General questions
Q: Why did I receive a separate set of login information after registering to the Traders contest?
Answer: The second set of login information is dedicated for trading purposes. I.e. it is your login information for entering the contest trading platform (<a href="https://demo-"> jnlp=jforex).

Your main, Dukascopy Forex Community account is your central account. It allows entering the community, register to any of the Dukascopy Demo contests, leave comments and evaluate the trades of the participants.
Q: Can I participate in the contest with my existing Demo account?
Answer: No, the participation in the contest is allowed only with accounts created through the contest registration form. These accounts have certain technical differences from regular Demo accounts. The limitations existing in the contest accounts are implemented in order to ensure their compliance to the rules of the contest. Besides, in contrast to standard Demo accounts, which are valid only for 14 days, contest accounts are valid during the whole month of the contest and are automatically expired in the end of the contest.
Q: How and where can I comment my trades?
Answer: Comments to the trades are passed via the pop-up window appearing on order creation in the contest Demo platform. It is technically impossible to make a trade leaving the comment area empty.

Then the comments appear in the traders' blog of the JForex community and in the personal blog of the trader. Any contestant or authorized user of the JForex community if allowed to evaluate and comment on the posts made by other traders/users.  
Q: How do I attach platform screenshots to my trades?
Answer: In order to attach the screenshot of your platform's chart please mark the ""Send charts image"" checkbox in the order creation pop-up of the contest platform. The checkbox appears right after the comment area.
Q: What kind of comments is not desirable in the contest? Why I am receiving warnings from Dukascopy about my comments?
Answer: Dukascopy Bank expects the comments to be sensible and meaningful. The comment should reflect the grounds or factors that drove the trader to effectuate the particular trade.

Senseless, run-around comments are not tolerated. Even though Dukascopy will not delete them unless they contain any sort of abuse, advertisement or any other kind of spam, the trader has to be aware that a predominance or considerable share of ineligible comments will significantly decrease his odds to receive any extra bonus points when being analyzed by the Dukascopy evaluation committee (4th factor of the total score).

Examples of undesirable comments that will not be valued by Dukascopy when attributing the expert score:
"Good", "Ok", "1.5697", "Buy", "Sell" etc.

Please see the Code of conduct for the comments in the Dukascopy Forex Community.
Q: How are the points awarded by Dukascopy (4th evaluation criteria) determined? Who defined them?
Answer: The expert evaluation accounts for 25% of traders' total monthly result. It is intended to evaluate additionally the quality of participants' analysis and their stickiness to forecasts. Besides, this factor evaluates the conformity of the traders to the requirements set by Dukascopy. Currently the standard set of the evaluation criteria is based on 3 factors: 1. Share of positions opened with entry orders (the more - the better); 2. The share of positions closed by SL/TP (the more – the better); 3. Pips win/loss ratio.

In addition, Dukascopy reserves the right to award extra bonus points to the participants, whose activity it considers to be particularly outstanding or noticeable. However, the subjective points cannot exceed 25% of the Dukascopy evaluation factor. For more information on how to improve the Dukascopy evaluation factor, please check the Recommendations page.
Q: How can I know that the trader evaluation will be fair? What measurements will be taken to prevent "friend to friend" voting.
Answer: This will be surveyed by Dukascopy expert's. Remember, this is not the only criteria and we have enough experience to recognize cheating. All IPs are tracked and we are able to detect duplicated registrations, self-voting as well as other fraudulent activity. Dukascopy registers all those cases and will take them into account when making the final evaluation. Traders are encouraged to perceive this information with full seriousness and be aware that their final standing may be substantially affected if they intentionally undertake fraudulent actions.
Q: Why did Dukascopy introduce all these limitations on trading (2% limits, min 10 pips SL/PTs, only one position allowed simultaneously in one currency etc.)?
Answer: It is an analytical contest. The contest results will determine the traders with the most accurate market forecasts. We do not focus on pure performance. We want the trader to be consistent, rational, and confident in his own actions. Moreover, via these limitations we limit the risk of cheating on certain factors.

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