Short term Trading
Short-term trading, or
"swing trading," means only holding a position (long or short) for
a few days. The difference between this and day trading is simply
that the position can be held for longer than a single session or
day. Short-term traders usually hold a position for between 2 days
and a week, but sometimes trades can last a few weeks or even months.
Strategies used in short term trading can be similar to those used
in day trading, but profit targets and stop losses tend to be larger.
Likewise, leverage tends to be smaller. Short term trading with
stocks is more feasible than ever, as many of the spread betting
companies effectively function 24 hours a day, and your stops can
be triggered instantly, protecting you from sudden 'out of hours'
events. The introduction of 'single stock futures' has also added
to the attraction, as leverage can be increased.
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