I have a lot of days like this. You think long it goes short then you realize that you are going against trend but it's too late because trend is over. Just my life story. Haha...
I'll tell you what I find really helpful. Instead of looking at the charts doing historicals I like doing replay of today's market. You remember what happened and you mark your trades. When you get to the entry point pause, analyze all MACDs check all areas, take a screenshot. After you done with first hour go through your screenshots and try to remember MACDs look. I actually even zoom in on my small MACDs to see what setup each MACD has and why did it work from here. I've done it over the weekend and it seems that you can find your entry bar even without looking at the fibs.
Just try it if you have some time and analyze direction in general, then take a very close look to smaller MACDs and you'll see what I'm saying.
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Well Horst was waiting for one setup. I didn't see him making a lot of gifts. You saw Nindi's video. One shot and she's done. That means it can be done and it can be done any day. It all depends on your vision. Every day there are money to make and as much as you need. It's all in our hands and we'll get there sooner or later.
(Better sooner than later.)
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I hope you don't mind me commenting on your trading today. It isn't that I am better or so smart, but I feel I have 'been there', so please take this with a grain of salt.
Your patience is commendable! But, be careful because you tend to trade more later on I have noticed or you are running out of time or there is something there that is forcing you to take B setups later on.
One thing to ask yourself is, "What if the market was to never go short today, what would that look like and how would that look on the MACDBB?". If you ask yourself that, you will find it singing to you to go long and go short right? Well, it was clear it was going up while you were looking to short (because of separation and areas). It isn't that the indicators don't work, but I believe the indicators are always telling you both Up and down, and you have to be open to either. Some days the up day will be singing down and vice versa so the weaker signal short on the mid-term MACD's had no bearing.
I am always asking myself the question "what if the direction I picked is not the long term direction, what would that look like". This may do more harm than good, but I think in the long term I will work it out.
Your entries are REALLY far down. 7 ticks will not handle a deep retrace from a 23/38 pullback. My advice is to either A) always wait for the pullback and then jump in, or, B) try to get in closer to the pivot.
You are really seeing things much more clearly than I believe I did at your stage, but I think working on those two things will help you immensely. I would probably try looking at the long terms, plant some fibs and ext. and see where you think big targets will go.