Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
1) What did the overnight range look like?
2) What was the range in the first hour of trading, was it choppy or did it go directional fairly quickly.
3) How did the market behave as it hit Globex High & Globex Low.
4) What was the size of the rotation in the first hour, through midday and in the afternoon.
Per example, 1st thing I notice is out of 4 times, we attempted to fill the gap only once in the first hour, all others we extended up. 2nd, we only went for true gap fill on 1 occasion, what were the unique characteristics of that occasion. Make good observations and take notes. This is part of my daily homework. It is a big part of what goes into my edge. Its a big part of why I consistently win.
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