I am new to discretionary trading and need some help in understanding the role of "discretion" in discretionary trading. some other words that come to mind are judgment, intuition, subjective analysis. I like to take the other side of the argument, and say that the more I look into discretionary trading, it appears when traders say they used their discretion to make a trading decision, that it is nothing more than a rule they are not consciously aware of? or is there more to it? Most successful discretionary traders say trading is boring. Assuming they are using a set of written rules. So this mean good discretionary trading is nothing more than 100% mechanical trading that good discretionary traders do unconsiously. Discretionary traders use words like conflence, context. Which to me is nothing more than a long series of if-then-else programming statements. Or is there more to it? Is there a secret sauce that good descretionary traders use to make trading decisions? Thank, just trying to learn.