Trading is psychology. Each and every trader has its own method. One trader is using MACD, one trader is using MA, another one is using fib, another one is using intuition...like this millions of traders, millions of trading methods and systems on different TFs.
What ever method you use, your ultimate success depends on how you are able to read the 'aggregate psychology'. This is what differentiates the successful 5% from rest.
Basically, successful traders think differently- Thats the hallmark of their success. It comes with lots and lots of practice.
Focus on 'aggregate psychology'. Dont focus on your trading system because on an aggregate basis, the market does not care about your individual trading system.
The first step is to focus on what markets are doing. What markets are doing right now is 'aggregate psychology'
I use FXCM as my real account, and GCI for my charting. download there metatrader demo and they have a good assortment of charts for you to use. including gold, crude oil, copper, corn, indexes, futures, commodities, you get the picture lol