I have struggled for years with developing profitable strategies. Many times I have found what I thought was the "holy grail" only to crash back down after further testing/live trading. My recent threads being no different. However, with a new year approaching, I am back at it again. This thread is meant to be a continuation of past threads. A chance to start anew with a new methodology. I will be building a new strategy based entirely on patterns discovered through a custom neural network. You can read more about how I got to this point and what this method of pattern searching is about on my blog: <a href="http://www.thestrategictrader.com">Strategy Design</a> This thread will be used as an outlet to get feedback on my methods and hopefully improve them. Building strategies based on patterns in this way has endless applications. Small tweaks to the inputs produces 100's of new patterns. Hopefully as a community we can determine good inputs to produce profitable patterns. On my blog I will distribute the actual pattern files as well as the engine that runs the patterns. Before I can distribute the files, I have to make a few more modifications to protect some of the IP that I do not wish to release into the wild. However, enough will eventually be released so that the community can follow along with what I am doing.