This article on Multi-time frame analysis is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.
Being able to comprehend how price information printed on different time frames connects to yield a complete picture of the market is a very useful skill for traders.
Most trading strategies – built on popular trading mechanisms like common technical indicators and chart patterns – only emphasize the time frame being watched and analyzed per se, with no regards to higher or lower time frames.
This can be a grave mistake to make. As much as it extends your analysis and requires studying the same price action from different perspectives (which some new traders find daunting), it is a much needed aspect of becoming a long-term futures trader.
Regardless of whether you trade on the higher time frames as a swing