/average loss and average etd are the metrics you should be concerned with

improving those stats, is the only way you can grow an account that uses a system with a negative expectation


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