It is time to close the September Trader contest and to announce the next 20 winners. Here they are! OneGoodTrade who took the second place in the Performance nomination scored 253 points in total and won the contest in September. Congratulations!
The other 2 participants zumba and marius24 scored 236 points both and shared the second and third place. Skif who took the Trader of the Year title in Jul-Sept 2014 finished in the fourth position. He was also very popular among LIVE and DEMO signal subscribers who made 6.4 and 3.572 mln. USD of copied turnover respectfully and brought him additional 22 points in both nominations out of 25 possible.
rahulkghosh finished the month on the 10 position even though he was first in Performance nomination, and he was a bit disappointed by this fact. For those who cannot trade using conditional orders we want to remind that there is another contest with mid- and long-term nominations. It is Signal Provider Grand Prix contest. The only criterion taken into account here is your performance. The biggest your cumulative PnL is, the higher you are in the ranking. Now take a look at 6-month nomination of the Grand Prix contest and do not complain you cannot win here because Dukascopy limits your style of trading. Moreover you can be a winner in both nominations at once. So 3 more months of profitable trading will show us who is the next Trader of the Year.
A couple of words about conditional orders: please keep in mind that your trades can be copied by other subscribers including LIVE subscribers. Using conditional orders you decrease or even eliminate at all the risk of negative slippage for you and your subscribers. Respect your subscribers and they will thank you bringing few additional points.
We have checked the list of August Trader contest winners and are ready to announce it officially.
The first place and prize of 5,000 USD goes to Meerak who finished the month with 274 points. His outstanding performance caught attention of DEMO signal subscribers and resulted in 2.99 billion USD of copied volume. Congratulations! JulianF finished month 49 points behind Meerak and got the second place. We guess it is an excellent result for someone who joined contest only 2 months ago. Keep going! The third place and prize 2,500 USD goes to mohands_moslim who finished second in “Perfomance” nomination. August 2014 was the 35th month of participation for him and the most profitable in terms of prizes won.
That is all for now. We congratulate all the winners of August Trader contest and want to say “thank you” to all the participants. We also hope you enjoy new Trader contest rules. In case if not please let us know sending email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As it was promised we inform you about the changes in the Trader contest rules which will be applied in September: 1. 100 words limitation for every post in Trader’s blog is lowered to 50 words. In case the post contains picture or chart the limitation lowers even more – to 20 words. 2. Conditional orders can be placed minimum 5 points far from the market price. The previous value is 10 points. 3. Distance from the entry or market price to SL/TP orders is also decreased twice: from 10 points to 5 points. 4. The limitation to move SL/TP orders only in the direction of the trade is also removed. Starting of September you are free to change your SL/TP orders in any direction as many times as you want. 5. Since Signal trading service was launched on LIVE we have added a new component to “Signal subscribers” nomination. Starting from September we will monitor trading volume copied by LIVE subscribers from every Trader contest participant. 10 users with the biggest LIVE-copied volume will get points. The maximum point is 10, the minimum is 1 point. In the same time quantity of points in the Signal subscribers DEMO nominationdecreased from 25 to 15 points. So the overall points in this nomination remained unchanged.
We hope you enjoy these changes and they will make your trading smoother and less complicated.
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It is time to close July Trader contest and to announce its final results. This month was very competitive and participants finished very close to each other.
CD1V1 who finished seventh in June managed to end July in the first position with 235 points. Iktorn, the user who took the second place, got only 4 points less. The secret of CD1V1 success is his popularity among the signal subscribers from the Social trading contest. They brought him 24 points when iktorn got only 3 points. At the same time, this popularity comes from his outstanding performance: for all 6 months of participation he ended in the green zone. Probably he is most probable candidate for Trader of the Year nomination which will be announced in 1.5 months. Congratulations! …But it is still too early to relax!
Our TV team released Community Stars #31 video where you can find interview with CD1V1 as well as rokasltu, the participant who finished third. The video can be found right below this text in the “Contest videos” section.
Trader contest rules revision is finished and it was decided to remove few contest restrictions and substantially ease some limitations. Signal subscribers nomination will be also modified to reflect recent changes in the Signal trading service. The exact changes will be provided just before the September Trader contest starts.
That is all for now! All the best in August and stay tuned!