On your first image you have a -5 trade. Is it because that small bull candle closed against you (above the ZL you were trying to come out from)? Then you reentered with the bearish momentum?
Is this your regular policy to close negative trades? Just when a candle closes against you in the negative area? Don't care if there's a long wick against you BUT body NOT closing against? What's your average hard stop value if any?
i am using a 20 pip hard stop as of now and i never move it
every trade is a little different but on that one the two previous bars tried to go up but couldn't then the next bar closed bull and had a bigger body than the previous bar, so i was looking to get out where ever i could.
and then yes--- looked for momentum and got back in
i don't care about the current bar until it closes-- if it goes against me i will let it stop me out. once it closes against me then i leave my stop where it is and try to get out at the best price i can. i may just close it at that moment or try to get a better price, it just depends on what i see and or feel.
on longer time frames i will look inside and make my decisions off of the PA when it goes against me
"current bar is illusion and closed bars are truth"---MO