TOC trades are difficult and are trend following. There are no preset targets and stop-losses are difficult to define. Losses can be heavy but gains can be well in excess of 'harmonic-type' trades. Exiting this sort of trade is tricky if going long because sometimes there may be a spike down through the curve and then price takes off. This is also the reason why stop-losses need to be bigger than expected. (Can't afford the loss = stay out)
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1 - Price has fallen out of the curve and appears to be struggling.
2- Looking higher to the 6H time frame AUDCAD is at a high point after major pumps north.
3 - FOMO is what tempts me to stay in. That's wrong.
The market could well move north and make me feel stupid. But I'm in profit, so I don't need to feel stupid. What would be stupid is staying in and suffering a loss.
I share all this experience for the educational benefit of others. The issues are about
1 - sticking with your strategy
2 - knowing when to get out based on your assessment.
3 - avoiding hindsight bias.
4 - not chasing the market.
5 - not losing money - a zero loss or small gain is a win, in this business.