My estimate is that there are zero people making money from automated systems in NinjaTrader, Tradestation and other retail systems that allow it.
Now - I hold that opinion partly because these platforms put you in a box.
- They do not support spread/arbitrage trading
- They force you into making decisions/backtesting based on price along
So the type of trading you are forced to automate is going to be using historical prices to anticipate a future move.
That's quite different from what HFTs/automated market makers do.
From a longer term perspective, the only person I know that does longer term strategies at a quant firm is trading multi-instrument strategies, so a sort of longer term arbitrage.
So whilst automation is possible - the sort of automation strategies you can employ with retail trading platforms is very specific and not really what is going on (in my experience) in the professional world.
So no backtesting of order flow, no real support for arbitrage, no order book etc. It's very limited. It's basically letting you test combinations of indicators.
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He really came off as arrogant and full of himself in that interview. Apparently no trading is profitable except HFT and selling volatility the way Sosnoff does. I wonder if he consulted with Ray Dalio or Jim Simons on that?