Day Trading has become very competitive yet it seems I continually am looking at the chart patterns defined mostly by Toby Crabel as well as inside bars, gaps and hooks etc. Know where you're at in the big scheme of things really makes a difference in planning the days strategy and what can be expected. I typically trade using range bars, but you can get lost in the action if you don't keep an overview. Still these daily patterns are viable even with 24 hour markets. It's mostly about expansion and contraction while keeping in mind overall direction. ES pic daily below.