A reliable entry/exit system that works, not exclusively an automated one
If the setup works properly, you can follow it also in discretionary trading mode, it does not matter in which mood you are. If you wait for a trigger signal that worked in the past, you just have to be “awake” and “eagle-eyeing the screen” for the signal to trigger the trade in the future. All those discussions concerning emotions and so on are the results of insufficient entry/exit rules. If you are good in driving a car you can drive it fully drunken or angry like the devil after your girlfriend told you she has an affair with your brother…but only if you are good in it and the technics are burned in your mind.
I mean if you know what you are waiting for infront of your screen, it doesnt matter how you feel (provided you are able to click the buy/sell buttons or distinguish candle bars from beer bottles.
In a nutshell: if i know what i should do, based on visible facts that trigger my actions, emotions are for triggering irrelevant.