Topic: "Flat" stagnation
Stagnation in a strategy is not a bad thing as long as the balance / equity curve, under the stagnation period, is relatively flat. Flat stagnation, tells us that the strategy avoided opening of new positions (for example because behavior of a currency pair has changed under this period).
Of course we are always looking for a strategy with only short stagnation periods, to maximize our profit rising, but the conclusion from this observation (about stagnation periods) should be that in our search we should not discard strategies with relatively flat stagnation periods. Currency pairs will constantly change their behavior and, in some way, flat stagnation tells us that the strategy works well, “understanding” that it should not enter the market when a pair “misbehaves”.
When posting here on the forum I will often write something with a goal of checking if my reasoning is correct. So it is often more a sort of question, rather than a statement. To stress that it is so, I often should want to end my text with “Am I Right Or Not”. Acronym for this could be “AIRON”. I think it could be useful shorthand to tell anyone, that the writer of the text is looking for confirmation. So let me end this text with AIRON.
(I am not originally English speaking person, but I have a feeling that this acronym connects to “to iron something”, which, in a way, means an effort to make something more straightly, more obvious).