Lost 7 trades in a row this week, how often will this happen again?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by metatrader54, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Never had such a bad lose streak before, but risk is controlled.

    I know getting lose streaks happens, but never had any above 3-4.

    I know this is possible on paper and in theory.

    But how often does this happen to you?
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  2. Turveyd


    When trading well I've been known to win 20 in a row and badly losers in a row, literally.

    Sure your not doing something different?

    Recently wasn't getting enough profit on my trades, running a tight SL which meant i was just waiting for SL to fill, which caused a string of losers.
  3. Nope, nothing different at all!
  4. Turveyd


    Bad runs just happen, don't let it mess with your head.
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  5. zdreg


    Only on Sundays.:)
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
  6. Snuskpelle


    If you know your win rate r you can trivially calculate the probability of a certain sequence length N of your trades being all losers as (1 - r)^N. E.g. with 40% win rate almost 3% of trade sequences of length seven will be all losers.
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  7. Handle123


    I have lost 23 trades in a row twice in my time, I imagine one day will break this as well. How is we seldom ever think much of profitable trades in a row but we get all out of favor for losing? Systems cycle to ever changing conditions and before you know it will return to what is normal for your methods.
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  8. biduece


    I guess depends on your winrate. what's your winrate historically over 250 trades let's say.
  9. easymon1


    mr snuskpelle - ref hand signals touchdown.jpg
  10. easymon1


    mr metatrader54,
    Congratulations on staying in the game.

    number of losing trades in a row

    sixteen losing trades in a row 85% capital preserved, not too shabby.jpg

    cued to the spot of interest:

    max drawdown

    #10     Oct 11, 2019
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