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Hi all - We are currently looking at options relating to reporting and trade analysis for clients, but we need your help. The proposed tool would give a overview of your trade activity with some useful insight to help your trading. I have an IG branded Tile up for grabs for one client who can answer the following question:

 

Question: If we were to offer a trade analysis tool, how far back would you go? What time frame is relevant? This is the most important question to answer in the comments section below. 

 

Please answer from the following:

  1. 3 MONTHS
  2. 6 MONTHS
  3. 12 MONTHS (1 year)
  4. 24 MONTHS (2 years)
  5. 36 MONTHS (3 years)

As a rough insight, this report could include (with a blurred out screenshot of how a report, purely for illustrative purposes, could look):

  • Percentage of win/loss ratio, with granular insight into which markets are more profitable for you.
  • Which channels do you use more (app, desktop)
  • Which markets you trade more of
  • Average length of and open winning/losing trade
  • Insight into losing trade, e.g. how many use a stop etc. 

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Any other comments, discussion, or ideas would also be well received. 

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I’m torn. Sometimes I think the longer the better for data analysis - however my trade style from 3 years ago isn’t how I trade now.

 

Ideallyyou can make it variable - I’d like both 3 month 12 and also 24.

 

If I only get one answer I’d like a year.

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Would be very useful. The win rate would need to be matched with something like Profit Factor or Risk/Reward Ratio to give a truer picture of overall degree of profitability (or not) and I think I would prefer the short time frame so you can collate and compare year quarters. Not too worried about graphs except perhaps an Equity Curve but if there was a breakdown such as in the pic below and then I could put them side by side would give a good guide to progress or in what areas changes need to be made.

 

 

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Option 5 please. The longer the better. You can always filter out to a narrower time period that way and it satisfies everyone's requirements. The reason some of the smaller timeframes could be inadequate for some is because if you have a daily or weekly investing/trading strategy it will be too short to produce any meaningful analysis.

Good idea btw, long overdue

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I think it would be a good tool to have. I am an FX trader with IG, so I think option 3 would suit me best overall. Currently, I use excel to perform a trade analysis (on a monthly basis) which I find very useful. Perhaps the report could be customisable to suit what information each person wants.  

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Thanks for the replies all. 

This would primarily be for the native IG platform, but I will pass on any feedback regarding other servers (i.e. MT4). 

 

Of course also feel free to download your statements each quarter from MyIG and do your own analysis on them, or get in contact and we can generate a longer time period for data. 

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Given the specific list of possible time periods for the amount of historic data I assume there is no chance of having, as in MT4, multiple choices or even a custom setting. Those who are longer term traders will of course need as long a period as possible though  they too would benefit from being able to break down time periods to examine market changes or any changes made to a strategy.

 

True anything is better than none at all tho I will continue with my own journal which is easy to fill out and I can make comments and attach a chart showing each trade (even MT4 doesn't do that).

 

An example of an MT4 report here (list of individual trades excluded) as well as the different choices of reports available from the account history.

 

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