Stock Trading Strategies


Understanding the best stock trading strategies is the key to investing. You need to pick the right one for the type of market environment you are in. I wrote the best-selling book Strategic Stock Trading that goes through my Two Fold Formula for picking out stocks.

I spend hours a week looking through the stock market to find the best stocks to buy.

I also blog about the market and you can find my most recent posts about the strategies that are working the best in the market right now if you scroll down a little. I am now going on my third decade of investing and trading in the financial markets and have been there and done that so to speak. I even ran a hedge fund for three years.

Here are some of the most common questions I am asked:

Frequented Asked Questions:

How Do I Buy Stocks Using a Broker?

How Many Stocks Should I Own?

How Can I Control My Risk Using Stop Loss Orders?

Can A Stock Picking Service Really Work For Me?

Should I Buy Penny Stocks on the OTC Bulletin Board?

For more get my Stock Trading Book

Here are my most recent posts I have done applying trading strategies to the current market environment.

How To Find the Best Investments In These Markets Now - Mike Swanson (11/17/2013)

Everyone knows that the best time to buy a stock to hold it for an investment is after a bear market ends and stocks are cheap. If you get in right as a new bull market starts or just as it starts and hold you can make a killing - and do so easily.

Once Scared Stock Investors Are Now Bullish - Mike Swanson (11/04/2013)

We have come a long way from where we were just three weeks ago. In August and September CNBC scared their watchers by talking about "taper attacks." Economists on that network kept predicting that the Fed would cut back on its QE bond buying program at its September FOMC meeting.

Podcast - Ike Iossif On His Indicators And Timing The Next Real Top - Mike Swanson (09/22/2013)

Ike also creates a composite indicator out of six components to gauge the strength of the market. By using this indicator he has been able to accurately call market moves as he did in two other interviews I did with him.

Using the VIX To Identify The Next S&P 500 Bottom - Mike Swanson (08/28/2013)

To deal with the stock market we have to simply accept the reality that it is in a correction and understand that corrections almost always end in some panic selling - and growing fear among investors who sell on a bottom. So yesterday's drop actually gets us closer to the end of this US stock market correction.

How To Find The Best Sectors In The Stock Market - Mike Swanson (08/19/2013)

I got an email from someone asking me how I find the best sectors in the stock market. What I do is look to see which sectors hold up the best or even go up while the broad market pulls back. Once the market bottoms they tend to lead on the next rally. I use TC2000 to do this as I show in this video.

US Stock Market In A Summer Doldrums Phase - Mike Swanson (07/31/2013)

The US stock market has not gone anywhere the past week. It's overbought and could have a pullback at any moment, but I'm not bearish on it for a couple of reasons. First markets all over the world look like they are in a position now to breakout in the next few weeks and go higher, especially markets in Europe. They are consolidating and in a position to breakout and have a big run. Ireland has already broken out and is just floating on up.

This Rally Is Getting Too Dangerous To Buy - Mike Swanson (07/24/2013)

Apple reported earnings last night and they beat analyst expectations. The CEO also said he was going to release new revolutionary products although he wasn't clear on what they would be. As a result people got excited and the stock is trading up 4% this morning. That's a big move for a stock everyone watches and many are obsessed with.

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