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The Swing Trader’s Bible: Strategies to Profit from Market Volatility

The Swing Trader’s Bible: Strategies to Profit from Market Volatility

Matthew McCall, Mark Whistler

ISBN: 978-1-119-19757-7

Sep 2015

220 pages

Select type: O-Book


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.


CHAPTER 1 Determining Your Trading Style.

Why Swing Trading is a Better Alternative to Day Trading.

How to Successfully Implement Winning Trades.

CHAPTER 2 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.

CHAPTER 3 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.

CHAPTER 4 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.

CHAPTER 5 Strategy 1: Take the Trends to Pieces.

Note on Fundamentals and Trend Trading.

Riding the Envelopes.

Profits through Pitchforks.

CHAPTER 6 Strategy 2: The RSI Indicator.

Choosing an RSI Setting.

RSI Swing Trading Strategies.

Implementing the RSI Strategies Step by Step.

Bringing It All Together.

CHAPTER 7 Strategy 3: MACD and Stochastic.

Understanding MACD.

Swing Trading Strategies Using the MACD.


How to Trade the Stochastic.

CHAPTER 8 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.

CHAPTER 9 Strategy 5: ETF Sector Rotation.

Asset Class Money Rotation.

Market Cycles.

Short-Term Sector Rotation.

Dow Theory.

CHAPTER 10 Strategy 6: The Macro-to-Micro Play.

Step-by-Step Macro-to-Micro Approach for Swing Traders.

The Daily Macro-to-Micro Trade Strategy.

CHAPTER 11 Strategy 7: Profit from Exuberance Premium.

Technicals Tell a Ton.

Identifying Exuberance Premium.

Technical Entry and Risk Management.

CHAPTER 12 Strategy 8: Japanese Candlestick Charts.

Single Candlestick Patterns.

Wrapping Up Candlesticks.

CHAPTER 13 Strategy 9: Option Primer and LEAP Options.

Brief Explanation of Options.

Puts and Calls.

LEAP Options.

CHAPTER 14 Strategy 10: Piggyback Strategy Using ETFs and Mutual Funds.

Finding International Swing Trade Ideas.

Piggybacking Mutual Funds.

CHAPTER 15 Strategy 11: Scanning for Swing Trade Ideas.

Establishing a Daily Scan List.

CHAPTER 16 Strategy 12: Swing Trading a Market Sell-Off.

Shorting Stocks: Profit When the Market is Falling.

Introducing Short ETFs.

CHAPTER 17 Strategy 13: Swing Trading the Megatrends.

Why Trade a Megatrend?

How to Trade a Megatrend.

Current Megatrends.

The Next Major Megatrend.

CHAPTER 18 Strategy 14: Return on Assets and Return on Equity.

Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

Return on Assets.

Return on Equity.

CHAPTER 19 Strategy 15: Covered Call Options.

What is a Covered Call?

Buying Stocks at a Discount.

Deep in the Money.

CHAPTER 20 Strategy 16: Straddles as a Profit Tool.

Consolidation is Key.


CHAPTER 21 Strategy 17: Bull and Bear Spreads.

Spreads: The Nuts and Bolts.

Spreads in Action.

Last Words.