Recently I came across the following statements on different threads: -The markets are always trending; and, -The markets are always choppy. If both statements are true and both exist concurrently than the difference is relative to the period (time, tick, volume, etc.) being examined. So if youâre a trend trader and the market becomes choppy, change to a trending period. Likewise if youâre a contrarian trader and the market starts to trend, change to a range bound period. Is it really that simple?