Ever wonder what it takes to be a âprofessionalâ trading system designer? Here is an article written for Dice.com by a system designer. For those of you who are not familiar with Dice.com they are a job board, similar to Monster.com. http://seeker.dice.com/common/servl.../content/seekert/wall_street/wall_street.html I am posting this article as an informative resource for the new/non programmers. My intention is not to discourage anyone but rather inform the group. Every programmer has to start somewhere. For those of you who do take the plunge and learn programming you can be comfortable in the knowledge that if trading does not work out you can always get a job coding, which by the way pays very well. I do believe that an automated system can be created with much less experience than he describes but it certainly will be more difficult and less robust. As always I am curious to see how people react. Do you think he is correct? Have you actually built a fully automated system, NOT in TradeStation or others, with less then 50,000 lines of code? If you use TradeStation or others like that have you been able to successfully fully automate you programs?