Technical analysis is a broad term for a way to measure and analyze market movement and other metrics such as measuring volume in an attempt to accurately predict future price from historical information. Although on the surface this appears to be a simple concept the limitation is that knowing what happened already does not guarantee what will happen next, particularly on a very short time frame. Price can continue in the same direction, reverse, or move sideways. Rather than trying to predict the next short term price move before it happens using an indicator or some other form of analysis, the better way is to look for potential zones for a reversal and wait patiently for price to come to that zone. That limits the large numbers of trades that could be taken anywhere in the order flow. These order flow trades are mostly 50/50. Each loss will have to be offset by a win and then a second win to cover any trading expenses and add profit.
All new traders gravitate toward technical analysis, searching for a "strategy" that will bring mostly winners and a scant few losses. After all, if the vast majority of traders are losing as statistics suggest surely there has to be a strategy that will put them into the winner category. The flaw in that logic is that using technical analysis and a few simple rules will not be enough to overcome market manipulation. If the market was not manipulated by Smart Money, technical analysis and a few rules could become a winning strategy. The same "strategy" used over and over would continue to produce winners because the trading conditions and market movement would move similarly enough. Once you bring Smart Money in with their algorithms which whipsaw price up and down constantly forming traps for traders, the game is changed. Each new whipsaw seems to bring new market conditions that need to be handled. A trader who is aware of this is able to adjust and wait patiently for optimal conditions to execute, rather than attempt to deploy the same methods without regard for market structure, trade location, trader sentiment, news releases, etc.
Rather than focusing on indicators and looking for trading opportunities at all points in their charts, traders need to use simple If Then analysis and wait for price to come to them. This should help limit over trading. Additional limitations such as only trading on certain days, at certain times, certain instruments, etc. will further limit their trading. Taking the trades that have been carefully screened until conditions are optimal should provide better results.