1. Define your timeframe
For example, if you’re trading the daily timeframe then it makes sense to draw it on a daily timeframe.
It doesn't make sense to be drawing a Trendline on the 15-mins, 30-mins or 1-hour timeframe.
Because it's irrelevant to your trading needs.
Your trading needs are on a daily timeframe.
That’s your entry timeframe – you want to be drawing it on the daily timeframe.
If you want to draw a little bit more lines…
You can refer to the weekly timeframe, just one timeframe higher.
But you don't want to go down to a lower timeframe to draw your Trendlines.
Always define your timeframe first.
Then draw your Trendlines based on the timeframe that you’ve defined for yourself.
2. Zoom out (300 bars)
You want to zoom out your charts.
Because when you look at a chart, it's very easy to get caught up in the current price action now.
But if you take a step a step back, you’ll see that the price action is much more obvious.
So if you zoom out your charts, you’ll see the big picture and know where you are in the grand scheme of things.
Zooming out can be subjective, but my advice is to have at least 300 bars on your chart.
It also depends on the screen you're trading from.
A trader on the 20-inch screen and a trader on a 50-inch screen will zoom out differently.
To be objective here, I would say at least 300 bars on your chart.
3. Draw Trendlines that connect at least 2 major swing points
You want to draw Trendlines that connect at least two major swing points.
And the way I do it is to connect the two major swing points.
This means that I tend to not really pay much attention to minor swing points compared to the major swing points.
Because the Trendlines with major swing points are the ones that define the significant long-term trends.
Those are the ones that you want to be paying attention to because they’re obvious and they’re significant.
For the minor ones, they’ll be more obvious if you are trading the lower timeframe.
But on the timeframe that you're trading on, you can treat those minor swing points as secondary.
4. Adjust to get as many touches as possible
This is like making your Trendlines “curve-fit” the price data that you have.
You’ll adjust it to get as many touches as possible.
It can touch the body or the wick of the candles.
I'll walk you through a few examples, so you’ll see how this works.