What does “Darwinex” stand for?
Our name pays tribute to Charles Darwin – the first man to understand evolution: the process whereby life adapts to survive the challenges that face it. Evolution is slow, but unstoppable. Big and mighty Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth… until they didn’t. It’s not 100% clear why (meteorite? climate change?), but the world changed faster than dinosaurs could adapt, so they disappeared. But not all life failed! Seemingly small and vulnerable, but agile creatures fought and struggled, and the fittest survived to write blogs like this!
What’s evolution got to do with independent trading and investing? EVERYTHING! You see a meteorite hit financial markets 20 years ago! Before that, only major corporations could trade and invest. Today, millions of independent brains like YOU challenge Goldman Sachs & Co. for trading profits.
Sure, some institutions stick to Jurassic thinking. All they see is “retail traders”. Since your wallet is small, they treat you like an inferior. They offer “get rich, quick” shortcuts, 1000:1 leverage, social trading…) and play other clever tricks (re-quotes, slippage, price spikes etc.) designed to keep your money, because that’s all they see in you.
At Darwinex, we see TALENT. We know that BIG talent start out with small wallets. By carefully measuring a trader's Investable Attributes our algorithms prove a traders skills, and predict their long-term performance. We rule out luck.
We believe in financial market evolution... It’d be JURASSIC to bet against the evolution of financial markets!
I firmly believe that the world or trading and investing is about to change. It will take time, but it will be like the tide - unstoppable. Darwinex offers investors a great opportunity to benefit from highly skilled and consistent traders (including us here at the Trade like a Machine) across the globe. Interested? Take a look at the following stats for hedge funds provided by the Barclay Hedge Fund Index - a measure of the average return of hedge funds.
- 2.88% in 2014
- 11.12% in 2013
- 8.25% in 2012
- -5.48% (loss) in 2011,