25 Trend Trading Quotes by Famous Traders in the World

When it comes to stock market trading, one of the most popular strategies is trend trading. Trend trading involves buying stocks that are in an uptrend and selling them when they reach a peak, or shorting stocks that are in a downtrend and buying them back when they reach a bottom.

Top Trend Trading Quotes

“The trend is your friend until the end when it bends.” – Ed Seykota

“Trend following is an exercise in observing and responding to the ever-present moment of now.” – Ed Seykota

“Trend following is an exercise in observing and responding to the ever-present moment of now.” – Ed Seykota

“My style is basically trend following, with some special pattern recognition and money management algorithms.” – Ed Seykota

“Trends come like a series of ocean waves, bringing the high tide when things are good and, as conditions recede, the low tide appears. These trends come unexpectedly, unpredictably, and they have to be weathered with temperance, poise, and patience- good or bad.” – Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“He really meant to tell them that the big money was not in the individual fluctuations but in the main movements that is, not in reading the tape but in sizing up the entire market and its trend.” – Jesse Lauriston Livermore

“Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited.” – George Soros

“Short term volatility is greatest at turning points and diminishes as a trend becomes established.” – George Soros

“When a long-term trend loses it’s momentum, short-term volatility tends to rise. It is easy to see why that should be so: the trend-following crowd is disoriented.” – George Soros

“Every bubble has two components: something – some real trend, and a misconception about that trend.” – George Soros

“Find the trend whose premise is false, and bet against it.” – George Soros

“I believe the very best money is made at the market turns. Everyone says you get killed trying to pick tops and bottoms and you make all your money by playing the trend in the middle. Well for twelve years I have been missing the meat in the middle but I have made a lot of money at tops and bottoms.” – Paul Tudor Jones

“Buy low and sell high. It’s pretty simple. The problem is knowing what’s low and what’s high.” – Jim Rogers

“Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections themselves.” – Peter Lynch

“Some of the best trades come when everyone gets very panicky. The crowd can often act very stupidly in the markets. You can picture price fluctuations around an equilibrium level as a rubber band being stretched — if it gets pulled too far, eventually it will snap back. As a short-term trader, I try to wait until the rubber band is stretched to its extreme point.” – Linda Bradford Raschke

“The market being in a trend is the main thing that eventually gets us in a trade. That is a pretty simple idea. Being consistent and making sure you do that all the time is probably more important than the particular characteristics you use to define the trend. Whatever method you use to enter trades, the most critical thing is that if there is a major trend, your approach should assure that you get in that trend.” – Richard Dennis

“A good trend following system will keep you in the market until there is evidence that the trend has changed.” – Richard Dennis

“Follow the trend lines, not the headlines.” – William J. Clinton

“If you diversify, control your risk, and go with the trend, it just has to work. – Larry Hite

“People want to buy cheap and sell dear; this by itself makes them countertrend. But the notion of cheapness or dearness must be anchored to something. People tend to view the prices they’re used to as normal and prices removed from these levels as aberrant. This perspective leads people to trade counter to an emerging trend on the assumption that prices will eventually return to “normal”. Therein lies the path to disaster.” – William Eckhardt

“There are tons of people who are late to trends by nature and adopt a trend after it’s no longer in fashion. They exist in mutual funds. They exist in clothes. They exist in cars. They exist in lifestyles.” – Jim Cramer

“The market is a pendulum that swings between optimism and pessimism.” – Sir John Templeton

“The trend is your friend, until it ends.” – Unknown

“The market is a slave to the trend.” – Unknown

“A trend is a journey, not a destination.” – Unknown