I need some help in creating an automated system for automated trading. I have a couple trading ideas I've backtested and have been testing for the past few weeks which work and would make money if executed and closed out according to my strategy. The problems I have are: 1) I second guess my system and dont initiate a position. 2) I close out a trade too fast for a small gain 3) If a trade goes against me,according to my strategy it should be closed, but I tend to hold on or average down 4) Sometimes I have other obligations during market hours and I need trades executed when Im not there Therefore Im looking to build an automated system and have it trade for me, basically removing all emotion, thinking, and second guessing from my trading. My strategy is simple. Basically something like: if X happens buy/sell and hold till a certain price is reached or if the trade goes against me to get out at a certain price. So where do I start in building an automated system for automated trading? Would appeciate any links, advice, help, ideas etc.... Lets keep this thread on topic and if you dont have anything constructive to offer stay off the thread. Thanks.