Do you believe in intuitive trading or unconscious pattern recognition? I think most people on this forum use techniques that are highly logical and take conscious effort. But have you ever gotten that feeling that you know the markets going to do something based on something you have seen before? maybe its a price formation or the way the market is “acting” but you just get a feeling something is going to happen. Do you act on that information?
I have seen some very dichotomous traders, who can trade completely technically but still have these feelings. Even take entire trades based on it, but when asked they can always come up with their reasons, usually based on past experiences. I personally have these feelings, but as a person who is completely rule-based I dont give in to them unless they fit inside the boundaries of my plan.
I do think that the human mind is a filtering machine, it can sort more information than we can consciously access because it takes up too much space. So I have tried to incorporate these feelings into my trading but determining the technical roots or past experience trades and see if i can take an action inside my trading plans boundaries.
I am curious to the people out there, do you have intuitive trading or gut feelings about the markets? What do you do with those feelings? Would you take entire trades based on these feelings? Can you explain your feelings?