Download the software for free
On the previous page you have downloaded the program.
Open the “MaxDD” Excel file
Locate within your PC the MaxDD file just downloaded and open it.
Download the Excel spreadsheet of the operations performed by the Signal Provider.
Login to your Zulutrade real or demo account and enter the personal profile of the Signal Provider you wish to analyze. In the section on the bottom right, as you can see from the image, you can find the function key “Export to Excel“.
Click on the button, Zulutrade will give you the opportunity to choose the Excel format you want (version 2003 or 2007). Make the choice consistently with the system you are using and complete the process downloading the file.
Open the file you just downloaded
Locate within your pc the Excel file you just downloaded from the Signal Provider’s profile and open it.
Usually the file is named: “TradeHistory_signalprovidername“.
At this point you have two Excel files open
The concerned files are:
- our MaxDD software;
- the file with the Signal Provider’s operations (which usually shows the name TradeHistory_signalprovidername);
Copy the data of the Signal Provider spreadsheet and paste it in the Signal Style empty spreadsheet.
STEP 1: from the Signal Provider Excel, the one with the name “TradeHistory_signalprovidername”, select with the left mouse button the square that you find in the upper left, as you can see from the image.
After clicking on the box all the cells of the Excel spreadsheet will be selected.
At this point you have to copy what you have selected and you can do it in two ways:
- holding down on the keyboard the “CTRL” button and pressing “C” (CTRL + C);
- or by clicking with the right mouse button in the usual square in the upper left and selecting “copy”.
Again as you can see from the image, the selected part changes color and, once it has been copied, the edges become dashed.
STEP 2: move on our MaxDD Excel file, on the sheet “Input data”, and paste the copied part.
First, select the cell A1 with the left mouse button, and proceed to paste what you have copied in two ways:
- holding down on the keyboard “CTRL” button and pressing “V” (CTRL + V);
- or by clicking with the right mouse button in the cell A1 and then selecting “Paste”.
Performing the calculation
Select the “Output data” sheet and click the big green button “CALCULATE“
The program will do all the calculations and give you the Max Drawdown value!
To have the “MaxDD” Excel file always ready to make analysis, never save the changes, that way you’ll always start from the beginning. Otherwise, simply create a copy of the file and work on that.
Should you have saved some changes, and you could not make the calculations as I have described, then download the file again from our site, you can download it as many times as you want.
Given the complexity of the calculation, especially for those Signal Providers with many operations, the program can take several minutes for processing and giving the results. Everything depends on the power of your PC and the number of values to be processed.
However, we are already working on the 2.0 version, which will provide the result faster and more pratically.