Swing Trading

swing trading

What is Swing Trading?

The classic definition of swing trading is as follows: a technical method of identifying short-term trading opportunities in the direction of the most recent trend.

Swing trading scenarios can be presented on both the “long” and “short” side of the market. The typical objective for a swing trade is either 3-10 days or one of your planned targets is reached. In other words your profit target or stop-loss is achieved.

Swing trading is the “sweet spot” between full-time professional trading and longer term buy and hold investing. It allows you to supplement your income. In our opinion it represents the perfect part-time business for those who are prepared.

The swing trading lessons below will help you build a solid foundation…

Swing Trading Success: Why It’s Better to be Good Than Lucky

Picture 400 traders packed in one office, this was back in my early days in the business. At the time I was on a torrid hot streak and I received a tap on my shoulder. “Ponsi, risk management wants to see you.”

I followed him through a labyrinth of corridors I didn’t know existed. I sat across the desk from a man I’d never seen before. “Ed, you’re doing great. Congratulations on your success. Close all of your positions and go home.”


Read this valuable lesson and learn why I would rather be good than lucky…

Swing Trading the Contrarian Indicator

Have you ever known someone who was consistently wrong? When you’re not trading well, you feel like you couldn’t hit water if you fell out of a boat.

What separates the winners from the losers? How can you prevent yourself from being the “Mush” from a Bronx Tale?

The “contrarian indicator” on a trading floor or maybe at a Sunday BBQ is the person who has a knack for ideas that never work out. Discover how to keep yourself out of this exclusive and unwanted membership…

Mind on Your Money, Money on Your Mind

How long will it take you to swing trade profitably?

How much money will you make as a swing trader? What do you need to succeed?

Well…. How bad do you “want it?!”

If earning more money is always on your mind, we need to get it out of your mind and into some action steps that can move you closer to the swing trading success you dream about.

How to Swing Trade Using the US Dollar Index

What is the US Dollar Index and how can it help your swing trading?

The U.S. Dollar Index measures the value of the U.S. Dollar against a basket of currencies. The symbol is $DXY, and the index trades on the ICE Futures Exchange.

Learn why you make better decisions when you understand the whole picture. Discovering the correlation between the US Dollar and other currencies is like putting on your windshield wipers. You could see before, but now you see better…