Here's another example of the larger time frame providing plenty of chances on the lower time frame.
A healthy breakout is one with buildup against the level under attack. If we keep probing/failing....and STILL attacking the level from closer and closer, you know where the pressure is.
I'm sure you already use variable size to consistently risk the same % of...
This is a great example for traders of all timeframes to study. I don't really have time for people basing trades on wide zones - that's fine for analysis, but for a TRADE, you've got to see the fight at a specific level. When you draw these correctly, you can get a really great picture of evolving sentiment and balance of power shifts.
Most traders treat...
This is the type of context shift we're looking for. The breakout bar shifts us from analysis mode to trade hunting....looking for lower time frame, healthy PBSR to risk off a level retest.
See comment for H1 ideal entry.
(These are not trades I took, I'm just building a solid study library and I suggest you do the same).
When you have your eyes consistently at the same important levels (preferably horizontal ones), you'll quickly see the difference between a buildup that creates a powerful breakout vs a breakout fail / trap.
Naked run ups like this can be scary to get in front of, and it's not a straightforward entry, especially if you're executing on the H1. But this is why you...
I'll post my Ninjatrader charts for trade entries. This is the kind of setup I want to wait for vs fighting the grind on NQ today.
I'm a momentum trader, and momentum comes from traps and/or tipping points. I don't want price to ever come back to my entry and I don't believe in wide stops.
Before taking entries, ask yourself about the market state. Is it...
If you struggle to find what the market is presenting to you, there is only one thing that's for sure. There is either a bottom price being defended or a higher price being defended.
How do you get into these trades?
I did a quick chart on how to establish a day type and where to initiate your trade with little risk to a nice reward.