Why every trade looks like this? No trading like any trading?

Let's assume this for simplicity ...

Price approaches major support levels from the top. Most reasonable traders who trade on support will see this as a great opportunity to trade. But how and where will they enter? Will they just execute one trading or chain of trading?

From this figure, if asked 10 different traders, they probably did 10 different orders. Just think for a second - what transaction (or setup) will you do? Do you have any trade other than the image above? How many trading will you make in total?

These questions seem to go unnoticed, but obviously, traders always ask themselves such questions subconsciously. Unfortunately, in many cases, they are dishonest with themselves and make costly mistakes. This is what distinguishes good traders from bad (inconsistent) traders ... This leads us to the "cauliflower curse".


Curse of cauliflower

As Daniel Dennett describes in his famous book "Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking", cauliflower tastes differently at different times.


Going back to the example above, it seems that there are many ways to look at the market and trade under a given setup. Even the same trader can perform different scenarios.

Imagine, you have a gun pressed against your temple - would you do this transaction a little differently? You can be late in trading Or you are too early; Or maybe you're not at all .... There are countless possible scenarios, but in the end, the most important thing is discipline, not your disposition.

EA and other technical aspects

Why is each trade different? Can't you use EA and make sure you always enter the exact place where you want your trade to be executed?


Even so, you cannot guarantee that your trade will be executed in exactly one position - you can witness slippage from your broker or from the market environment.

You may experience technical issues or software updates, important news releases, and so on and cloud ... It is important that you differentiate randomness from transactions made at slightly different locations.

Again - if you don't have the right mindset and the right rules, even an EA with a high probability of success won't help you.

How can you be sure you are consistent with a trading system?

The only way to be almost certain that your trade will be consistent is to follow a system of trading that has been proven profitable over and over again.

This is actually not too difficult, but what really takes is the time you master a system. What takes time is learning to follow the rules and working to improve them day by day.


When and only when you are done, will you be able to "trade-in the zone" and master trading skills like a veteran trader.

Discipline is a vital part of this learning process and if you don't have a solid foundation, then it's better to write everything down and just follow the rules absolutely. And remember, never break your own rules.

Instead of a conclusion

As a Price Action trader, I was tempted to break my rules many times before I had to regret it later.

This trading behavior will not lead to a successful trading career, no matter how good you are in math. The essence of trading is hidden in the smallest details. It is not surprising that they say those good traders are "gimmicks" (ie people who have solid expertise in something).

The more persistent you persist at what works, the better your chances of winning this marathon will be. Even if you can't "bathe in the same river twice" make sure to always wear waterproof boots!