I've implemented some things in my CL and NQ daily directional trading over the past few months that had back tested well by increasing the average overall single unit return and also slightly lowering the average single unit draw down. The concepts are simple and nothing new. But if you haven't experimented with these concepts with your trading system, I would recommend playing around with them to see how they would impact your average, 1 lot trade. In essence, gaining trade result diversification through slight randomization. Concept #1 - Diversify Entry Points for the Same Trade Add 20% to your stop loss amount Then divide that new, higher stop loss amount in half Then make two trades using that halved stop loss amount at different times instead of one trade. So if you had a system entering one NQ directional trade each morning at 10:00 with a -25 stop loss, this would change your approach to entering two NQ directional trades each morning with a -15 stop loss with one entry at 10:00 and one entry at 11:00. You can obviously experiment with different entry times. Concept #2 - Diversify Stop Types on the Same Trade Enter the same trade, but one trade using a hard stop loss and the other uses a trailing stop loss. So if you had a system entering one NQ directional trade with a hard stop loss at -15 points, make a second entry using a -15 trailing stop. The two different stop types often produce very different results, thus creating end result diversification. Concept #3 - Combine Concepts #1 and #2 So this will essentially turn a single entry trading approach into a four entry trading approach. Continuing from examples above, the single directional NQ trade with a -25 stop loss becomes: Entry 1: 10:00 AM entry with -15 stop loss Entry 2: 10:00 AM entry with -15 trailing stop loss Entry 3: 11:00 AM entry with -15 stop loss Entry 4: 11:00 AM entry with -15 trailing stop loss What Happens During Implementation Obviously going from trading 1 contract to 4 contracts. The total risk per day jumps from -25 points (-$500) to -60 points (-$1200). Those are significant changes, I get it. But consider what happens to the average 1 lot trade result of your system. For a daily trading system, you will go from entering approximately 260 trades a year to 1,040 trades a year and highly diversifying your trade results based on your system's edge. If you have the capital to make these multiple entries using multiple stop types, it should smooth out the systems average 1 lot P & L curve, which is very desirable.