There are a lot of people trying to apply systems to different markets. The core principles: Stop Loss (SL) Take Profit (TP) Equity (E) Lots (L) Leverage (ratio) Take the above, and plug them into a given market, any market. And you will realize, the volatility itself, will take most people out, with their stop losses being hit. Lot of people advocate TP/SL of atleast 2:1, but the odds are, that since SL is half, the volatility will most likely hit your SL before it hits your TP. The above two conditions occur most of the time in any given market, since 80 percent of the time, the price will have a minute to minute volatility great enough to take out most people's stop losses. On a rare occassion, price instability secondary to massive order flow or news events, will trend the market, in these instances even though the minute to minute volatility may be the same, the minute to minute volatility migrates the price unidirectionally. The urge to trade all the time, leads to failure for most people. Unless the prudent ones minimize leverage or lot size during 80% of the market periods. The key is to have price migrate away from your entry, and let your TP be greater then 5:1. The other technique is to use a very large stop loss and a small TP, to let the volatility keep hitting your TP in the range channel. When adopting this technique, recognizing when the periods of transition occur between price stability and instability. Trendfollowing should be the goal of most people. Apart from that we are just spinning our wheels in these markets. Massive wealth accumulation cannot occur if we dont make a effort to capture the trend. In summary: Trade your system very infrequently. Unless your system is geared for range trading, with the ability to recognize transitions from price stability to instability. Am I wrong?