Intra-Day Charts & The Myth of 'Noise'

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One of the greatest ‘myths‘ out there (or mis-information) is price action on the lower time frames (below 1hr charts) is just ‘noise‘. This is a highly confused notion of price action trading and nothing could be further from the truth.

Prop traders are often trading below the 1hr time frames every day, oftentimes on the 1m, 3m or 5m charts. Bank traders will often be highly active, also trading on the lower TFs. They do this while also building up large swing positions they hold for weeks, perhaps months to trade with the trend. Same goes for desk traders and institutional ones alike.

The bottom line is, professional traders are trading off all time frames. …

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