The be all end all thread on whether the Trend is friend or foe. It has become a sort of often spoken "fact" that "The Trend Is Your Friend". I wonder, does this belief have any prove behind it? "Trade with the trend" or "The trend is your friend". These statements imply: 1) Entering short term trades in the direction of the longer term trend has positive expectancy. 2) Enter trades in the current direction of the trend on the same timeframe has positive expectancy. Is this all there is to discretionary trading? Sit on our asses all day long and wait for a trend then try to enter in that direction? Or check the "long term trend" and enter all trades in their drection? Sound to easy to be true. Anyone?