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How to Confirm Market Trends

How to Confirm Market Trends

Every year, certain trends will shape the market … and the direction of certain stock prices. As a swing trader, one of my personal goals is to identify these trends before they gain traction, so that I can predict momentum before it happens.  But here’s a good...
Why You Need a Great Broker Now

Why You Need a Great Broker Now

You actually don’t need much to get going as a trader: a computer, an internet connection, and a great broker account can pretty much get you started. This list of necessities isn’t high in quantity, but the quality does matter. You need a good computer and a reliable...
SwingTrades: What Is Stock Momentum?

SwingTrades: What Is Stock Momentum?

In this post, I’ll explain the basics of stock momentum, including what it actually is and some of my favorite methods for identifying potential momentum stocks before they peak. Every year in the stock market, a select few stocks will enjoy meteoric growth, becoming...
Are Pot Stocks Losing Steam?

Are Pot Stocks Losing Steam?

The only constant in the stock market is change. Pot Stocks are not immune to market trends.  Trends come and go, sometimes lasting for days, sometimes weeks or months or even years. But nothing lasts forever in the world of trading stocks. Take, for example,...
The Importance of Trading Psychology

The Importance of Trading Psychology

The stock market may not have emotions, but traders most definitely do. Thats why trading psychology is so important.  This is also part of what makes trading such a rollercoaster: you feel those intense highs and terrible lows. You’ll never be able to totally remove...
Common Swing Trading Errors to Avoid

Common Swing Trading Errors to Avoid

To a certain degree, every trader will experience some loss and misfortune throughout the course of their career like swing trading errors . It’s inherent to the process of trading; there are simply too many factors at play in the market to get it right every time....
What Are Options?

What Are Options?

Once you decide to try your hand at swing trading, your next question is likely this: “What kind of securities should I trade?” or “What are Options?” If you’re looking for a security type with flexibility and built-in risk management, you might consider...
What Are Stock Splits?

What Are Stock Splits?

As a trader, it’s important to familiarize yourself with different events that can affect a stock’s price: like stock splits . By educating yourself on what can influence share prices, you can be better positioned to spot trading opportunities and know how to act when...
SwingTrades: What Is Short Selling?

SwingTrades: What Is Short Selling?

Most people are familiar with the traditional stock market wisdom of ‘buy low, sell high.’ But did you know that there’s actually another way that traders can profit? And it’s by moving in the opposite direction — buying high and selling low. It’s called short...
How Long Do Swing Trades Last?

How Long Do Swing Trades Last?

Swing trading is a flexible trading method that doesn’t come with the demands of a super-short day trading timeline. But it doesn’t require the long holds of position trading, either. But for new traders, in particular, one question looms: How long do swing trades...