There are numerous ways to attempt to determine the trend of the markets. Below I am outlining one of the
simplest methods by using the 4ema, 8ema and 20ema over a 15 year period.
For the sake of space I use weekly charts...I'd
suggest using daily charts and for short term traders you may want to use intraday charts.
I believe the charts are self-explanatory
but feel free to email me if you have any questions.
I apologize that the charts are so large...If your monitor is less
than 22" you may have to scroll horizontally depending on your screen resolution...But it was necessary to show the detail.