Could you please take a quick look at these setups and tell me what you think. Is my line of thought correct?
With hindsight both of these pullbacks seem to me valid entries long.
I think in both cases the small bearish traps at the end of PBs/CPBs play a significant role and add to the validity of long entry.
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Yes, with hindsight both these pullbacks seem valid. But it's very difficult price action; not smooth and flowing at all. It would be difficult to take them live.
See the image below for another option, when price action is messy and choppy like this.