Kim Cramer Larsson
Areas covered in this webinar by Saxo Bank technical analyst Kim Cramer Larsson include EURUSD, USDJPY, GBPUSD, EURGBP, gold, silver, S&P 500, the Nasdaq, the Dax, the FTSE and the Dow Jones.
Article / 19 December 2014 at 12:38 GMT

Saxo Trade Challenge: And the winners are... Team / Saxo Bank
Without further ado, The team is proud to announce the three winners of this year's Saxo Trade Challenge:

  • 1st place - LEODR posting an overwhelming 205.75% performance
  • 2nd place - Mike falcon with an impressive 52.52%
  • 3rd place - Grace001 delivering a 50.84% return on investments

The trader in top spot!

Hearty and well deserved congratulations to LEODR on taking home the winning title as well as the grand first prize of USD 5000.

Throughout the competition, this adept Ukrainian trader has time and time again proven his wits and his worth by executing a series of strategic option plays across several volatile forex crosses including USDJPY, EURUSD and USDRUB. Quickly positioning himself as a top contender, he has given his fellow competitors a run for their money. 

Benefiting tremendously from the positive nonfarm payrolls print on December 4, LEODR has managed to set an all-time performance record for the Saxo Trade Challenge. This serves as an impressive watermark for any future trading competition hosted here on This is feat of strength alone is worthy of admiration. 

The highly rewarding plays, however, also came at a high risk resulting in LEODR cashing in for the holidays after experiencing a drawdown of 26.64% landing him at his current 205.75% return, which proved a strategically prudent move. 

 Nimble trades in volatile currency pairs helped LEODR to victory. Pic: Robert Churchill

The runner up

In second place, with a seemingly undying affection for the German Dax index, trader Mike Falcon posted a sturdy return of 50.52% on his investments. This return is only made more impressive given the sheer number of trades executed for the competition: For the duration of the Saxo Trade Challenge, Mike Falcon placed no less than 300 trades, thus adding an average of 0.17% percent to his account value per trade. No small achievement given difficulty of trading smaller time-frames. 

Along with second place in the Saxo Trade Challenge, Mike Falcon takes home a prize of USD 3000 and big congratulations for this too.

Last but not least

In third place, with equal measures of resilience and skill, Grace001 who managed to keep his drawdown at an impressive low 6.04% while generating a no less impressive 50.84% return on his investment.

Likewise mastering the smaller time-frames, Grace001 shares with LEODR the valuable trait of knowing the ins and outs of the EURUSD and USDJPY. 

Along placing third in the Saxo Trade Challenge, Grace001 is awarded with USD 1000 for his accomplishment. Congratulations on the well deserved third place.

A big thank you also goes out all competitors and spectators of the Saxo Trade Challenge as well – we hope you have found the competition as rewarding and educational as we have. 

The purpose of the competition is to act as an inspiration and to encourage new investors not alone to demonstrate their trading prowess, but also to strengthen their social investment network here on

Thank you for your participation and we truly hope to see you in future competitions here on

We would like to encourage you all to take a moment to submit your congratulations and good wishes for each other in the comments section below.

Wishing you continued, succesful trading.
The team - The home of social trading

– Edited by Clare MacCarthy

Simon Kjaer Simon Kjaer
Congratulations to the three winners and a big thank you to all who participated! For me, LEODR has sparked a healthy desire learn more about options.
Clare MacCarthy Clare MacCarthy
LEODR, Mike and Grace - hearty congratulations, you were all terrific fun to watch!!
Owen Thomas Owen  Thomas
Well done to all - this was more than just fun. Happy Christmas!
Michael S. McKenna Michael S. McKenna
Congratulations to all... this was quite a contest!
Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
Well, what a fantastic competition that was and didn't things hot up there in the final week, proving the old adage that it's a marathon, not a sprint. Well done to LEODR for a tremendously consistent performance and to everyone who took part. Can't wait until the next Challenge!
Marie-Louise Møller Marie-Louise Møller
Congrats to all. What a performance!
Glory to Ukraine!
Thank Payback, was an interesting fight.
Happy Christmas!
Simon Kjaer Simon Kjaer
No doubt you and payback were well worth keeping an eye on! Following you both to see how you fare after the challenge!
Philip Philip
Congratulations to all of the winners!
And thanks to Saxo Bank for the competition.
Looking forward to the next one!
Mike Falcon Mike Falcon
Many thanks to organisers of the competition and to the fellow contesters, and to my compatriots in particular. If it were not you, guys, I wouldn't have made it to the prize winning rank. Any competition reveals one's participant's strengths and weaknesses. This opportunity to take part in the contest made by best trading traits prevail while keeping my drawbacks aside. If someone was watching my performance a year ago, he/she would've noticed that after making a remarkable 1100 plus % of return in only 8 months, I lost practically all my inverstments in a couple of weeks. And that is because of the lack of discipline coupled with genius's syndrome , firts of all, and, then, lack of motivation (not to mention profit, of course). The competition has helped to cope with both. And I'm really sorry that it is is over, while I'll have to struggle with those demons again, but this time without any support from outside. Grace, dzhin77, leodr, you were a great company. Thanks again.
grace001 grace001
It was fun!))) Thanks to SaxoBank and to all participants. God is great!!!


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