A drawdown is a decrease in the balance and equity on the trading account; to put it simpler, a drawdown is a loss. Drawdowns can be of two types: floating and fixed.
Everyone who comes to the market craving for money thinks that they will be among that 10 % of successful traders that can be called "cream of the cream". Such a way of thinking is logical and natural, because — who will ever aim at bad results? Well, a question emerges then: where do the remaining 90% appear from? What happens to them next? Why do these statistics of 90% losing traders against 10% gaining ones exist at all?