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#SwingTrading #InvestopediaCliffNotes So I personally do not like #SwingTrading for myself on Public and it is mainly because of the tax implications. I am fortunate enough to find myself in a high tax bracket ... but that doesn't mean I want to pay Uncle Sam more than necessary. I get annoyed that I am investing my own hard earned after tax money into the stock market and taking the time and risk to do it ... only to have literally a 1/3rd of my gains go to taxes if I sell under 1 year or less. My way around this is to do all of my swing trading in a tax advantagea account called a SEP IRA but this can be done in a Roth IRA as well. The Breakdown: - Style of trading that uses technical and fundamental analysis to find gains in short to medium time frame investments - usually days to sometimes months - Generally pre-defined risk/reward ratio or technical indicators to set stop loss or price targets How do I start Swing Trading on Public: - Look for other investors that swing trade - the most visible on here is @UnderCoverHedgefund What should I know about Swing Trading before investing: - Not as time intensive as day trading ... but still active investing and time cost - Looking to capture only part of expected price movement and then cash out and move money into the next invesment - snowballing your wins into hopefully larger amounts What are the downsides to know before Swing Trading: - Subject to after market and weekend price movements - Abrupt market reversal or correction can be significantly detrimental - Miss out on long term gains as trades span days to weeks usually - Associated time cost and need for technical analysis/understanding to be successful Resources: Investopedia / Video: Swing Trading - P.S.: Consider Swing Trading from a retirement savings account and skip all that Capital Gains nonsense... Capital Gains - / Roth IRA - #TheMoreYouKnow #FeedYourBrain #GrowthNotGreed #InvestingStyles
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