The trouble with technical analysis is that sometimes it can give you opposing views. So that if your belief is skewed in one direction you’ll find something in the technical analysis box which will confirm how you feel.
Let’s take trading systems. Each system has in it its own proprietary indications about how the software feels about a certain situation. It doesn’t make an opinion it just crunches its algorithms and tells you in a non-biased way how it sees the result.
Why, then, don’t traders look for interesting chart patterns that they like and then add their favourite trading system into the mix?
If you are happy with your trading systems performance then find that ambiguous pattern that you like the look of but let the trading system call the shots and see how it sees the outcome.
Whatever the call, make sure you manage the risk and let the system give you the next move. You may find that an unbiased view is the one you need.
Here is the type of chart I mean.
The dollar index has broken the key red trend line and retraced to the bottom 61.8% Fibonacci level which could be a higher low. A good trading system should offer an unbiased view of where it sees the best action.
Alan is a former city trader who mentors new and aspiring traders. His mentoring programmes, courses and daily blog can be viewed at alanrichtrading.com
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