Percent Profitable

Performance Report
Percent Profitable is a key figure in the Performance Report. With this key figure you get an information about the percentage of profitable trades in relation to all trades. This value is an important piece of information for testing and optimizing your trading system.

However, it cannot be evaluated without context. Depending on the configuration of the trading systems, completely different hit rates can result.
  • Trend-following systems usually show lower hit rates, but the profit/loss ratio is higher.
  • Trading systems with higher hit rates often have a smaller profit/loss ratio, which is additionally influenced by the increased cost caused by larger trading volumes.
Percent Profitable Trades = (Number of Winning Trades / Total Number of Trades) * 100