Swing Trading Simplified


  • Pages: 107
  • Format: PDF
  • Published Date: 2003


Swing Trading Simplified communicates the essence of Swing Trading in a simple and straightforward manner. It describes the tools necessary to identify swing-trading opportunities, and explains the guidelines needed to implement this strategy. Filled with innovative and important trading techniques, it is a great asset to beginner and experienced swing traders alike.


Traders and investors study markets through price charts. These powerful visual tools offer a common language for all stocks, options and indices. The theory behind this is called “technical analysis.”

Technical analysis begins with a simple observation that all market action is reflected in the activity of price and volume over time. This information creates a profound visual representation when properly presented in a chart. Prices rise and fall, with rising prices being stimulated by greed and falling prices by the awakening of fear.

This emotional tug of war between greed and fear generates a “swinging” price movement that provides the perfect opportunity for “Swing Trading.”

Swing traders capitalize on the emotions of others while they carefully control their own emotions and systematically enter and exit trades. Swing traders recognize the levels of support and resistance. They understand the concepts of momentum and volatility, and can identify a trading range or channel.

Swing trading is very popular among short- and medium- term traders. It offers many virtues compared tothe hyperactivity of day trading. With recent changes in SEC regulations that affect the way brokerage firms administer margin requirements for day-trading accounts, many traders have moved away from day trading towards a swing-trading style.

This guide will teach you:

  • What swing trading is and why it works
  • How to identify stocks to swing trade
  • When to initiate a trade
  • When to exit a trade
  • How to maximize profits and minimize risk
  • Key analytical and online tools you can use to enhance your swing-trading success


  • What It Is-An OveNiew of the Swing-Trading Concept
  • The Technical Basics of Swing Trading
  • Recognizing Key Trend Patterns
  • How to Develop a Swing-Trading “Master Plan”
  • Some Swing-Trading Case Studies
  • The Up-and-Down Path to Profits