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Old Aug 15, 2017, 9:27pm   #1
 
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Trend Direction Question for a newb, Please Help

Hello All,

I am new to trading and had a question on determining the trend to trade with., I attached a picture and as you can see it looks like there was a trend up for a while and then looked to turn down. The OVERALL trend still looks up to me but when we place trades would we go with the longer looking up trend or more current down trend?

Thanks in Advance
-CP
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Old Aug 15, 2017, 10:07pm   #2
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It makes no different what direction you trade in. The trend will go opposite to the direction you want until you exit your trade at a loss.

If this is hard to believe, then believe your own trade history. It has a known characteristic even though I have never seen it.
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Old Aug 15, 2017, 10:30pm   #3
 
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Look at the red line I've drawn, I think it defines the trend pretty well. Whist the price is above it and finds support on it, this up trend is intact. Notice however the the price ducks through it on the right. At this point I'd say the trend was broken. This can herald many scenarios, but one of them could be a new down trend. In summary, research and practice drawing trend lines to help you understand the structure of the market.
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Old Aug 16, 2017, 4:03am   #4
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It makes no different what direction you trade in. The trend will go opposite to the direction you want until you exit your trade at a loss.

If this is hard to believe, then believe your own trade history. It has a known characteristic even though I have never seen it.
That happens to me many times that whenever I consider a trade going to be positive it goes to wrong moves and face loss.
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Hello All,

I am new to trading and had a question on determining the trend to trade with., I attached a picture and as you can see it looks like there was a trend up for a while and then looked to turn down. The OVERALL trend still looks up to me but when we place trades would we go with the longer looking up trend or more current down trend?

Thanks in Advance
-CP

Just to add I agree with cbrads' comments above.

Trading with the trend is low risk relative to other strategies you could pick up but it needs careful planning and discipline when you do it. It is key to accept very few charts show just one trend, and deciding which is the one to guide your particular trade. For some quite sensible guidance on trend-following have a look at Rayner Teo's clips on Youtube.

Keep in mind, the indicators and price action you see are a guide to what you COULD do, not to what the market WILL do.
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Old Aug 16, 2017, 8:50am   #6
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Hello All,

I am new to trading and had a question on determining the trend to trade with., I attached a picture and as you can see it looks like there was a trend up for a while and then looked to turn down. The OVERALL trend still looks up to me but when we place trades would we go with the longer looking up trend or more current down trend?

Thanks in Advance
-CP
Trend is highly subjective , this is why no-one can give a clear answer , it is all very clear after the event.
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Old Aug 16, 2017, 8:51am   #7
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That happens to me many times that whenever I consider a trade going to be positive it goes to wrong moves and face loss.
80 % of the time the markets chops , unless you are blinkered trend trading promoter .
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80 % of the time the markets chops , unless you are blinkered trend trading promoter .
Why are you still quoting this figure?

You were given an opportunity to explain and expand on how you arrived at this figure and you failed miserably!

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/tech...0-succeed.html

Please stop peddling your rubbish, especially to newbies.
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Why are you still quoting this figure?

You were given an opportunity to explain and expand on how you arrived at this figure and you failed miserably!

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/tech...0-succeed.html

Please stop peddling your rubbish, especially to newbies.
Thank you team!

The team is trying to promote trend trading in hindsight.
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Thank you team!

The team is trying to promote trend trading in hindsight.
Don't try and deflect attention, you have been repeatedly exposed as a charlatan and a buffoon. The OP asked a specific question in relation to defining trends and I answered him specifically. At no point did I 'promote trend trading in hindsight'. If I did, please show me where.
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Don't try and deflect attention, you have repeatedly be exposed as a charlatan and a buffoon. The OP asked a specific question in relation to defining trends and I answered him specifically. At no point did I 'promote trend trading in hindsight'. If I did, please show me where.
In this thread , you drew subjective trend lines after the event , that is called hindsight education.

All you hindsight trend traders are asked to show a journal of live advance calls on trends set ups , but none of you can or want to do it.

Absolute rubbish!

You don't even know what you are talking about.
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In this thread , you drew subjective trend lines after the event , that is called hindsight education.

All you hindsight trend traders are asked to show a journal of live advance calls on trends set ups , but none of you can or want to do it.
Well, we'll let the OP be the judge of that and don't get me started on your 'live advance calls'
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Well, we'll let the OP be the judge of that and don't get me started on your 'live advance calls'
His calls are live for sure, but not very advanced, more resembling gambling.
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In this thread , you drew subjective trend lines after the event , that is called hindsight education.

All you hindsight trend traders are asked to show a journal of live advance calls on trends set ups , but none of you can or want to do it.

Absolute rubbish!

You don't even know what you are talking about.
You've just drawn 'subjective trend lines after the event', You are 'promoting trend trading in hindsight'. You are a hypocrite, shame on you
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Old Aug 16, 2017, 10:53am   #15
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Hello All,

I am new to trading and had a question on determining the trend to trade with., I attached a picture and as you can see it looks like there was a trend up for a while and then looked to turn down. The OVERALL trend still looks up to me but when we place trades would we go with the longer looking up trend or more current down trend?

Thanks in Advance
-CP

A common way to confirm a trend is in place is to use moving averages. A longer period EMA confirms a longer-term trend, a shorter period EMA confirms a short-term trend. Also, use two EMA's - if the shorter is above the longer, the trend is very probably up. Note that each can be in opposite directions.

e.g. price is above upwards sloping 200EMA confirm long-term uptrend; 20EMA above the 50EMA to confirm short-term uptrend.

You can trade against one of the trends but this is higher risk, as your trade might look like it has good prospects on one view, but is about to run into resistance on the other. Trying to pick top or bottom reversal points so that you can trade against both/all currently active trends is very difficult and high risk.
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