Working with my current trading strategy and trying to optimize the system. Assuming there is one variable that can directly affect the number of trades, profit/loss, which is most important to you and why? For ex. (just to clear up) Let's say if 1x was used as the variable the results were (YTD): Average profit/trade = .34% Median profit/trade = .30% Wins = 1731 Losses = 1304 Win % = 57% Avg Win = 1.79% Avg Loss = -1.60% Avg Win/Avg Loss = 1.07 Total Buying Power Required for all trades for entire year = $60,740,000 Profit = $102,611 Now the variable is 2x: Average profit/trade = .51% (+.17% higher than 1x) Median profit/trade = .49% (+.19%) Wins = 1061 (less trades triggered) Losses = 719 Win % = 60% (+3%) Avg Win = 1.99% (+.20%) Avg Loss = -1.68% (-.08%) Avg Win/Avg Loss = 1.19 (+.12) Total Buying Power Required for all trades for entire year = $35,600,000 Profit = $90,529 (roughly -$10k) My question becomes...are you more concerned with the bottom line (where 1x profits more than 2x), or are you more concerned with another ratio/number? What ratio/number/stat would you focus on (I do not have a statistics background, so I am sure I probably left out some very crucial calculations that could help me...that is where I need some input). I mean from a common sense standpoint, I can look at this and say that 2x is a much better/efficient way b/c you lose $10k in profits, but you risk almost half the money in buying power over the year. But What if I have 50 different variables and want to pick the best one? Thanks in advance.