As a professional futures trader, I have spent my early days of my career making every possible newbie mistake in trading. This involved relying on rookie indicators such as the stochastics and moving average crosses, from relying on candlestick patterns, and newbie chart patterns such as head-n-shoulders and triangles.
As a new trader I lost 2 trading accounts without cleary understanding the pure action of price. The day my trading career turned around was the day I took all my indicators off and relied soley on price action. I then studied market profile to understand price acceptance vs rejection; market balance vs market imbalance.
Now, my core methodology is based on market profile, pivots, and tape reading. Indicators in my opinion are useless. A new trader who relies on indicators will never learn the true art of trading. Market conditions change everyday and indicators and systems must be tweaked constantly. Yet, newbies look for indicators as the holy grail.
Indicators indicate. They are lagging signals. Profitable trading requires understanding market concept and understanding the language of the markets. Every trader must be in sync/zone with the markets. Just listen to it carefully... and you will be able to hear what the markets are telling you.
I always recommend new traders to stare at price and tape until they are able to understand price action. Rely on proven strategies using market internals and support & resistance levels. Tape reading offers a significant edge in short term trading. Combine strategy, knowledge, and money management and you will be light years ahead of other traders.