Liquid is a trading platform that rewards skilled traders handsomely, but they discourage throwing in huge lot sizes to quickly pass their challenges. With Liquid, they want to ensure that they are investing in the right people and not just those who have won by sheer luck, as there are no restrictions on lot sizes. Liquid has developed a guide called the 80 20 rule, which states that 80 percent of a trader's trade volume must not be open within 20 percent of an evaluation's minimum duration. For example, the Evolution challenge has a minimum of 15 trading days, which means that 20 percent of 15 minimum days is two.
Meet Yusef and Jose, two traders with Liquid who hit the 10 profit target in 15 minimum trading days on the Evolution program while following all the rules. To confirm if they satisfied the 80 20 rule, a table shows Yusef traded a total of 37 lots in his first 15 days. Some of his two highest trade volume days is 20, while he traded 30.7 lots total over those 15 days. By dividing 20 by 30.7, we get 0.651, which means his two highest trade volume days are 65 percent. Although this may appear like gambling, since Liquid's rules are somewhat forgiving, the 80 20 rule is satisfied.
Next, we have Yusef, who traded a total of 40 lots in his two highest trade days. The combined number of lots of the rest of his trades and duration is total minus forty. By dividing 40 by 48, we get 83 percent. This means Yusef did not satisfy the 80 20 rule. Trader Yusef cannot proceed to his prop firm of choice yet, not because he failed, but because the 80 20 rule is not satisfied. However, Yusef is not out of luck; he simply needs to continue trading until his volume is more evenly distributed.
Finally, we have Trader Jose. Referencing the table below, you can see that the two highest trade days he had came to a sum of 15. Furthermore, the total trade volume throughout the rest of his trading came to a total of 50 lots. Trader Jose's two-day trade volume came at 30 percent, and he used similar lot sizes throughout his entire challenge. Jose has satisfied the 80 20 rule. There's no hurry to satisfy this rule. Simply trade as you normally would, without any rush or pressure.
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