Yes and No.
Yes if you define a secret as anything that works, that someone else knows about and you do not. No in the sense that there is no real secret why the market does what it does. You either know it or you don't. There are the real reasons, and then there's just everything else. Banks aren't watching your moving average to figure out how to set the market price, except for finding the liquidity of retail stop orders.
15 year trader.
The only secrets are:
2. Approach to the market
The market is not some ethereal mysterious thing. Do you know how it works and why it moves when it does? Are you aware of how orders and order flow works? Are you looking for what moves the market or are you hoping a mysterious secret indicator does it for you? When the market moves, are you confused and hoping..or do you see why and are ready?
3. Repeatable methodology. Crazy how many people throw a trade in the market and pray it works out.
4. Volume, structure, and order flow.
Money management is a part of 1 through 3.
You can quote me on this:
A trend is only a move between 2 points on a higher timeframe. That's all it is.