Thanks for the wishes and encouraging me, Nicolas!
Yes, i trade manually and only based on price charts. NIB is my day-trading account and I trade according to the 5 minute chart, under consideration of the 1D and 1H, Entries and exits timed by 1M.
I don´t have MY strategy, but have a large toolbox of trading methods, which work in different environments and are even adaptable, when the original situation changes. I would describe my work as the one of a doctor: He knows many methods by textbook, but no patient or form of a disease are ever the same, so he has to adapt his methods constantly. As I said, I work only with price charts, so my setups are based on simple things like support and resistance, or patterns similar to candle sticks. I work trends, counter trends and corrections. I scale in and out of positions, as I prefer having a position at a good average price and selling it for a profit, over nailing the best entry or exit. One thing I regard strangely neglected is the value of real time charts. I get a real “feel” for the market, when I see the speed and advance, with which the colors green and red conquer their territory on the chart. One thing I acquired over the decades is a feeling for the positions and stops in the market. Markets will mostly hurt the majority of the players, or even all of them, by spoiling their setups and hunting for their stops.
I try to use a leverage from 5:1 to 25:1 and a low, single digit stop, but will change it, when markets demand it.
The key element of market is surprise and to go beyond wildest predictions. So I don´t believe in stop-losses and take-profits, I read from the charts. I follow a setup and manage what happens, according to my account.