Introduction:
Now a day, the technology is taking over in many aspects of everyone’s life. Obviously the financial field cannot escape this reality. And due to aggressive marketing in the forex, many “robots and combo: R&C” (R&C = robots, social trading, autocopy trading, cyborg trading, trading signals, etc.) are commercialized to everyone in the forex market, and it seems that they are replacing significantly the manual trading. Is the robotized trading more effective than the manual one? Can we use the R&C effectively in order to be profitable? Because one thing we need to understand is that the robots will never replace humans in the forex trading market, the same way that the technology cannot replace completely the mean essence of everything: the human being.
In the forex, robots are software codified to takes trading decisions: open/close positions, send trading signals, generate trading alerts, etc. The introduction of robots in the forex divides the trading world in 2 realities reflected in the forex statistics: a) around more than 95 to 99% of the forex R&C are not profitable; b) around 80 to 95% of human trading manually are not profitable. Then, it is a fact that in the forex R&C are not at all profitable and have worst result records than humans. But, can we learn something good from the R&C? Definitely yes, as R&C do, we can automate our manual trading, but to make our trading become more profitable.
Surprised! And the following question would be: why R&C fail miserably in the market? The answer is simple: because they are not enough well programmed to decide accurately in the complex and uncertain forex market environment the way humans can. R&C are not so effective dealing with multitask components involved in the multidimensional forex universe as the humans can be. That is the reasons why here we will put more focus on how to systemize our manual trading using R&C skills.

Why systemize our manual trading?
The bad side of manual trading comparing to R&C is that: manual trading, as achieved by humans, implicates many subjective elements that constrain trading decisions to be unprofitable. One of the most important aspects of those subjective elements involved in manual trading is emotions. It is known that manual traders are humans trading in the unstable forex market, where 80% of emotions takes part in the trading decisions. While the forex market is one of the financial environments where uncertain and risky elements are dominant; so letting emotions take over in trading decisions could be considered as a mortal sin.
Who can control emotions when is trading? Experienced traders know that when they are trading the only components they control are: themselves and their decisions. To win in an unstable and uncertain financial environment like the forex market; the way to control emotions, risks and uncertainness is taking structured and programmed decisions consistently; that means by using a structured and programmed original system.

Comparing to manual trading

R&C operate on the forex market with cold mind: zero emotions. They have parameters predefined: they enter, manage and exit positions only if only the market conditions coincide with their parameters’ configuration. Successful manual traders operate the forex market with this same approach, and they are winners because their trading systems are built based on golden rules and standards. (http://www.dukascopy.com/fxcomm/fx-article-contest/?Successful-Fx-Trading-Principles&action=read&id=442 ; http://www.dukascopy.com/fxcomm/fx-article-contest/?Technical-Analysis-Standards-Of-Money&action=read&id=1521 )
What can we learn from the automated trading? The systematized trading allows us: a) to stay more objective by reducing emotions and subjective ingredients in our trading decisions. b) to give priority to our knowledge, education, and trading formation on other factors that affect our decisions. c) to maintain focus on logic, common sense and other good professional attitudes avoiding emotions like greed, fear, anger, and frustrations.

How to systemize our manual trading? keeping it simple.
The forex market is a complex world, and trading is the art to simplify the process of taking smart decisions in an easy way in the market. We do not need the systematization of our trading plan to be a complicated path. The important point is that we have to build it ourselves. Because it is the only way we can understand, interpret, evaluate, and adapt it to our life’s reality and even more important it is the only way we can apply it effectively.

Here we give 7 suggestions about how to have our manual trading systematized:
1) Define the reasons why we are trading on the forex market, and by then define our trading style (scalping, day trading or long term trading).
2) Search for the winning rules & standards, evaluate them and select those we can use according to our trading style.
3) Search for the inputs we need for our selected trading system.
4) Integrate the golden rules to each input component of your trading system (adequate configuration)
5) Built the process of our trading operations with few winning strategies compatible to our predefined style: positions’ entry, management and exit. (http://www.dukascopy.com/fxcomm/fx-article-contest/?Take-Profit-Tp-The-Other&action=read&id=1507 ; French version http://www.dukascopy.com/fxcomm/blog/?action=post-show&post_id=2629)
6) Evaluate the outcomes and formulate the feedback to improve the trading system.
7) Trade our systemized trading plan.

Caution! Do it smart.
Smart, we mean that we can revise it in a few seconds to detect trading opportunities and analyze them in around 3 minutes on a currency pair. For some reasons traders are artists: (http://www.dukascopy.com/fxcomm/blog/?action=post-show&post_id=2131) using a little bit of creativity and we will figure out how to build it. Taking the platform we are more familiar with, we will use the platform features to build our trading system. If needed, we can also ask for help from other traders and socialize online in traders’ community to find information support. The efforts to systemize our trading plan are worth it, because a good trading system: 1) allows us to monitor the market constantly. 2) helps us to detect trading opportunities with less difficulties. 3) facilitates us to realize technical analysis easier and faster. 4) Makes easy for us to take good trading decisions, because we have more control on our emotions.

It is not logical that we buy R&C that include the traders and programmers personality, style, money management, drawdown, etc. In fact we have no idea about them and we don’t know how they will fit in our life reality.

Let us build our own trading business.
As a result of buying R&C, we build other peoples businesses. We must reject the temptations of fast track solutions and the desire to win easy money with forex R&C. By R&C we have high risk to lose the money we pay for them and to lose the money they will use from our account to trade. That is the simply cruel truth. Then, let us take care of our own trading business building our systemized manual trading in order to contribute to our long term trading career. We could have a good trading plan or not, but to improve our trading performance in a long run we have to keep in mind to: “systemize our trade and to trade our system”, simple as that.
Conclusions:
In everything no matter how fast the technology is developing, the mean essence will never change. Instead of buying a black box technology as a forex R&C to take risk with our money in the market with around 99% of probability to lose; let us use our creativity and self confidence to conceive our own systemized trading adapted to our life needs and reality. It is easy: based on our needs, we know what we want and we chose our trading style, we integrate golden rules and winning strategies to our trading system; keeping it simple and doing it smart by using our creativity. And no matter the commercial we watch, the beautiful and attractive a new technology can appear, we will never forget that the mean essence of things will never change: humans financially well trained and educated will always trade better than R&C in the forex market.

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