Nison makes more selling his books and seminars than he does trading. If he made money trading he wouldn’t be selling his ideas, he would be running a fund or something. I’m not suggesting he doesn’t have a valuable product, but I am suggesting that if you let him drive, then you aren’t driving, you are a passenger.
The concept that you need a lot of indicators (filters) is only true if you don’t have one or two very good ones. The simplest explanation is usually the correct explanation. That’s why Elliott Wave guys argue with each other…it’s way, way too complex.
Regarding filters and their usefulness with trending and non-trending markets, it seems logical that one would research what filters work better in each kind of market. A filter that works well in a trending market may not be the best one in a different market.
The statement, “…if you trade from S&R and candle patterns, you go to a lower timeframe to set your entry but your target is based on the lower timeframe…” makes no sense. I suspect what he meant to say was that you set your entry on a shorter-term chart and base your exit on the longer-term chart you were looking at in the first place. For example, you want to go long on the long-term uptrend on Euro daily chart. You would have a winning exit point in mind from that same chart. But to make an excellent entry, you might look at a pullback on that chart and then look at the two-hour chart and look for a short-term bottom swing that goes from down to up…the same direction that you want to go. That way you can calculate a stop-loss on the shorter-term chart and not get whipped…and at the same time if you get a good entry, you are on board for the longer-term move up that you anticipated from the daily chart.