Some trading 101 from Trend Commandments:
One of the most useful criticisms that you can use to further your understanding centers on prediction. Trend followers… do not predict a market’s timing or distinction. Trend followers react to market movements. It is a critical distinction best seen in the words of trend follower Bill Dunn, “We don’t make market predictions. We just ride the bucking bronco.”
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