Some knew that gold was likely to head south, but nobody could predict how far, when an important plunge came. Trends predict nothing. You just follow and 'a system' can determine your get-out point.
I can't provide skill in this methodology. It sure has it's losses like any other methodology. I can only show how it's composed. The following are important:
1 - one has to spot the trend switch early - so alerts can be set up to spot it.
2 - flattening of price and trend may say something is about to happen (north or south)
3 - price alerts can be set up, so you know to look when something happens (if you're asleep - tough).
4 - an initial plunge or punch does not necessarily mean that price is going to recoil - it could mean start of a big move.
5 - do not fear the - but respect it.
6 - take some or all profits in a very deep or high (depending on direction of trade).
7 - Watch for a 'theory of curves' - it often gives a warning of the trend ending (approx 55% chance).
Skill in any methodology means lots of time and effort sequencing and practicing. Do it on a paper trading account. If you don't do the time you don't get the 'dime'.
One day traders will wake up to the value of teamwork. So some can take the watch while others have a nap - the 'watchman' wakes everybody when important stuff happens. 😃🤣
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