What we term as a 'shoulder' (Lower High/Higher Low) is a prime entry setup with statistically high probability. The important thing to note is that it is used in conjunction with price action to correctly identity when traders are being 'caught off-guard' on the wrong side of the action and forced to close. We like to term it the 'sweaty palm' feeling when you begin to realize that you are wrong and have to start to look for the exits and minimize losses. In the example on the German DAX index
, there were some great opportunities to sell (off the shoulders when sellers stepped in at lower levels and buyers were forced to bail) with a defined risk profile that paid out handsomely...if you are able yo define the key zones and when traders will be put under pressure. Hope this helps and Happy Trading....TradeSetup.