The Swing Traders Bible Strategies to Profit from Market Volatility

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-09
  • Publisher: Wiley
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The Swing Trader's Bible provides traders with different strategies to capitalize on market fluctuations. The majority of the time, most markets move sideways, with no discernible long-term up or down trend. The key to making money in these kinds of markets is to sell when the market is near the top of its range and buy when it's near the bottom of its range. The authors explain how to use fundamental stock analysis and technical analysis to spot swing trading opportunities. They then provide very specific techniques for entering and exiting the market, including: channel analysis; momentum indicators; stock sector leaders/followers; market cycles; overbought/oversold indicators; trading volume; and money flows. The authors explain how to swing trade by taking outright positions in stocks or by using various options strategies. Most of the book is devoted to swing trading using individual stocks, but the authors also explain swing trading opportunities in stock indexes and in exchange-traded funds.

Author Biography

Matthew McCall, MBA, is founder and President of Penn Financial Group LLC, an investment advisory company that provides sophisticated advice to individual investors using the firm's proprietary research model. He publishes two newsletters: The ETF Bulletin and The PFG Bulletin, both of which provide buy/sell recommendations for individual stocks and ETFs. McCall has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, SmartMoney, and the Christian Science Monitor. He regularly writes for Investopedia.com and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and BNN. McCall can now be found on Fox Business Network as a guest co-host as well as a regular contributor on Fox News Channel's number-one-rated business block on Saturday mornings.

Mark Whistler is the Senior Market Strategist for TradingMarkets.com, while also heading the Forex Force trading service. He is the founder of WallStreetRockStar.com and is also a columnist for traderdaily.com and Investopedia.com. Whistler has written two books, Trade with Passion and Purpose and Trading Pairs, both published by Wiley. In addition, he also coauthored Profit from China and Profit from Uranium, both published by Investment U/Wiley. Whistler also occasionally appears on CNBC. As a Forex expert, Whistler presents educational trading Webinars through FXStreet.com twice each week.

Table of Contents

Determining Your Trading Style
Why Swing Trading is a Better Alternative to Day Trading
How to Successfully Implement Winning Trades
The First Rule of Profitability: Stop Loss
The End Should Always Come First
Occasionally Unforeseen Disaster Strikes
Hard Stops as a Profit Tool
Using Trailing Stops to Increase Profitability
The Second Rule of Profitability: Commonsense Fundamentals
Careful with ETFs, Indexes, and Option Valuation
Common Sense is King
Ratios Matter
Exuberance is Never Fundamental Common Sense
The Third Rule of Profitability: Technical Analysis
What is Technical Analysis?
The Basic Chart
Introduction to Basic Technical Analysis Indicators
The Importance of Technical Analysis
A Beacon in the Night: The Chart is Your First Alert
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Strategy 1: Take the Trends to Pieces
Note on Fundamentals and Trend Trading
Riding the Envelopes
Profits through Pitchforks
Strategy 2: The RSI Indicator
Choosing an RSI Setting
RSI Swing Trading Strategies
Implementing the RSI Strategies Step by Step
Bringing It All Together
Strategy 3: MACD and Stochastic
Understanding MACD
Swing Trading Strategies Using the MACD
How to Trade the Stochastic
Strategy 4: The Tier II Play
Follow the Leader
Market Cap in Tiers
Example in Action
What to Look Out for: Hidden Correlations
Where to Find Tier II Plays
Strategy 5: ETF Sector Rotation
Asset Class Money Rotation
Market Cycles
Short-Term Sector Rotation
Dow Theory
Strategy 6: The Macro-to-Micro Play
Step-by-Step Macro-to-Micro Approach for Swing Traders
The Daily Macro-to-Micro Trade Strategy
Strategy 7: Profit from Exuberance Premium
Technicals Tell a Ton
Identifying Exuberance Premium
Technical Entry and Risk Management
Strategy 8: Japanese Candlestick Charts
Single Candlestick Patterns
Wrapping Up Candlesticks
Strategy 9: Option Primer and LEAP Options
Brief Explanation of Options
Puts and Calls
LEAP Options
Strategy 10: Piggyback Strategy Using ETFs and Mutual Funds
Finding International Swing Trade Ideas
Piggybacking Mutual Funds
Strategy 11: Scanning for Swing Trade Ideas
Establishing a Daily Scan List
Strategy 12: Swing Trading a Market Sell-Off
Shorting Stocks: Profit When the Market is Falling
Introducing Short ETFs
Strategy 13: Swing Trading the Megatrends
Why Trade a Megatrend?
How to Trade a Megatrend
Current Megatrends
The Next Major Megatrend
Strategy 14: Return on Assets and Return on Equity
Balance Sheet and Income Statement
Return on Assets
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