Well, it's Sunday morning and I was thinking about an idea. Try this on the ES: Start your first trade on the open 8:30cst. You could stop trading when your profit or loss is 5 or 10 points on the day...or at 15:00cst using the last 15 min between 15:00cst and 15:15cst to close out your open trade. Pick a side based on the previous RTH session. If it was a green bar start the open short for a 1 pt target with a 1.25 pt stop. If the previous RTH session was a red bar bar start the open with a long for a 1pt. target with a 1.25 stop. We do not stop here.....continue and try this: If your opening trade is wrong and you stop out....use a reversal stop (double contracts) and get the opposite direction with the execution of the stop. This time add 1 tick to the target and the stop. Keep repeating this with reversing and adding 1 tick on the target and the stop each time, until you find the side to be on. This is used throughout the day and is a perpetual rule used on the losing trades until you get on track and find the side to be on. If your opening trade was correct exit with your profit of 1 point and re-enter with a repeat of the opening trade bracket. Throughout the day this is a perpetual rule and if you get a winner use this rule. Now if you are totally confused by now..... Keep in mind this is an "always in" system calibrating to the chop with increasing brackets and risk, or following the trend with incremental profit taking and a trailing adjusting bracket. This is a perpetual restarting system and does not necessarily indicate progressively wider and wider brackets. Also it could be incorporated to any entry time and not dependant on entering at the open or the instrument used. This methodology could be adjusted to any instrument and would be considered not a trend following methodology but more accurately a "TREND FINDING" methodology. Actually you could enter in any direction and at any time. One could optimize this with indicators and MAE and MFE statistical observations. It will search for a side at your expense and could achieve a net profit at the end of the day or a huge loss. It's success is based on your size of brackets compared to the chop frequency of your chosen instrument....in this case the ES. Can anybody backtest this on a tick periodicity? The size of the Bracket is open for discussion/opinion. Also opinions about this canned method of scalping are welcome too. Michael B.