i also stripped my charts a couple of month ago...felt good, but, did not work for me, i dont know why...i hated indicators...but, ok, i add some bollinger bands to it. not so bad. i add a MACD with the settings on 3/10/15 (seen by linda raschke)...and, yes, i found out at last for me: indicators can be helpful. take the MACD/momentum for example. it is a leading indicator imo, because price high/low follow momentum high/low - usually ... there are the so called "divergences", very helpful. the MACD shows the "trend", as long as the 15EMA is running above zero, the trend is up and vice versa. you just have to study you indicator of choice in and out...some behavior on the indicator show corresponding behavior on price movement imo. the indicator is just a kind of translation of the price movement, if you can read your indicator, you can read the price movement. or at least you can have a little confidence it something, which can be a lot while hunting this phantom called "market".