major patterns -- Usually 3 bumps descending -- spaced out over 2 or 3 hours -- occur once or twice a day and result in major moves.
Trading futures should be looking for the pocket aces patterns that produce the oversized moves.
Seeking tops/bottoms is fools' game since the market could take hours or days before it actually falls.
Seeking the PATTERN is the answer -- will result in worse entry but better results in terms of heat and time.
Find the pattern, and you've mastered the game. Being early or late -- the pressure to 'try something' is what takes out lesser traders.
You can only trade THE PATTERN.
Every other path leads to failure.