I was noticing this odd pattern a long time ago in my trading. My first trade would be generally be bad, then by the time I was a few trades in I was rolling mostly wins and toward late in my trading session I would never lose. This was a strangely consistent pattern... Starting out with losing trades then end up straight winning nonstop! I discovered a really neat trick... I can use Oandas mini lots to toss a few miniature cents per pip sized trades around to get a feel for the market... Then once I'm in sync I size up. This also takes away hesitation and my trigger finger moving properly too. Charts can be really deceiving. Once you have some actual orders in place in the market then you can get a feel for how price is actually moving. As hilarious as it is... The first trades testing the waters with 1k units are scarier than a 1mil unit trade a few trades in... Not really any effective way for stock/futures traders to do this physiological warmup technique because of the commissions cost. You have to have real money on the line for it to work... Perhaps a little micro lot FX trading before market open would get you warmed up properly. It's quite a funny trick. If your bearish or bullish biased vs the market... After you place a couple orders you realize what is actually going on... Then you can place some real orders and profit!!!