Fully disclosed of course. lol. So, I was flipping through the Dec./Jan. issue of Trader and came across this quote "Trade with a trend, ride the winners, cut the losers. How you do it doesn't matter" from a past market guru. What the hell I thought, I can do that in my sleep. Let's see if it can be made into a trend following system for the emini market. Should also work on NQ and ER2 (at least in theory). To start out, here's the idea. 1). Use RSI as the indicator for the trend. A 50.5 reading and we should be long. A 49.5 reading and we should go short. So the risk is the maximum of the length of time between bars and a range of 1.0 on the RSI. 2). If the market rises above 52.5 and then crosses below it, then exit any long trade. If the market drops below 47.0 and then crosses above it, then exit short trades. As long as the market runs it'll just stay in the trade. As time goes on the RSI will move in the direction of the move so it's just like having a trailing stop. I made the short side a little lower due to short trades moving faster than long trades. Now, the only 2 pieces left to figure out are: - how many periods to use with the RSI ? - what timeframe to select to base the periods on ? I plan on testing 15 min., 30 min., 60min., 120 min., 180 min., and 240 min. bars for each year from 2003 - 2006. One year at a time and optimize the number of periods to figure out what was optimal for that year. This should take a couple of days. Then lets see if there's anything worth trading.