Scalping, Swing, and Trend Trading, Oh My!

Scalping, Swing, and Trend Trading, Oh My!
January 18, 2012 Market Traders Institute

So, you want to find out what type of trader you should be. Well, the first thing you want to do is see what style of trading you prefer and proceed from there. If you are impatient person, you certainly wouldn’t want to trend trade or swing trade. Those trading techniques take days, weeks, even months sometimes. If you are into a casual pace of trading, you wouldn’t want to scalp trade. To help you out, we’ve provided a simple table which lays out the similarities and differences between these three trading techniques. Take a look:

Scalping Swing Trend
Timeframes Seconds to minutes Days to Weeks Weeks to Months
Executions Many per day At least one per day Once in a while
Stop Limits Tight Relaxed Loose
Trade sizes Any size (be consistent!) Any size Any size
Leverage High Medium Low
Analysis Technical Technical Fundamental
Pace Rapid Casual Occasional
Education Required Required Not required


So what is it? Do you think you are more of a swing trader? If so, check out a great course we offer for people who want to get into swing trading, here. Its a great course that teaches you the in’s and out’s of creating swing strategies and watching for market fluctuations. Are you too impatient to be a swing or trend trader? Then our Ballistic Scalping Course is for you. Loaded with trading systems and strategies, you will learn to trade the market quickly, with multiple currencies. Check these classes out today.

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