I was on another forum and somebody was ridiculing intuition. A lot of economists who are deeper thinkers than me state the reason for failure in all economic theories is the inability of economists to predict the resulting action of people to their policies. I don't care what method you are using, your underlying assumption is when X happens people will do Y. Most mathmaticians on this site have the X factor all worked out, but many of them lack the Y factor. No amount of math can help you improve the Y factor in your trading. Like the pro poker players say, "To be good, you need to be able to read people." or what some of us call intuition, or reading the market.