i happened to stumble upon an interesting concept. i have to say, i did think of it before, but after also hearing it from another source i am wanting to give it more merit. if you were to look at people who trade in the daily timeframe, i'd bet 90+% look at the same daily bars everyone else is looking at. the concept i'm talking about would be to make your view of the market unique. by that i mean, instead of a daily bar consisting of 1 standard market day, you could include a few hours from the previous day and end that bar that much early as well. the next bar would begin with the few hours you didn't include at the end of the previous day..and so on. another (different) example would be..... if you trade 60 minute charts, maybe trade 54 minute charts instead. it could be debated whether you want to see the same thing as everyone else....or your own unique view.