This isn't exactly about making the entry, but is an important point. When you see those big moves occurring, you have to ask yourself if this was a higher time frame driving the situation. Use your same kind of analysis: Was there an edge? etc. If you can determine this quickly, then there is more comfort "chasing" because higher time frame = larger move. If you understand the cadence of a move on a smaller time frame, then you can figure the cadence on a larger time frame and determine if the RR is appropriate.
I am a buy the bid and sell the ask kind of guy. One thing I need to improve on is when to shift to more aggressive, and I think this is part of your issue as well. I do have a hard time shifting from buy the bid to market order on those big moves, but i have been trying to train myself into that. In those situations, it seems that if you can't get that minor pullback to get your bid hit, then those are the times that you need to furiously pump the buy market order because those are the strongest moves. You can use a one unit test "buy bid" or "buy limit" that lets you know how aggressive you need to be depending on whether you get filled or not.
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I use market orders. I have used limits and buy stops in the past. They all have positives and negatives. I rarely get more than 1 tick slippage on TF, NQ, or CL but I am on a server in the Aurora data center and tied directly into the rithmic trading engine (on same router) which makes a big difference. Majority of trades I get no slippage at all but what I do get I build into my expectancy and then some.
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Buy or sell stops 95% of the time, other 5% is split between buy or sell market and limit orders....limit orders have become a slightly larger part of my business lately but still a very small part of the over all order entry types.
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