When it comes to pure trading, you are probably right humans can make more money trading than a computer, at least for now. But here's the difference, traders are looking to find the highest payout while I am looking to free up my time. I am more concerned with safety than profits and I want a robot that can provide a steady income for our retirement.
Like most people, time got ahead of me. In 2007 I came to the harsh realization that I was in my later 50's and hadn't been able to put enough money away for any kind of retirement, and that time was approaching quickly. My last real estate venture had just went bust and my wife and I were left in Nicaragua without the ability to make a real living there and were living off of our savings. Something had to be done so I made a deal with my wife that we would move back to the States and she would go back to work while I found the best and most reliable way to retire. That was 6 years ago...
As it turns out, I am gifted in some areas and as you can tell from my last post, completely lost in others. But math has always come easy to me. When I look at the forex market, I don't see it the same way you or other traders do, I see it from a mathematical perspective. You see for me, I don't trade, all I am doing is arithmetic.
We are looking for some person or company that will look at my work and realize that they could sell these programs simply because they are so steady and buy the rights from us, and that will give us enough money to retire on. The market for our robots will probably end up being other retirees or the average investor as apposed to traders. As you say, traders can learn to make more than our robots will but they will still have to work at it. I have found away for retirees like myself to provide a nice income so we can live wherever we want to in the world and not have to worry about money.
So what I am trying to say, and not doing a very good job at it, is that better is a matter of perspective. I never wanted to be a super trader while that is the apparent goal of most traders, I think.
It has been great chatting with everyone, but this is eating up more time than I realized. So I am bowing out and wish everyone the best of trading and a most peaceful and happy time of thanksgiving.
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