let me try this one more time. Forget the numbers for a minute, just tell me if this concept has any value. Start with $10,000 and the following targets Max loss=400 Average loss=200 Average win=300 hit rate=40% 1.enter trade using coin flip or crossover or whatever I don't care. trade 1 goes against you, at -200 you take your loss, you have now hit one target. 2. Trade 2 goes ok, you take a profit at 300 and now you have hit 2 targets. 3. Now on trade 3, you see you have hit 2 targets, but your hit rate is now 50%. You have already determined that you only need 40% so you go into this trade armed with one important fact. You don't need a win. And you still haven't hit max loss so the no brainer is to put on a 400 trailing stop. It never sees the light of day and you get stopped out for 400. 4.Trade 4. one problem. average loss is now 300 and target is 200. Same thing, you now have one important goal. On this trade, no matter what, your loss must be less than 200. So etc. When your hit rate is higher than target, you take more risk. When your hit rate is low you scalp. When your average profit is below target, you look for trades with higher profit targets (or you simply refuse to take a small profit.) The value is, you know what you need and don't need on every trade. (and once figured out can be programmed into any existing trading system and many more targets could be added or modified) Any good?