The best trading strategies utilize multiple timeframes. Trades that go against the higher timeframe have a much harder time working out.
By aligning the higher with the lower timeframe, you may be able to find better trades because they fit into the right context. Identifying the general sentiment and the overall trend context on the higher timeframe first, before dropping to the lower timeframe and timing the entry is usually a good approach. In this video I show you how to do a proper multi timeframe analysis.