About a year ago I (a newbie) developed an ES emini day trading method that seemed to be effective. As a result, my account grew consistently for about three months. However, as I began to trade more size and started to read more about risk management, to reduce risk, I began to tweak my strategy accordingly. Unfortunately, I believe all the tweaks completely ruined the system. Now, a year later I find myself back at square one with a similar method that seems to be working again. However, itâs a high risk strategy and is contrary to many trading truisms (and tweaks that were made to the original method). For example: 1) It's a counter-trend strategy (seeking to pick tops and bottoms). 2) It uses very wide discretionary stops (even for minimum rewards). 3) Itâs not extensively back tested (less than 30 days), but based on real time observations. 4) It has predictive entries near perceived support and resistance levels, and allows for averaging down or up and targets are adjusted accordingly. Iâm curious if one could trade this way successfully (without getting into my specific method) or is it just a matter of time before the truisms kick in and I blow up my account?