Dislikedrealjumper and everyone,
After looking at the stat reports and deep reflection. I must say one thing that I am very embarrrassed to admit.
In effort to provide full disclosure and not hide anything I must admit that I do have a problem with the thread account.
For the past few weeks, I have been working with others to produce an EA based on the Symphonie Trader System. To test the various versions, I have been using them on the thread account. It was late one evening a few weeks ago and i was testing a new component using multiple...Ignored
I had a similar situation but unfortunately it was in a live account.
I was in the process of creating my own EA (since none of the others ever seem to work). I had worked on it many hours over a weekend. I had loaded it on my live account, because it had a lot of clean historical data that I could use for testing. After a couple more hours of testing my brain was fried and I went to bed, but forgot to turn off the EA.
I woke up the next morning (monday) to find my account totally drained, a loss of over $6000. The ea had made over a thousand small trades over night, with every one of them losing $2 to $8.
Having had many bad experiences with purchased EA's already, this was the last straw. I swore to myself, that I will never use another EA.
I now feel much more in control, and my trading is becoming more stable...
So, you are not the only one who forgot to turn off the "experts" switch