A lot of beginner forex traders tend to jump from one way of trading to another – often due to short-term failures or a lack of confidence with the system or method that they are using. There are so many indicators that you can use as trading signals that it is difficult for the beginner to focus and become adept at using any particular one of them. It always seems that the perfect trading method is right around the corner. If only you can find the perfect parameters for the right combination of technical indicators. However, this is a fool’s errand. You can play around with parameters and indicators forever. In fact, the more obscure that they are, the less likely it is that they will work because trading is all about when a lot of people make the same decision at the same time. Therefore, a well-used indicator such as a moving average with commonly used parameters has a much better chance of success.
In my opinion, it is best to choose a trading method and then stick to it until you are an expert at using it to its full potential. For example, you could choose to trade pin bars in the direction of the current trend at significant areas of support/resistance. Now, while this might seem like a simple way of trading, it will take a lot of screen time before you become an expert at trading in this way; and there are many nuances and variables that you will need to study in order to make it a success. Once you do become an expert in this particular method, you could then start to use another trading method to add to this foundation that you already have. For example, you could then start to also look for engulfing patterns at significant areas of support/resistance as well. In summary, it is important to specialize when trading, and a more focused approach should give you a better chance of being successful in the long term.