Hello,

I'm just backtesting a system, but i've found something interesting.

If i set a smaller trailing stop, the overall gain in $ is less, but there is a higher % of winning trades. (This is obvisouly expected if you think about it logically)

SO the question I'm wondering is this...

Is it better to have a higher % of winning trades (ie 75% compared to say 50%) but a smaller take profit or trailing stop (or what is more important, a higher % wins or overall pip numbers?)... [this is using the same lots for each trade]

My thoughts would be that if you have a higher % of winning trades... ie more confident that each trade is a higher chance of winning, then you could increase the number of lots.

Thanks, Anthony

I'm just backtesting a system, but i've found something interesting.

If i set a smaller trailing stop, the overall gain in $ is less, but there is a higher % of winning trades. (This is obvisouly expected if you think about it logically)

SO the question I'm wondering is this...

Is it better to have a higher % of winning trades (ie 75% compared to say 50%) but a smaller take profit or trailing stop (or what is more important, a higher % wins or overall pip numbers?)... [this is using the same lots for each trade]

My thoughts would be that if you have a higher % of winning trades... ie more confident that each trade is a higher chance of winning, then you could increase the number of lots.

Thanks, Anthony