Hi no you are not being lazy… always a great idea to make use of the resources here by asking the right questions…
Okay this is exactly what I do and this is how I join the trend once a SW trade shows up.
It is best to wait for a retracement as the pair is usually deep in a trend before it shows up as an SW top trade.
On my H1 chart, if it’s a downtrend,
- I mark out the most recent area of support major support that was broken.
- Price is likely to retrace to and re test that zone and become new resistance for the downtrend to continue…
- at that point, you are looking for price rejection candles, or hidden bearish divergence with an oscillator ( not necessary but gives extra confluence if you know what you are looking for etc…
vice versa for an uptrend.
This works for me 98% of the time…with good R:R
Hope it helps