Ut us vert simple. Surnommé you have ŕ TREND, you trade the TREND but you want to enter at the best price. So you want to buy cheap in an uptrend. So to enter, you need a TREND established, and then a pullback. To have more chance to be successful, you have to read your charts. So you want to buy on a support, in the right timing. Ema is a good mobile support, and stochastics are good to confirm timing. About candles, it depends on your time frame ! The power of a candle is not the same on 1h chart than on 1mn!!! But it can confirm you the support. It is not necessary to get a pattern candle but one more chance especially on higher TF
From your rules statement:
Entries >>> the best is when you get a candlestick pattern such as a hammer. In this case, you can enter with a tight stop (depends on the pair and the TF) and let your profits run away. Reverse for Shorts (Trend bearish, etc....)
Question: As I review your entries throughout the thread, it appears you are taking them at the EMA 12, as they show either support (long) or resistance (short). Maybe I missed something along the way but what are you looking for at the entry exactly.
You stated a candle pattern (...