The number one problem all new traders have, is searching for CERTAINTY. The sirens call. it never leaves you, just get better at ignoring it. TOO MANY RULES is a common symptom of this.
UP, DOWN or SIDEWAYS. you must keep it simple or you will never get anywhere. there are no secrets. there is no magic
You must give the market TIME and SPACE to do it's thing. Shorter term time-frames are better suited for algos.
why longer timeframe?
Less Trades , less leverage , less stress, you must put all the odds in your favour and recognise your limits as a human
You do not want to be chained to a desk trading everyday long-term.
Trading short term, will cause you to burn out
You are expecting to be on perfect form everyday. not possible
Take bored trades when market isn't doing anything
Getting lost in the weeds , short term results
Less likely to get your account trashed in a flash crash
Lower your leverage, lower your expectations, get used to sitting underwater in trade, understand the market spends most of the time going up and down like a yo yo. Rigid stop loss rules murder new traders.
After you get the charting down, then you realise you live in the real world and Learn Fundamentals. The central banks aren't keeping data about the economy a secret.