Swing trading basics | stockbee

10/12/2010

Swing trading basics

Most active traders trade some kind of swing trading method. Swing trading has evolved over many years. No single person invented swing trading. Swing trading has been around for 100 years or more. Traders discovered swing trading is better way to trade through trial and error and empirical observation.
The objective of swing trading methods remains same since its invention: to capture the trending part of the move and avoid the pullbacks or consolidation or range part of a move.
The logic behind it is to find multiple such opportunities so that you can compound your money fast.
If you understand this you will know what swing traders try and do. they try and find entries near pullbacks/ consolidation or range in the hope that the stock will trend post such entry and they want to exit before next pullbacks/ consolidation or range.
To do this you can use charts, scans , indicators, statistics,  algo, bots, and so on. Some people also use witchcraft, sun/moon phases, astrology and so on...
Here is a stock which had a trend move 3 months ago. Had a orderly pullback. Offered a swing entry during the trend. Now again it is setting up for swing entry.

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As we have seen the objective of swing trading method is capture the trending part of the move and avoid the pullbacks/ consolidation or range part of a move. The implication of that for entries and exits are: 
Swing Entry= consolidation/pullback/range zone or as stock is breaking out of it.
Swing Exits= start of next consolidation/pullback/range zone
A good entry will be at start of a swing move. Good exit will be at end of a swing move....
Few months back I did a exhaustive study of swing trading techniques commonly used by traders. For 90 days I focused on a systematic study of swing trading methods. Here is a quick summary of what I did to enhance my knowledge of swing trading:
  1. Searched Google for content on swing trading. Visited over 20000 pages showing swing trading related articles or comments.
  2. Searched Amazon for books on swing trading and looked at every single book showing up on  swing trading topics. Most of them are in my personal trading books library. So read them. Bought the rest and went through all of them.
  3. Visited popular trading forums and blogs and did a systematic study of swing trading posts/comments.
  4. Looked at most of the swing trading courses for sale starting from the scammy ones to serious ones.
  5. Looked at my old notes on swing trading.
  6. Talked to various traders who are very good at swing trading 
  7. Total money spent approximately 10K. 
  8. Total hours spent: no idea

The content generated during the study and the understanding gained from the study is now being used to conduct series of Swing trading bootcamps on members site. If you do a exhaustive study of swing trading methods you will discover there are thousands of variation of the basic idea.  
But if you look beneath the surface there are only three basic swing trading setups:
  1. Pullbacks 
  2. Breakouts
  3. Exhaustions

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8 comments:

badar_basim said...

stockbee,

what ibd seminar did you attend? is it 4 or 5?

or did you attend them all? or none at all?

Pradeep Bonde said...

Attended IBD seminar many many years ago. That time they did not have these different seminars. Besides that I have every one of their Home Study course. I have studied IBD method in significant detail and have exhaustive and comprehensive information collected over the years about the method from various sources.

badar_basim said...

i bought the book of katcher and morales. its nice but not that thorough.

Pradeep Bonde said...

When non writers write book there are always limitations in terms of how they approach a subject. Besides that most of their skill is procedural (they know how to make money) , but that does not mean they can explain it to others. Classic procedural memory problem. The knowledge is implicit.

badar_basim said...

ive been using your pre-market top gainer scans. i did not catch BORN though.

were you able to catch it?

if so, can you explain how you did it?

it looked extended on the weekly.


thanks

Pradeep Bonde said...

Not in BORN.Missed it.

Mac said...

IDT (shown in post I believe) looks very good Pradeep but it does have earnings on Thursday AH. I don't know how you feel about buying before earnings - just sharing.

How do you feel about looking at Pocket Pivots showing up right before earnings as a clue to a positive reaction as discussed in Kacher's book? PCLN on 8/3/10 would be an example. I am going to try and follow these this earnings season to see if there is a true correlation or not and how trustworthy that sign would be.

By the way, ALGN (very nice chart) had a PP today so I am interested to see if it does breakout tomorrow.

Pradeep Bonde said...

These are setups I am watching not necessarily going to buy before earnings. The pocket pivot is one way to skin the cat.