Seamus McKenna is founder and Chief Executive of Omicron Forex, a dedicated in-depth resource for Foreign Exchange traders everywhere. He has a technical background and many years of experience in trading using quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis. Private retail traders, especially in Forex, now have access to some sophisticated trading platforms, including those that allow for algorithmic trading. Omicron Forex has spent quite a bit of time developing systems. It has also investigated others that offered an easy-street way to riches. Two things stand out – (1) the get-rich-quick Forex robots don't work but (2) there is a real part to be played by automation in Forex trading as an invaluable assistant to the hands-on trader. If you don’t use algorithmic routines you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. The Omicron Forex Trading Manual, available on Amazon.com, contains all that Omicron Forex has learned about trading in general (risk avoidance, money management, thinking in probabilities and the psychology of trading), and about the ways in which algorithmic, or automated, routines can be of real assistance. The Omicron Forex blog and The Omicron Forex online training courses contain everything that is consistent with our belief that to be profitable in a sustained and consistent manner, fundamental analysis, technical analysis and algorithmic routines for trade entry and management must be used together. There are no magic bullets, and there never were. The Omicron Forex Trading Manual has been described as “...essential reading for anybody, not only those trading the Forex market but the essential wisdom therein can be employed in many other markets” by Dermot Desmond, owner of International Investments and Underwriting (IIU), and one of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors to date.