One of the most obvious changes in my own trading over the last decade is a willingness to take fewer trades.
It used to be that if there was a price swing… I wanted to trade it.
On the plus side this meant that I was there for everything that did move to good profits. But it also meant that I had to suffer through many sequences where the market went nowhere and the best I could hope for was to grind out a breakeven result.
Now, I'm quite content to let the market play without me. If I miss opportunity, so be it.
I don't need to trade everything that moves.
Instead, I aim to stick to the easier sequences. The times in the market that typically have greater range. And the places within the structure that are more likely to offer favourable conditions.
I choose MY playing field. And I play MY game. What the market does outside of this game, is of no concern at all.
Let's start by looking at a Higher Timeframe chart to get some context:
You don't have to trade every price sequence.
Choose YOUR playing field.
And make sure you're playing YOUR game, not the markets.