What Is Swing Trading & Is It Right For You?

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By Brian O’Connell Stock market traders are all about catching favorable tailwinds—hence the popular trading adage, “the trend is your friend.” So it goes in the wild world of swing trading, Wall Street’s answer to (hopefully) riding the wave in an effort to stack up some momentum-fueled dollars in a trader’s account. What Is Swing Trading? How Does It Work? Swing trading targets a short-term trading strategy that aims to find a sweet spot between the day trader’s hourly profit-taking and the buy-and-hold investor’s long-term timetable in building portfolio gains. In a swing trader’s world, th…

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