The answer is very simple, to not take unnecessary losses and increase our win rate. Anticipating can work and get you better prices, but what if I told you it’s safer not to do it. I’ll show you why I learned anticipating the entry is dangerous. Below are charts showing a before and after if we got in on anticipation of a breakout and the results afterwards.

On the left chart I posted this setup when the pattern looked really good. Had we entered in anticipation for a continuation higher you can see the results on the right. As you see on the right chart that it tried to go but sellers came in and pushed it lower and finally broke down.

I hope this adds some clarity to why I mention not to enter prior to the trigger point.

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