Scalping is about finding small opportunities in the market and exploiting them. As these strategies can easily become unprofitable once known by the general public, scalp traders can be quite secretive about their individual trading suite. This is why it’s important to create and test your own strategy.
As we’ve discussed, scalpers will typically trade lower time frames. These are intraday charts, which may be the 1-hour, 15-minute, 5-minute, or even the 1-minute chart. Some scalp traders may even look at time frames of less than a minute.
Here’s something else to consider. We know that high timeframe signals and levels are generally more reliable than lower time frame signals. This is why most scalpers will still look at the high time frame market structure first. Why? They outline the important high time frame levels first and then zoom in to look for the scalp trading setups. This shows that having a high time frame view of the market structure can be very helpful, even when it comes to shorter-term trades.