Hi no worries, but, it is my observation that you are using a textbook definition of trend, and trying to shoehorn recent price action into that definition. On your chart, 10/02/16 - 12/25/16 is a classic, swing traders trend, you can Pyramid it, and you can even let it get a little old and still make a profit.
However since ummmm, lets call it the second week of Jan 2017, it moved into a downward sloping channel, it’s not really sloping it is more like slumping, with a massive amount of chop in between. The chop can be seen by the long tails and wicks, when you see that on this fractal it is chop.
So if one were to draw some lines on this, tops and bottoms, and since it is kind of slumping down, you take shorts on the high side, you could probably preset them, and leave the longs alone. Right now one would be 2 weeks late to enter a swing short.
Oh one more thing, draw a level at the Dec top and the Aug bottom and I think you will find that the price has been floating up and down around the mean of the multi week high and low.
The Ever Enlightened VIPER