The whole idea of adapting to different market conditions is an interesting one. I see people talk about that kind of thing all the time. In reality, it seems like by the time most people realize the market is sideways, it may be breaking out, and by the time they realize it is trending, it is going sideways. It seems like that things like, support and resistance, volume, and price action never change as tools that can be utilized by a trader. However, there is no doubt that the speed at which a market moves does change. Ultimately, it is incredibly difficult to always know what a market is doing. We can understand certain types of patterns that are the way markets generally behave. For instance, most of the time the market corrects. Sometimes, it doesn't. Most of the time, the market reverses slowly, going sideways for some time. Sometimes, it V bottoms or tops. You can see that the behavior that happens most of the time is what successful traders tend to focus in on in order to create their strategies. They think in probabilities, and realize that they want to be trading based on behavior that happens most of the time. When the behavior happens that we might call an out liar, or unusual behavior, they realize that they might lose at these times. So, they plan for losses, knowing that the market will not always behave in any kind of rational way that conforms to any system. This is where limited risk and good risk to reward come in. It is ok that they lose, because they put the probabilities in their favor, and they continue to consistently trade their plan. I guess it seems like that, for most traders, trying to adapt to all the market conditions, sometimes constantly changing strategies, is just another way that they can try to figure out some way to not lose in a market where they will inevitably lose.