2008 was the year where most people lost money because of the financial crisis.
I heard about several institutes that had the best equipment, the best experts and the biggest trading accounts – and they still lost money!
So probably it would have been a good idea not to trade at all in 2008.
But nobody can see the future and if you would have traded that year, you could have made a profit – if you were wise enough to use a very low risk setting.
By the way, we adjust the risk setting on the input tab of the backtester and that setting can be changed without any coding.
2.5 was a good choice in this case, only a slightly higher value might have crashed the $50000 account.
I think most people don’t know their risk setting and some folks might not even know what a risk setting is.
Basically it is a multiplicator that calculates the allowed number of positions based on the current monetary results.
If you are interested in adjusting your trading risk, maybe you want to watch the other performance videos on RobotTradingSystem.com – or wherever you get your trading performance videos…