1) For an individual short-term futures trader, what time frame would be most important is terms of max DD and peak-to-trough figures? It's highly possible that a good short-term trader would have higher dd's the shorter the time frame considered -- ie, max daily drawdown of -10%, max weekly drawdown 2%, monthly 0 etc; is there a standard? 2) Which of the following performance record for trading futures would be more impressive for the ultimate purposes of attracting opm: Trader A turns 20K into 100K in the course of one year, trading strictly with position limit of 1 contract/10K of capital, max monthly drawdown 5% (say 2 months, non-consecutive, the rest are positive) or Trader B turns 20K into 200K in the course of one year, no position limits, max monthly drawdown 10% (again, 2 months, non-consecutive). Wouldn't trader A's figures be far more attractive, given that he was limited to a certain ratio of contracts to capital? And conversely, that no matter how good trader B's returns are, the fact that he traded with no limits on position size would make his #'s suspect, requiring a full trade by trade audit to really determine if he was actually good or just plain lucky? Or are neither of these figures particularly impressive, given one is trading futures to begin with?