Power of 25, 75, and 125-Minute Timeframes in the Indian Market

NSE:NIFTY   Nifty 50 Index
Selecting the right time frame for technical analysis is a crucial decision for any technical analyst. In the Indian market, the trading session lasts for 375 minutes, starting from 9:15 AM and ending at 3:30 PM. While many traders commonly use the 30-minute, 1-hour, and 2-hour time frames, these intervals often result in incomplete candles, which can distort the accuracy of the analysis. Instead, opting for the 25-minute, 75-minute, and 125-minute time frames can provide more complete data, leading to more informed trading decisions.

Drawbacks of traditional time frames:
  • When using a 30-minute time frame, there are 13 candles formed, with the last candle representing only 15 minutes of trading. This disrupts the technical analysis process. By switching to a 25-minute time frame, traders can overcome this issue and work with 15 complete candles per trading day.
  • Traditional 1-hour time frames produce 7 candles, including a final 15-minute candle, which interrupts the smooth flow of technical analysis. By adopting a 75-minute time frame, traders can obtain 5 complete candles, offering a more comprehensive perspective on price movements.
  • Instead of confining analysis to a 2-hour time frame, which results in an incomplete final candle, traders can harness the power of a 125-minute time frame. With 3 complete candles per trading session, each representing a 125-minute interval, a more comprehensive understanding of price dynamics can be achieved.

  • Enhanced accuracy in analysing price action, as each candle represents a complete interval of 25, 75, or 125 minutes.
  • Reduced gaps in price action, as each candle becomes a complete unit of time.
  • Clearer depiction of trends with fewer distractions from incomplete candles.
  • Improved visibility of trends, as each candle provides a more representative snapshot of the price action.
  • A more holistic view of the market, aiding in the identification of key support and resistance levels. If you utilize concepts like RBR, RBD, DBR, and DBD, it is recommended to use these time frames, as the presence of an incomplete candle can inadvertently impact your analysis. You may mistakenly consider the last incomplete candle as a base or leg candle, which can affect your overall analysis.

In the Indian stock market, precision and accuracy are vital for successful trading. By embracing unconventional time frames like 25 minutes, 75 minutes, and 125 minutes, traders can enhance their technical analysis capabilities and gain a competitive edge. Although these specific time frames are available through TradingView's paid plans, traders without access can still utilize traditional time frames. However, it is essential to recognize the limitations and potential disruptions caused by incomplete candles. Embracing the power of these alternative time frames unlocks a clearer and more comprehensive view of the market, empowering traders to make confident trading decisions.

This article is written by Afnan Tajuddin with the aim of encouraging Indian traders to adopt powerful timeframes commonly used by professional traders, to enhance their technical analysis skills.
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