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Trend Trading & how to identify investable trends?

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Trend Trading & how to identify investable trends?

Trend Trading for Dummies:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/personal- ... ading.html

Trends in Markets:
https://www.boundless.com/finance/textb ... -175-3840/

What kind of trends can we follow and make profits from short (days) to medium term (months)? Any interesting read/resources to learn more about what trends we can follow like
  • specific commodities
  • economies on the brink of bankruptcy (Greece / Puerto Rico)
  • interest rates
  • junk bonds (and when it will implode)
  • volatility
  • real estate
and if it's best to use ETF's to ride on these trends? I'd like to be devoid of specific companies as it's much harder to guess which one will do better or worst.
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This year you would've been rich if you kept buying S&P500 dips then selling at the perceived top.

That's a trend, that we're stuck in a flat market.
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masterhapposai wrote: This year you would've been rich if you kept buying S&P500 dips then selling at the perceived top.

That's a trend, that we're stuck in a flat market.
That works when a short correction happens following by a strong rally. In a bear market, you would get stuck with your positions.
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catoun wrote: That works when a short correction happens following by a strong rally. In a bear market, you would get stuck with your positions.
Yeah, absolutely. You will get trapped eventually and then you can just be a "couch potato".
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Gold in August? Energy in Feb-May?
These are seasonality trends and of course don't always work.
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Slashon wrote: Gold in August? Energy in Feb-May?
These are seasonality trends and of course don't always work.
Timber: June to December

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