When you are using a trading strategy, it goes without saying that you should test its capabilities before diving in head first. This can be done by backtesting as well as forward testing or demo accounts. However it is not just enough to test your strategy in order to find the greatest success. You must go to further optimizations to make the most out of it. Some things you can do are testing the days of each week to be sure of which days are out performing and which are underperforming. If you come to find that you are consistently underperforming on Fridays, then you may determine that you could take that day off and make a greater income. I dont think any of us will complain about getting paid more to take a day off!!! You should then look at the time of day to determine if it is wise to trade the full day or minimize your time to only a few hours. Trading is one of the few jobs in life that you can get paid more for working less. It is also one of the few jobs that people actually want to do more and more, which makes taking more time off difficult but extremely wise. Remember it is not just about the winning strategy, you must know when to use your strategy to capitalize on its winning abilities.