personnally, I think target return is not the meat of the performance. What is very important to me is the expected return per trade: (% loosers X average gain) - (% loosers X average losses) . So what I want is to maximize my percentage of winners and maximize my ratio winners/ loosers. Imagine to have a nice profit in a nice trend , you d better keep the trade evventhough you hit your target. Also imaging you can't reach your target for a while and this happen a lot, you will feel bad and start to deviate from your system. Also, inspite of targeting a certain return you will more look for quaility trade which is the best thing you can do for yourself in the long term. Daily, weekly, monthly target do not get the big picture. The winning rate and the winners/looser ratio do.