Superalgos Trading Coach puts the focus on the systematic approach to trading, which Superalgos believes is the proper way to learn to trade. The term "systematic" refers to the methodic nature of the process by which aspiring traders first learn the basics of technical analysis and markets psychology, then develop a trading system, test it, and only then deploy it.
Systematic trading works well with all sorts of trading frequencies. However, beginner traders should focus on the lower side of the range. Trading at high frequencies, in the order of minutes, seconds or higher, requires factoring many different kinds of market forces. The analysis is greatly simplified when the focus is placed on lower frequencies such as hours, days or weeks.
The flip-side of the coin is discretionary trading, which incorporates all sorts of analysis in the decision-making process, including intuition and experience. There are advantages and disadvantages to relying on intuition and experience, but the reason why beginner traders should refrain from making discretionary decisions is simply that they lack both.
Inexperienced traders making decisions in real-time are likely acting upon emotional drivers, such as fear and greed. For example, the fear of missing out drives beginners to chase rallies after they have matured, resulting in late entries and mistimed exits, often ending up on the wrong side of the trade.
Emotions need to be rooted out for traders to have fair chances of success. In part, that is what systematic trading does. It removes the option of making trading decisions in real-time, as the market unfolds. Instead, decisions are made in a cool state of mind, with plenty of time for thorough analysis and testing, while developing the trading system.
A trading system is a set of pre-defined rules that determine—among other things—when and how positions shall be open, how they shall be managed, and when and how they shall be closed. A clear set of rules enforces an effective separation of decision-making from trading execution. The trader must always execute the rules in the system, effectively blocking emotional drives.