Another beginner question. I've been backtesting moving average crossovers against lower time frames for daytrading: 5min vs 1 min, also 4hrs vs 5mins. I'd been told you should always use the higher time frame as your main buy/sell signal and then go down to the lower timeframe, and if both confirm it, you know your signal is more reliable so make the trade. But with the way I have my MAs setup, it's always one timeframe doesn't confirm, and so I've just watched basically a week of great trades leave me behind. I welcome any wisdom on these two questions: 1. Is it foolish to just ride one timeframe? 2. Is there a smarter way of comparing multiple timeframes that doesn't just talk you out of making every trade? Immediate basis for this question: I just spent 4 hours watching FSLY and I coulda cleaned up if I had just trusted my 1min chart, but instead I sat on my hands, "learning."