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...
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...
How to Use Swing Trading as a Part-Time Job

How to Use Swing Trading as a Part-Time Job

Most traders start out on a part-time basis, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing … Why? Well, for one, you can never rely on steady trading income. So you can’t necessarily count on the fact that you’ll make a certain amount per week or month. Another reason...
Large Cap vs. Small Cap Stocks

Large Cap vs. Small Cap Stocks

When it comes to market cap, size does matter. Market cap is short for market capitalization. This is a metric that can give you helpful insight into the size and scale of the company offering a stock. Market cap sizes differ from company to company, and there are...