Exactly correct. My trading improved dramatically once I started to hunt for entries where I suspected pools of stops resided. A typical, although not the only, example of this is the "ICT - too clean" concept.Jack said:Also keep in mind that the market is likely not gaming your stop specifically.. and like doesn't care about your retail account.
Traders, however, are human.. and tend to bunch up orders around the same levels due to common pattern recognition, major round numbers, etc.. etc...
The above, plus the fact that the market prays on "normal" behavior and human nature, makes for the common paranoia that the market is out for your orders.
The better question would be: "If the market tends to run obvious levels to place stops on a frequent bases, can I profit from this? Or at least, can I refine my entry knowing this?"