Anybody ever have a problem getting caught in chop & falling for one trap trade after another? If so I was curious if you had any insight on how to recognize it & avoid it. I always start off by asking myself if the direction of price is up or down. Pretty simple. But...........time after time............when price starts to chop I don't notice it. I'll start missing the forest for the trees. I'll see the tiny, meaningless breakouts within the chop, & since price is now going up, I'll get long. Then I'll get trapped & lose, & see that price is now going down, so I'll jump in short...............just in time to get trapped again. Then I figure ok............I got trapped twice, but here comes the real breakout & a reversal back up, so I'll jump back in long, because I sure don't want to miss the bus after getting trapped and stopped out twice. So then of course I get stopped out again. Now I'm down significantly, screwed up in the head, & price hasn't even moved. I keep thinking I won't fall for this next time, but then sure enough I fall for it again. It's like my brain completely forgets how to recognize the chop zone a few days after I have one of these episodes.