CHAPTER 6

A BRIEF LOOK AT MY TRADING ROUTINE

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed inoveralls and looks like work.

—Thomas Edison

In the last chapter, I made the argument that purely mechanical systems trading, what I called “not-Joel-type” trading, is a losing proposition. Yet following this chapter I am going to introduce you to a set of seven newly developed trading systems. This chapter is an attempt to smooth over that apparent contradiction. As stated earlier, the best way to approach the trading of mechanical systems is to get some coaching from an experienced trader on how best to master the systems themselves. Through good coaching, you should get the kind of “discretion” that can stand above the system and work ...

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