Learn Swing Trading

Swing trading is a style of trading stocks that attempts to capture short-term trading opportunities in the market. The other two main styles of trading are: buy and hold trading, and day trading. Buy and hold is a long-term investment strategy usually involves trades being held for several weeks to months and sometimes even years. In day trading, traders usually do buying and selling on small profits, and hold trades for very short period from a few seconds to less than a day.

Swing trading sits in the middle of these three styles. The time-frame for swing trading is longer than day trading but shorter than buy and hold strategy. A swing trader holds stock for a short period of time, typically less than a week.

As a swing trader, you simply look for trends in a stock and try to take advantage of short-term fluctuations during the trend. Swing trading is also more efficient than day trading, which involves buying and selling stocks frequently and can take up a lot of time.