You need to understand two key areas to be successful in trading.
- What is your master time frame?
- What is the bias for the master time frame?
- Master time frames should be high enough that the market has room to breathe while impacting to the bigger picture.
- Once you have locked in on a time frame, utilise a moving average indicator or price action to define the trend.
Only take trades in the direction of your trend bias and never trade against it unless you believe the trend has changed on your master time frame.