People trade using all sorts of indicators from moving averages to MACDs and RSI, and all of those might provide for a good and profitable trading strategy, but you don't really know what's actually happening. Trading price action for me means using no indicators, only the naked chart. It consists of really in-depth knowledge of TA, that is; the candles and how they work, support&resistance levels(of all sorts) and tracking the market structure(lows&highs). I also don't look at one chart only, but the market as a whole. Correlation and overall dynamics of the market are important. I don't look at volume, but i might use it as confluence, i find open interest far more interesting to see what's actually happening. I've only been trading for about a year now, but i have probably few thousand hours of staring at the charts behind me. Also worth mentioning i track mostly crypto. And i would say a day in crypto might equal to a week or maybe even a month in traditional markets, but the principles are the same. So you get to learn every trick in the book(read as: you get screwed), much faster. And even I, myself am surprised to the extent and reliability that the market moves can be predicted. So the question is, is PA trading, the most insightful and most accurate for predicting price moves? I believe so, and i also think that's how sophisticated trading bots work. I also think predicting is the easy part. The hard one is to actually execute and trade properly, which i am struggling with at the moment. I don't think it can be done without a thorough trading plan/system. That's the good thing about moving average crossovers, MACDs, RSIs and what not... they are simple - you see a crossover, you buy. The accuracy can also be a bad thing, because the fact is, you don't know what's actually going to happen and when you get on a streak and you think you know what's coming, you will bet big and blow it(speaking from experience lol). Just a rant.. what are your thoughts? What would you attribute your trading success to(or lack thereof)? Is it based on good read on the market, having a good trading strategy, both, or something else?