As you know from my profitable journal thread(s) I currently have a system that I'm using but I'm always interested in other systems that I think may bring something to the table (or simplify something). I recently read this thread by IronFist from 5 years ago. Basically he was going long when price closed above the 60EMA and short (or reversing) when it closed below the 60EMA. Special note: let me point out here that what you have to do is open your position on the first tick of the first bar after the close of the bar that closes above or below the EMA. The reason for this is because until that bar closes, you don't know for sure whether it's going to close above or below the MA (failing to take this into account is a common tactic used by snakeoil trading gurus, but that's an entirely different topic). His question was on when you should decide to take profits. His observation was that sometimes he had huge winners and other times he would get chopped out, and if there was a way to maximize profitability from that. Assume a relative slow MA period (such as the 60 EMA IronFist was using). Begin with a starting condition of going long when price closes above the MA and short when price closes below the MA (and, unless you are using some weird MA, this will correspond to the slope of the MA as well). Sometimes you will have huge soaring winners, but other times you will be chopped to death. This in and of itself is not profitable in the long run. How can we change this system to make it profitable? Time of day? Extra screening criteria (so that not every pass through the MA results in a trade)? Stop order requirements? Open trade management rules? Those of you who follow my journal and associated threads know I don't believe in trend following or price predicting, but I'm always willing to have intelligent discussions about it. IronFist doesn't post here much recently but I'll send him a PM to see if he wants to join in this discussion.