Okay, I THINK that I have seen something now, that I missed all along. In my quest to identify ranged areas, I cam in to the realm of MA shifts. Meaning, You use older values to trade one. Give it a try, the 90 SMMA ma_shift 200 on the eurusd does give better entries and exits than the shift 1. In any case, I thought, great. That helps me to filter out some unrequired fake signals. But than it hit me. When you use ma_shift 100, you can actually see in time where your stops might be. 200 bars ahead. I am still working this out, but I wanted to share the thought.
Here is a pic iff the 90 SMMA MA_shift 1 on a M5 chart, with a ranged area ahead.
And here is the 90 SMMA M5 MA_shift 200 in magenta added. I changed the green bars to gray. You see where your stops will be in 5 200 bars and that it will start ranging. Have an opend mind and play with it a little. You may like what you see.
Here, another one:
With the MA_shift 200 I would have skipped the losing buy and could have continued with the profit sell (First two exit/entries), and ended up with the same exit for the prodit sell (Third exit). Magenta (purple) is the MA-shift 200. This would have been an extra 15 pip profit, instead of a 35 loss. That is a 50 pip difference. I am just enthousiastic about this finding.
And another another one…
To be honest, in this case the entry of the first sell would be worse than with the normal MA, but it saved me two loss trades. I have no problem with that. So pipwise neutral, but two loss trades missing.