Just bumped into this thread. What are you trading? Zlines?
Please take this with a grain of salt and don't take it as an 'attack'; your thread is long and I might seem presumptuous by just posting in here after 138 pages, but I think you're a little bit all over the place sometimes. Something that has helped me is sticking to only one pair, that alongside with taking notes before and after each trade helps a lot (and even what you were feeling at the time!). It's easier to pick up on some things and you'll know what to expect from some moves and even the times that they happen at.
I made the mistake of taking trades on every pair that I could so I could get experience, more trading opportunities and "skin in the game", but I didn't know that it was hindering my learning progress. Then I chose one pair, took notes, and the learning became easier, faster and less stressful. I know everyone's different so I'm not necessarily telling you that you should do this, but it might help you.
If you don't have much time, you could also check aliassmith's new thread trading daily charts.
Best of luck
Hey Jhx, thanks for your thoughts.
What am I trading? I don't know, but I am insistent on multiple timeframes and zero use of indicators.
Zlines? Probably, as that is the concept that really made an impression on me from this site. However, as I am in the "make it yours" stage of my trading plan development cycle, I have had to adapt how I trade around Zlines with respect to the type of results I tend to get, and the chart patterns that stand out to me as I get my successes and failures.
If you got the impression that I am a system jumper, I definitely am not. As a matter of fact, I spent at least a year (certainly more, but I don't feel like researching it now) trading ONLY Short, focusing on 4-6 pairs at a time. Every few months I would change my lineup of pairs.
My aim was to understand and qualify candle patterns, and then hopefully get an intuitive feel for what it looks like when Long Price Action has Exhausted itself (i.e. when Supply overwhelms Demand.) The larger goal being, to first build up a profit cushion of OPM, and then --using OPM to inflate my leverage-- being able to consistently catch multi-day Short trends by trading off of the D1 high and holding on.
I learned a lot, but unfortunately was not able to directly translate my observations into consistent profits.
On a different topic Jhx, could you post a screenshot of your trading setup? I'm not looking for an explanation of your trading style, I am curious what you look at as you make your decisions.