This is the target for this year. I know it sounds very lofty, but I have given a lot of consideration to this. Last year, I set out to take 76K to 500K by year end, starting 25 of February. I was unable to achieve that, returning only 186% before withdrawals. On the other hand, through the first half of that endeavour (at the end of week 22 of 43), I had taken the initial sum of 76.6K and returned 264% before withdrawals. That works out to a compounded weekly rate of 6%. Although I was unable to sustain the momentum through the second half of the period (actually had a loss for the second half), I still feel that the performance of that first half is not only feasible but sustainable for an entire year. However, to allow for some modesty, knowing the difficulties in implementation, I shall aim for a 5% weekly compounded rate. This means between now and end of the year, 50 weeks, the 103K should grow to 103* 1.05 ^ 50, which gives my target balance of $1.2million. Of course the above assumes no withdrawal. I shall adjust for that in due course. I have drawn up a core list of strategies with expectations for each, in terms of number of trades, and the total return. I shall keep a close tab on the performance of each strategy, and will be quick to cut-down or halt trading on each method that fails to live up to expectation. I know the difficult part is abstaining from trades. For the first half of the year, my expectation shall be a modest 180%, bringing the balance to about 290K, while I keep refining my core strategies, automating a lot of things, alongside with maintaining a regular employment. Then if the target for the first half is met, I shall devote full time for the second half (leave of absence or outright resignation from regular employment), full steam with all my refined methods and automation, and aim for a compounded 313% second half. However, for purposes of measuring progress, I will assume the results accrue uniformly at a compounded weekly rate of 5%. I am aware that the above will involve the possibility of significant draw-downs. I am prepared, however, for a single maximum draw-down of 40% due to losses. Last year, there were too many big drawdowns mainly due to rule violations. Part of the work I am undertaking is laying a good mathematical analysis of the risks and attendant draw-down inherent in maintaining multiple strategies/multiple open positions especially for the swing trades spanning several days, given my presumed "edge". Feel free to join along the ride.