In the picture I attached you will see two types of trading days. On the first example day the price goes straight up, and on the second example it goes up, bounces against resistance and comes back down, and back and forth. Neither day is a trend day, or a breakout day, so they could qualify as range days. Yet, I only make money on the second type of day, because I have a counter trend system, that makes money when the price bounces against resistance or support, and the more it bounces the better it is. I am trying to find a way to measure and define what exactly is the difference between day 1 and day 2. I think that maybe a way would be to measure intraday range. Whereas on both days the daily range is just the same, a range measured every ten minutes might differ. But this is not good enough still. Does anyone have any suggestions?