Trading System Ideas

We can all use some help in locating profitable trading systems. This page highlights some great ideas that can get you started. There are some great trading systems out there waiting just waiting for you!

What Makes A Good Trading System?

Low Drawdown

Look for strategies that have a net profit (NP) vs drawdown (DD) above 2.0. Take the net profit and divide it by the largest intraday drawdown. 


The strategy should function in both bull and bear regimes. The input parameters must be resistant to change.

Profitable on out-of-sample

A good strategy will perform well on out-of-sample data (unseen). If you can get a report of live trades, that's even better.

Not sure how to build a strategy?

Check out this page for a great introduction to building your own trading system.

Trading Systems

While the process of trading can be daunting, it doesn't have to stop you from getting started. How? Here are some great ideas for starting a profitable strategy!

Market Studies

The market has secrets that only the most skilled traders know. These hidden patterns are revealed through market studies and can provide a great starting point for your own trading system! Check out these articles for interesting market studies.


Check out these articles, which highlight some interesting indicators. These are just a few of the many tools that can be used to build winning trading systems.

Simple and easy.

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About the Author

Jeff has built and traded automated trading systems for the futures markets since 2008. He is the creator of the online courses System Development Master Class and Alpha Compass. Jeff is also the founder of EasyLanguage Mastery - a website and mission to empower the EasyLanguage trader with the proper knowledge and tools to become a profitable trader.