After reading many of the journals, and if they are honest, most traders seems more likely to wing it on feeling and intuition of a particular buy or sell rather than using a strict automated trading system. This occurs is even more when using technical analysis of chart graphing (support/resistance, pattern/handles). So, should more traders instead imitate program trading whereas trades are executed strictly by pre-programmed indices and automated through a software program? Meaning once a system is in place trades are made according to what has already been accounted for in the program and manual intervention is removed. I am not saying it would result in better performance, because what you program in for assumptions and criteria may be done well or flawed, but at least you'd be able to have more time, instead of sitting behind a monitor all day. You'd be more productive in how you go about trading where you spend more time in research than in actual execution which could be handled by a computer system.