Trying to find a systematic approach that has a reliable edge upon which I can define the probabilistic outcomes (win rates, profit ratio, drawdowns etc). I can code and backtest strategies (a fairly recent addition to my toolkit) so am very much still in exploration vs exploitation mode when it comes to trading. It’s challenging (understatement) to both limit drawdowns and maximize returns. I am more interested in limiting drawdowns and having a smooth equity curve rather than pure max profit optimization which may (likely) requires more volatility and enduring deeper drawdowns.
Why do you want smooth? Life is not smooth. Markets are not smooth.