Note that today doesn't count because of the US holiday (low volumes) so if the price goes back into the pitchfork on Friday the sell order is still valid for me. If you look at the top left part of the graph I always have the Volume active but I normally hide it when I publish the study. I also use Open Interest but with another pltf. Pitchfork and Ganns are a useful tools that can help in identifying a trend and areas of support/resistance but they are subjective in many aspects. You can look at the closed profit / closed loss section to see the bad / good trades. It around 50/50 at the moment but note that I don't trade all the published studies (sometimes I change my mind) and the reward/risk ratio I normally consider is higher than 2. The final result is a profit. Time cycle is an important factor, I agree, patterns tend to repeat themselves and market has a memory. Seasonality studies are other tools. Sometimes is also useful to watch the COT weekly reports to have an idea where the commercial and funds are moving their money (unfortunately not available in TradingView in chart format).