I'm continuing focus on my primary scenario of a breakout of price based on consolidation dictated by the of the DMI. The general goal is to find 2hr charts that have an reading of 20 or lower for at least 7-10 periods. During this period, identify a pattern ( , triangle, channel, lines on price) and then look for price to breakout. However, instead of using the 2hr chart to identify the timing or trigger of the trade, use the 5min chart to make that determination.
Recent soybean chart can be used as an example. The last consolidation in price occurred at (B) in the form of a triangle on the 2hr chart. However, if you look at the 5min chart, the trade could have been triggered by its own breakout based on similar consolidation (A). Notice how the 5min chart expands on the actual movement of the 2hr chart.
An example of a continuation breakout can be seen in NGAS. Using this chart, (A) on the 2hr is just a one block pullback but the 5min chart shows a decomposition in price that ends with the dropping below 20 forming a possible before price breaks out to the upside.
Corn is currently in an extended channel on the 2hr chart which has led to a similar pattern on the 5min chart. This could be a market that is ready to be traded on the breakout of the channel.