This thread is about the process of developing systems/methods and the detail that surrounds them. I've been semi-retired for about three years now. I'm now 48 and the older I get, the less desire I seem to have doing trading related work. At this point I have about six looseleaf notebooks filled with material I've not found elsewhere. I think some of it would be useful to just about anyone. There is some material I don't want to divulge while I'm still actively trading, so what I post about will vary and not be all inclusive. I have ADD, so this is probably the best way for me to post some material from some of my notebooks over time. In the past I've posted a idea or two when I had time and then moved on to other things. This has no doubt made others mad, so I hope to only hang out here and post followups. I'm not around all the time, so it may be days or weeks before I get back to this thread. I hope Magna won't close it without me requesting it. As far as the material, I'll post stuff that I believe is somewhat unique and has some value to people wanting to improve their overall trading or models and methods. I respect all opinions as they reflect the persons knowledge, values, and life experiences to that point. I don't respond to opinions as there's no way to argue objectively such matters. I try to post objective material so others can do the same calculations and come up with the same conclusions. If we differ on interpretations of the output, then so be it. I have no interest in participating in flame wars. Hopefully the differing opinions will not be edited out of this journal so others that share the viewpoint of the poster can PM them and do their own research. Please do not PM me with questions. I've let my mailbox fill up several times because I get overwhelmed when I have 15-20 PM's since the last time I logged in. Anything worth discussing is worth posting to this journal. If you have some secret formula and want my opinion, please keep it to yourself or ask someone else's opinion.