There is an overwhelming amount of traders out there who are using in the completely wrong way, I would like to address these issues individually to help all of the new traders out there who may not be aware of these mistakes.
1. Using the wrong ratios for each pattern.
The most common issue with , using the wrong ratios. It's scary, search the pattern you're trading and I guarantee you end up with 5 different sets of ratios, and you're left asking yourself which ones are correct?
2. Contradicting signals on multiple timeframes, going against the bigger picture.
, which develop on different timeframes, may show conflicting signals. You may see a and on two immediate timeframes, this may create confusion for a novice trader.
3. Misplacing stop loss levels, therefore increasing the likeliness of being stomped out.
Common stop-loss rules are prone to easy manipulation by major players and can become a major drawback, this is why I have defined my own rules for stop loss and take profit targets.
4. Wanting the market to see your pattern.
In your head, you want the market to see your pattern and you force it onto your chart. You try to make it fit the market rather than letting the market fit the pattern. Please understand, the market does not care how you think or feel, when you show up you need to bring your A game.
5. Not going with key levels.
Most novice traders assume that if they find a valid pattern it will automatically reverse once it reaches the potential reversal zone, however nothing else is indicating a reversal at that level. Always go with the key level in the market, if your D point aligns with a weekly level of support or resistance this provides strong reasoning for a reversal.
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Here's to your success!!!