However, in this video I talk about why I am not making this system fully automated and I show you what it did yesterday in the chop zone vs. what it has done today.
I created this blog about 30 days ago. Prior to that, I spent over a year, 12 hours a day, living and breathing automated strategies. I wrote more code than I've ever written in my life, I created more new ideas and tried to solve more problems than ever before.
I got so caught up in automated strategies that I lost focus on what was previously working for me -- discretionary trading.
It clearly took me a long time to realize this, to realize I had drifted off course. But once I did, it was like a ton of bricks all at once came crashing down. So, I immediately decided I need to change.
This blog was born, and my new focus was to build better tools to help me discretionarily trade instead of trying to automate everything. All the new stuff I've written in the last 30 days has been to that end.
This video illustrates just a small portion of why the human brain can still be trusted more than automated algorithms most of the time. I recommend downloading the full HD version (link below video) to make it easier to see.
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If you had trouble with the mental aspect of trading, instead of spending time automating to get around that, I encourage you to do what I'm doing -- find other ways to deal with the emotional part and mental shortcomings of your trading.