thanks guys for all your comments!
the last week was interesting...my results were +-0 but i came to the conclusion that trading m5 is useless at work. so i will move up to m15/4h and see where it goes in the next month.
less trades, less stress
my first day: only one trade, +40. the picture looks good
would you have traded the three hours after my entry?
It doesn't matter what i would have done.
But to answer your question, generally if i am looking at charts then i am trading.
I would probably live a lot longer if i didn't scalp, but i cant help it.
Trading longer time frames is easier and less stressful, and maybe that it is what fits better for you.
When i learned to trade it was by scalping, that was a long time ago, and i am set in my ways at this point i think.
I still trade long term stuff, but if i am sitting here watching i will just trade it all for the most part.
Just take the ideas and make it your own, and trade it the way that is the most comfortable for you.
Bend over and assume the position for another 4 years of hope and change.