At some point in time, the majority of traders will have a tough time succeeding. They struggle because they lack methodology, knowledge, or even restraint. For most new and struggling traders, bad psychology is the #1 hindrance to success. Even if a trading plan has the potential to be profitable, traders who ignore the rules are altering any expectancy the system would have had. This is where an automated trading strategy shines by taking emotions out of the equation and allowing traders to achieve consistency.