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This is a preventative maintenance strategy. Instead of imagining trade signals on this Friday afternoon and taking stupid trades which Ill regret later Im going to distract myself by typing this post. Here is an observation from earlier today.

I was watching a video journal and noticed the chap had quite a few different charts open. Tick charts, time charts, volume profiles, lines, indicators. This is all fine if the information gives you an edge but I must say that it is quite taxing on your mind having to continuously process multiple streams of data.

I have tried watching various different things on a single instrument and in my case it was unsuccessful. The problem is that the more you attempt to complement your decision making by using more tools, the harder your brain has to work (not the other way around).
The more confirmation you seek the more conflict you create.
This is entropy. Things are always getting hotter. The more you try and control, the more chaos you create.

There will ALWAYS be something conflicting with your idea and your job is to remove it. Cut it away like ts a cancerous growth on your method. If it works sometimes then bomb it...you donít need it. You might find that you end up removing everything and relying on one or two simple signals and your own intuition. Thats not a bad thing.

What do you think?

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