For those of you unfamiliar with this pattern check out: http://www.surinotes.com/Tradestation/articles/suriDragon.pdf Its really just a way to trade double bottoms. The reason I chose this pattern to automate is because I have a few ideas on how I can automate the process of finding double bottoms. So I took that idea and expanded it to find "dragons".... My code looks to be finding the dragons pretty well. Granted it doesn't find them all, but that is not too important at this stage. As long as what it does find are dragons. Which for the most part it seems to do pretty well. Automating a strategy using the rules documented at the above link looks to be very promising, but does not yield an immensely profitable strategy.... This thread will be more "open and sharing" than most of my threads normally are. The aim of the thread is to try and improve the strategy by figuring out better exits, and by figuring out ways to filter out the dragons that have a low chance of success... I welcome anyone who trades this pattern, or wants to learn how to trade this pattern to join in on the discussion. The pattern seems to be a good fundamental base to build off of... but I think it can be improved a lot. NOTE: Although this thread will be more open than most of my threads, I will not be disclosing the algorithm for finding double bottoms or dragons. The thread will assume that everyone participating is finding the dragons manually and not through automated means.... The "openness" will revolve around exiting, stops, and filtering out the signals that have low chance of success.