Getting Started in Swing Trading


  • Pages: 225
  • Format: PDF
  • Published Date: 2007


Getting Started in Swing Trading is addressed to the investor who recognizes the limitations of depending on others for investment advice; who is willing to learn the essential steps needed to invest on his or her own; and who wants to master proven strategies.


No one can show you how to get rich quick and with no risk. Those kinds of promises are vacant and unfounded. But it is possible to increase your rate of successes by utilizing strategies that give you an edge and help to anticipate the next price direction. There is no “sure-fire”method to achieving 100 percent profits. But swing trading can improve your rate of success, your timing, and your overall profitability.

This book also answers the question of what products to use in swing trading. Most people simply assume that you must use stocks to take long or short positions in stocks as part of a swing trading strategy.

This topic is covered in depth. Realistically, however, buying and selling shares of stocks is a limited strategy because you are restricted to investing by a limited pool of capital. Later in this book, you will discover ways to expand your swing trading potential with less money and lower risk.

You will also see how to take up positions when you expect stock to trend downward but without having to sell stock short. This high-risk strategy is not the only way, or even the best or most affordable way, to play a bear market.


  • The Big Picture: How Swing Trading Works
  • The Basic Technical Rules
  • Candlestick Charting for Swing Trading
  • Reaction Swings and the Reaction Cycle
  • Brokerage Rules and the Pattern Day Trader
  • Picking Stocks for Swing Trading
  • Selling Short: Entering a Swing Trade with a Short Order
  • Options for Swing Trading: the Basics
  • Option Strategies for Swing Trading
  • Swing Trading in Your Investment Portfolio