As I told you in the first edition Timeframe doesn’t matter in bats. Mostly because pays no attention to candle closes. The only thing you need is the size of XA leg. If this size is very small, then your Fibonacci ratios will NOT work well. There’s the fact – the larger the move, the more precise Fibonacci ratios calculations. But very large move involves very large risk. See “Thoughts about bat pattern” first edition to find out what size of XA was proven to be optimal.
Ok, today we’ll talk about the MOST IMPORTANT thing in recognition. It’s XA leg. The topic is huge enough, so I will need to spend more than one edition to cover it.
If you are somehow familiar to advanced patterns then you might have heard the rule: XA must be an impulse move. THAT’S COMPLETE RUBBISH.
HERE”S THE TIP #4. XA must not only be an impulse leg. It may be whatever market movement. The only thing you have to pay attention to is X point location. It must be some sort of structure, a point where price changed its direction. If we see a trend (or some huge market movement) reversal in this point, then this point is called “major structure”. If we see some small movement (correction or whatever) reversal in this point, then we are facing minor structure. Triangles, flags, are also serve very good structure areas. X point is usually situated on either boarder of these formations. XA move may also unite two or more impulses. There’s an algorithm of detecting XA. This algorithm has proven its effectiveness. It consists of a series of actions (mostly mental) that if done allow you to detect the most appropriate XA. I will reveal the algorithm itself next time. Today I will only give you a hint: X-point is not the first point that must be detected to find an appropriate XA move.
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P.S. If price comes to breakeven you will have a chance to enter short the detected on the chart))