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Swing Trading Made Simple - 2022: Strategies, Indicators, and Books

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

One of the most incredible opportunities in life is trading and investing, along with your job or business.

The problem with beginners is, they get scared by the phrase "stock market trading."

Most of them would have seen a friend's profit screenshot or watched a YouTube video with the title - "How I made NN money in 1 hour" and tried their luck immediately in the market.

Needless to say, this creates a negative opinion about stock market trading in their subconscious mind, which mocks them every single time when they think about trading at any point in time.

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Swing Trading - Illustration made by Indrazith Shantharaj, used Canva licensed assets

There is no need to feel sad about your trading results. Besides you don't have to be your intelligent friend who will display only profitable screenshots and hides losing trades or that YouTube guru to get success in this business.

You can be yourself, learn a trading concept in-depth, and maintain laser-focus to execute the trades based on your trading concept.

Swing Trading can be used as a side hustle by anyone to build wealth over a while.

Remember, the way you frame ideas in your head can accelerate your growth (or impede your growth). Hence, keep an open mind, read the article till the end, and then decide yourself.


  1. What is Swing Trading?

  2. Swing Trading Strategy

  3. Best Indicators for Swing Trading

  4. Pros and Cons of Swing Trading

  5. How to Select Stocks for Swing Trading?

  6. Best Swing Trading Books

  7. Conclusion

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What is Swing Trading?

Swing trading is a trading technique that seeks to capture a swing when the price goes to a complete sideways zone.

Swing Trading Strategy
Image - Swing Trading Strategy

The idea is to get out of the trade before the opposing pressure comes in.

It means you look to book your profits before the market reverses.

Swing Trading Strategy

  1. Identify a range-bound market or script based on individual choice.

  2. Observe price action carefully at the Support level (for a long trade) and the Resistance level (for a short trade).

  3. If there is a firm price rejection at the support level, then go long on the next candle open (the technique is the same for a short trade if there is a rejection at resistance level).

  4. Trial your stop-loss when the price moves upside and book profits before the Resistance level (for short trades, book profits at support level).

Below is one example.

Image - Swing Trading Example-1
Image - Swing Trading Example-1

Now you might ask a question.

“Why should I book profits before Resistance?”

As a swing trader, you are only looking to capture one swing in the market.

To ensure a good success rate, you have to exit your trades at the resistance levels (that’s the idea of “swing” trading).

Image - Swing Trading Example-2
Image - Swing Trading Example-2

The above image shows another example of a swing trade. The price is in a sideways trend, and it showed clear rejection near the resistance area.

So, a swing trader can plan a short trade below the rejection candle low, keeping a stop-loss above the high of the rejection candle, and can target the support zone.

Image - Swing Trading Example-3
Image - Swing Trading Example-3

The above image shows another example of a swing trade. The price is in a sideways trend, and it showed clear rejection near the support area.

Hence, a swing trader can plan a long trade above the rejection candle high, keeping a stop-loss below the low of the rejection candle, and can target the resistance zone.