Commonly Used High Time Frames

This is just to give you an idea on commonly used high timeframes by pro traders:

Long-term trader:

  1. Higher: monthly chart
  2. Middle: weekly chart
  3. Lower: daily chart

Swing trader:

  1. Higher: weekly chart
  2. Middle: daily chart
  3. Lower: 4 hour chart

Intra week trader:

  1. Higher: daily chart
  2. Middle: 4 hour chart
  3. Lower: 1 hour chart

Intra day trader:

  1. Higher: daily chart
  2. Middle: 1 hour chart
  3. Lower: 15 minute chart

Scalping trader:

  1. Higher: 4 hour and/or daily chart
  2. Middle: 15 minute chart
  3. Lower: 5 minute chart