It has occurred to me for a while that trend followers can do well in smooth trending markets, but they will have a tough time in choppy range bound markets. Counter trend faders don't do well in smooth trending markets but can do well in choppy range bound markets. So, from a traders perspective the best course of action might be to decide in which of these two camps you feel most comfortable and then seek the best market to employ your strategy. I feel that I can do best trend following and I want to hold positions for hours rather than days, so I want to trade markets that display smooth interday trends. So, far I think that corn and soybeans may be the best markets in which to employ my strategy.