"Becoming the best trader that you can be" is noble as an aspirational goal but can be rather meaningless as a developmental goal without the key components in bringing aspiration to fruition. A major challenge for every self directed trader as you are is that the pathway can easily be one of trial and error with many unfruitful effort. It is a catch 22 of elimination through a painful process. IMHO, having an aspirational goal will get you no where. What you need is a program just as with any self development program. It means you need structure. You need practical goals that you can aim for in your skills development; a process where your efforts are captured for evaluation; deficiencies that can be identified and re-programmed; and data sets to measure ongoing performance.The goal is to become the best trader I can be. I do that by understanding as best I can. I am merely looking around, trying different things, trying to better understand the puzzle I am dealing with. I am looking at this puzzle through different lenses... sometimes I will recognise a new perspective, sometimes I don't. Indicators are not at the top of my list of priorities, I am merely gathering information because they can be useful.
If you recall, I once asked you whether you have a trade plan for each trade that you take. Having a trade plan is the foundation of a trader's development program. It forces discipline and a trade process; it forces you to document your trade set ups and enable post evaluation; it measures your trade discipline in stop management and profit taking; the statistical output enables you to work on your overall expectancy be it RR or win rate ratio. In contrast knowing your win loss % is meaningless and non actionable other than questioning whether you need a different indicator.
Is that a rhetorical question or are you actually eliciting a response?
Saying that trading is 80% psychological is useful when trying to point out that psychology is very important...that it is often the biggest hurdle. But is it 80%? Is it 80% all of the time or only some of the time?
Don't get too fixated whether trade psychological is predominant or 80 % is the right level as I was just using an example. At each state of our development the needs are different as they are unique to each trader. I am simply questioning whether you have reconcile your time allocation to your identified priorities and whether your priorities are in sync with your required skills development.
Is trading ever going to be less psychological with automation, I have my doubts but that is a subject for another day.Trading becomes less psychological the more you automate for example. So if you are eliciting a response then you have not supplied enough information for me to answer. At my level of trading proficiency I probably wouldn't be able to accurately quantify what % a particular style/strategy was anyway. But as I said, psychology is very often the biggest hurdle.
If you were to list three things you would priortise for self development what would they be and why? Only you can make that judgement.