i am constantly wondering how good an entry needs to be. i'm sure you all have heard before, things like: -the entry should only be about 10% of your system. -even the best traders aren't right much more than 50-60% of the time. i can't really disagree with any of this too much. many of us here already know you can make money being right 30% of the time or less. it all depends on your system. my question really is...for profitable traders, is it their entry that makes them profitable, or how they trade their entry? i always have to think it is how they trade it. i'm starting to think you could take any entry and find a way to manage it profitably. am i wrong? is the right entry the key? or are entries nothing but a structure by which you can manage a trade with rules? the majority here is going to say that the entry doesn't matter, but at the same time, the guys here who make money don't want to reveal what their entry is! that's what i don't understand. why isn't everyone revealing their entry if it isn't really important? another thing...people say to KEEP IT SIMPLE. i really want to keep my trading simple. but why is everyone making complicated systems? look at all the posts here. whenever an entry is discussed it is not something simple. what is something simple that can be used? are programs like tradestation even needed? or is it just a tool to overcomplicate the trading process? these are the questions i'm thinking lately....any response to any of them would be appreciated.