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One indicator to rule them all

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If I I had to pick an indicator I think it would be Fat Tail's Noise and Volatility bands. The Euro just tends to gravitate to those bands like no other. The other would be to have an open and calm and peaceful mind.


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Gom Volume Ladder comes to mind for me. Indicators should only serve as confirmation into what you're seeing in price action of course. The volume ladder allows you to see under the hood as things are unfolding. VWAP and SD levels are right up there though.

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You are forced to pick only one indicator to trade with.

One single indicator only.

What indicator do you pick, and why?


Oooh, this is so simple. MTP's EW tool - one tool allows me to continue to frame price action into the waves I like (via both MTP logic or my own if I wish to change it). And that is the bulk of my trading. But the real deal is that with the same one click I can continue to use position sizing, stops and reward objectives.

Really no contest for me. I retain my edge.

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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo sure does not get any better then this

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................or does it ?

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If TPO Profile ( especially from MD ) can be termed as "indicator" ....enough for me..neat n clean..

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Well.... I have to admit I don't really like indicators,but EMA100 has been a boon for me this year in 6E and ES.

My current giggle is 6E 4H . I close every day and reopen to pick up +/- 20 pips...tripped up badly Tuesday when it did not give me +20. Cost me 100 potential profit

Personally, I prefer to trade bonds price action to ES and use a R1 or S1 to cover.

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Probably Bollingers, because I can't compute them manually as easily, and I like to see when things deviate beyond the norm. However, the one I use the most is ATR, I like to see how volatile the market is and size targets and stops accordingly so I can gauge what to expect from the market in terms of the size of movements. I also look at ranges a lot, and previous day OHLC, like to see gaps and take longs above yesterday's close and short's below yesterday's close, but those are just lines/levels that can be easily drawn manually. Donchians too, see if we're making new highs/lows over a given period.

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For me its Volume Profile and VWAP ,( well thts two ) bt cant do w/o.

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Which 20 EMA do you talk about?

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20 EMA if only one. (Al Brooks PA)

If I could have two indicators, 20 EMA & BollingerBands, lots of countertrend setups can be easier seen with BB such as initial penetration of outer band and subsequent failure to retest entry types. Width of BB generally indicates volatility. Change of slope of overall BB can help identify trend. The outer and center bands can be used as temporary s/r like in sideways trading range periods. Works well with PA and individual candle analysis. Works on many time frames and types of charts.

Oh wait, I guess one could make the center band of the BB a 20 EMA too, so the choice of one indicator could still be BB with center band 20 EMA

I have added a few 20 EMAs to the chart below. Which one do you use to rule them all?

Or do you think that all traders use the same type of chart?

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This indicator here

Why? Cause I think it might just be the best indicator o
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