You have probably heard the common saying “the trend is your friend” meaning that you should always trade with the trend. While this may be true in general, most highly profitable trades are counter trend trades. The trick is to get is to get in early on a new trend or late on an anticipated trend reversal. I have read scores of trading books and identified few books that have sections focusing on identifying such opportunities. The books I share in this guide are the ones that contain ideas I have actually used to get trade profits of over 50%. The book “Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading” offers examples in the latter pages on how to enter early in a trend by using price MACD divergences on the weekly charts and how to identify daily reversals using force index/price divergences. The book “ Generate Thousands in Cash on your Stocks Before Buying or Selling Them: Third Edition” shows you how to use short interest and CMF to enter early on a short squeeze, It also gives examples on using candlestick charts and classical indicators to enter at the outset of V reversal.In addition, This book contains a couple of trade patterns dedicated to identify explosive trend reversals. The book “ High Probability Trading Strategies: Entry to Exit Tactics for the Forex, Futures, and Stock Markets” shows you how to use overlapping segments as well as Elliott waves to identify the beginning and end of new trends.The book Explosive Stock Trading Strategies details a unique system that allows the trader to get in on the beginning of a powerful reversal from what the author describes as a "falling knife" stock. This is a way to catch a trend at the beginning that I found extremely reliable. The book “ High probability trading : take the steps to become a successful trader” shows you how to enter using stochastic oscillators while the longer term trend is still positive. In essence this book when combined with some of the others allows you to keep up with the trend once you entered it early on. This kind of trading is especially important in non trending or volatile markets as the one we are in now. In such markets trends tend to be short and reverse quickly making your profit dependent on how early in the trend you entered your trades. Familiarizing yourself with several of the techniques in the above books will certainly help you navigate tough markets.