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Swing Trading for Dummies
by Omar Bassal
Take advantage of price swings in strongly trending securities and pump up your portfolio! Want to know the strategies of successful swing trading? This friendly guide covers the ins and outs of this risky but profitable investing approach, explaining all the basics in plain English. You'll see how to use the two investment approaches - technical and fundamental analysis - ...more
ebook, 360 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by For Dummies
(first published September 9th 2008)
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Lots of useful info but lacking in one section: making the best use of technical indicators. Other than that, it's a pretty good use but he too often uses moving average crossing as a buy indicator which is known not to do particularly well.
This was a decent enough read, although there are a couple of really big missed opportunities. I was so excited when the author mentioned walking through an example. I was hoping to see an example of an actual trade(s) and the concrete specific steps that were taken. Instead it was another high level summary of references to chapters repeating the same basic information again, which ultimately led to two trades, one successful and one not. It would have been so much better to see a couple of rea ...more
The book I read to research this post was Swing Trading For Dummies by Omar Bassal which is a very good book which I bought from kindle. Swing Trading is similar to day trading but with the latter you aim for quick gains of a lesser amount often carried out in the same day, with the former you look for bigger gains over a period of time. You use methods like fundamental analysis & technical analysis to analyze the stock market or what ever else you invest in and ideally you make a profit. So ...more
This is my first "for dummies" book and I gotta say that this is a good book to have a general idea of what it is. Swing trading is less frequent than day trading and more frequently done compare to conservative/long term trading. Worth to be put at the shelves and look at it over and over again.