I am new to trading (6 mos.) and especially new to automated trading. I have been experimenting with Tradestation and put together what seems to be a good strategy. I have attached the equity curve for the last 12 months. The strategy trades 2 contracts on the S&P e-mini. The performance report shows a $64,000 profit with a max drawdown of $3,800 for the last 12 months. The 24 month performance is $96,000 with a $5,300 drawdown. The strategy basically takes advantage of large daily swings which seems to be the present state and could be for some time. I am not so naive to think I came up with some brilliant strategy. I suspect that backtesting and optimizing can allow anyone to come up with a great equity curve....for the past. Without attacking my newbieness (is that a word?), I would love some feedback on why I should be wary. Thanks!