I don’t need to break away from anything that I believe. I have been trading for years with 100% mechanical systems and have done quite well. Perhaps you need to change your beliefs. 100% mechanical system can make money, and it doesn’t matter who the trader is. From my own observations, most traders who use this level of discretion don’t last very long. I have no idea how long raging bull has been trading, but I would venture to guess that it has not been very long.
The reason behind why currencies move really doesn’t matter. You completely missed my point. We can study price action all day long, and still not have a clue as to how it’s applied in a real time trading environment. In forex this is especially true, because you will notice that price does not always follow some basic rules like support becoming resistance, resistance becoming support, higher highs, lower lows, higher lows, lower highs, etc.
You can clearly see this on any 1 hour chart you pull up of GBP/USD or GBP/JPY. Price will spike above resistance or below support and then reverse. It can continue to trend in one direction for weeks with shallow retracements. Or price will hit a previous peak or trough and break right through it with no pullback whatsoever. With stocks, price will usually at least stop at a previous support/resistance level before it takes off again. This isn’t always the case with currency pairs.
Another example would be when price starts trending strongly in one direction and we are looking to enter on the pullback. The pullbacks are usually much more shallow than you would expect to see with stocks. Price action’s basic rules would tell us to enter long at support, where support was the previous resistance level. However, price usually does not reach this level. And if price does reach this level, it’s much more likely that the trend has reversed.