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Find a chart with a "eyeball-able" trend (it should be obvious - if you have to ask an indicator if there's a trend, move on to another chart ... lots of stocks to trade in the market).
Wait for some consolidation, as shares change hands with sideways price action, sellers not pushing price down or buyers pushing price up. Eventually after a few bars the inventory of all the shares that are going to change hands at that price will have new shareholders, and then NEW buyers will start stepping in and continue driving the price higher. That's your cue to get on board and ride the train to the next resistance level until another batch of sellers start taking profits.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Trading the continuation of a trend after a period of consolidation is a common strategy - everyone is different and uses different tactics. Keep it simple. You don't get paid for being smart, you get paid for being right :)
I've done a bit with inside bars on a daily timeframe.
Multiple timeframe inside bars is an interesting idea :)
What a beautiful chart. The best scanner is a pair of eyeballs. Anyone can see the buyers & sellers dancing with FLEX, steadily bidding the share price higher. No holy grail, just braincells, a plan, and some discipline. Plan if/when/where to get in, where to set a stop (nothing's guaranteed), where to take profits and take the other trader's lunch money :)
Can you tell I haven't had my coffee this afternoon?!?
Another case of buyers bidding prices up lately, followed by several days of profit takers selling their shares to other folks who think TXN is worth the price. The latest candle looks like new buyers may be stepping in after a week of sideways auctions between buyers and sellers. (Never forget it's all just an auction).
So, there's some fresh buying, and price hasn't jumped out of reach into chase-and-get-burned territory. What do you do?
Make a plan. If price does up tomorrow, do you buy? Where do you place your stop? Where are your profit targets? A trade without qa plan is a gamble. If price goes down, what do you do? What if price goes sideways?
Knowing what you're going to do BEFORE you do it helps you take the lunch money away from traders who have a dozen indicators on their chart and can't even see what price is doing. :)
Do you need an indicator, overlay or technical analysis to see that buyers have been bidding the price up since September? Or that price moved sideways in October? Why? Perhaps some folks were selling, while others were buying. Do you see something change in early November? HFC suddenly got more in demand and price jumped higher over four days. Looks like some of those that made money decided to sell and take their profit to the bank. The last six or seven days look like more sideways price action as shares change hands between profit takers and buyers.
If you look at the trend line, it appears that we MIGHT be due for a continuation of the uptrend. "Might" being the operative word. If you anticipate and buy now you might be in for a disappointment.
Wait for some fresh buyers to step in and start bidding price up again, and participate in that move. Of course, nothing's ever that easy. Don't wait and things may go south. Wait too long and you miss most of the move, and are chasing, which usually never ends well.
So do you get in? And when? I wish a magical MACD would tell you, but follow price ... that's all that matters.
If it were easy, there would be no losers, which means there would be no winners ... remember you're trying to take money out of someone else's pocket. Folks who use indicators, overlays and technical analysis deserve your respect, since they're lining your pockets. :)
Doesn't take an overlay, indicators, or technical analysis ...
Just a pair of eyeballs and some braincells ...
Get in the minds of the buyers and sellers in the market ...
Are they buying or selling MU?
Are you buying, selling, or passing MU? ...
What price action would make it a buy the next day or two? ...
What would be your targets? ...
Your stops? ...
What price action would make you short? ...
Is MU even worth a trade at the moment?
Overlays overlay what's really important on a chart ... price.
Technical analysis is just getting in the heads of buyers & sellers and listening to price.
I can't tell you how. Nobody can.
All the 'experts' spamming your inbox can't.
Use your brain and your eyes...
Don't guess - predicting is a fool's game - observe and follow price.
Barista, another round! :)
BurntFeet, that's what they call a tease :) ... turn and run the other way.