OK, fair enough. Sounds like you are a focused trader with his brain on the right place. Now let's play around a little with 2 different virtual trades that you are doing, and please correct me if I make wrong assumptions.
Trade one you don't want to do anything risky: you sell a little Maid, let's say 1,000 coins, at $0.10 today. Then you wait a week, and you buy back 1,250 Maid at $0.08 for the revenue of your sale one week ago. Good trade, nice profit (that is if you are into obtaining as much Maid as possible for the same amount of money). But it didn't rock the broader market, right?
Trade two, you want to play it big. You go to a Maid exchange with hardly any liquidity and volume (Yuanbao currently, for example) and you bring either 10,000,000 Maid to sell to crash the market, or you bring $1,000,000 to play the pump and dump game. In both scenarios there will be a dampening effect because of arbitrage, new players (honest players, criminal players) showing up to jump on the volatile train, darkpools you didn't know exist, etc. After a week, when the dust has settled, you make up the balance of your trades. Did the market go up as much as you thought? Did the market come down as much as you thought? Did you make that much profits after all? I don't think so. So with such extreme amounts of money compared to the daily volume (or market cap) you would think again, what is the best trading strategy. And I'm quite sure you would adjust your trading amounts to the orderbook available. So the volatily is also dampened again. However, you could still be able to move the market substantially, let's say 50% up or down.
Now TA comes in. Let's say I would analyse the data where your two trades I just mentioned are involved. I'm looking at trends, at history repeating itself, and trying to discount everything. What would happen is, your first trade would fit nicely in a trend going down over the week being analysed. Did, or will, history repeat itself for the trade I'm going to place? That's up to my subjective judgement, depending on all kinds of technical tools I'm using, and the value I give these tools. Was everything discounted? Let's say it wasn't to my opinion, and I will most likely do a trade on a downtrend after your trades the week before.
Your second, very volatile, trade would also be analysed. But how? Was the trend down, up, sideways, when you blew up the market with a volatile action? Was there already a trend going in very volatile actions (happens a lot with companies close to bankruptcy)? Is there a history repeating pattern to recognize before the trend, or during the trend? Was everything discounted? Or was the volatile action a stand alone action by someone crazy, so I can leave the data out, not being representative for the general actions in that market? And after analyzing all these figures, I would trade accordingly, or refrain from trading when I'm not feeling risk-happy.
I'm hoping you understand what I mean. This, in a nutshell, is how I used TA. And I hardly used TA alone, I also used something I call "common sense" and "gut feelings". Fast emotional decisions spoiled it though, won a lot and lost a lot... lol