What's your average drawdown?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by flipside21, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. This is a question directed at professional traders.

    What's your average % drawdown and how much time did it take to recover peak equity?

    I tend to take big positions, but I learned to never go on margin because I tend blow up owing to not having discipline to have correct position sizing. I'm down ~ 29% ytd. Ugh...
  2. 10%
  3. bln


    12% is my max draw down for the last 3 years of trading. Drawdown is something you mostly control yourself by increasing/decreasing position size vs equity size.

    Edit: This is with 300% leverage, with zero leverage max dd is 4%