Why 80% fail at using a trend following technique to trade the forex http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOiJYUQJUH0 There are fundamental reasons why trend trading does not work everyday on currencies , this is simply because there are no major changes in currency price drivers on a daily basis i.e interest rates changes and changes in economies on a daily basis. Herebelow are examples of several trend failures/fakes , before eventually a trend materialists. These trends don't materialize on a daily basis in day trading . http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=218977 http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=220746 Trend trading is the most profitable type of trading , offering highest risk reward trades.How do you differentiate between the real trends and fakes , and avoid false breakouts?Most of the time , what is made from trend trading is lost in fakes and trend failures. except when trends continue for days,weeks and months in one direction. My point with this thread was to see an unbiased (from vendors and internet marketeers) and subjective discussion on trend trading. 80 % of the time the market ranges and 80 % of one minute trends fail.