Swing Trading For A Living From Home

How hard is it to swing trade for a living from home? Swing trading for a living is easier than you might think. Swing trading strategies are not hard but you need to know what the right tools are and how to use them.
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Equity Put Call Ratio Chart Rising Ahead Of Pullback

The Equity Put Call Ratio chart shows that the level of put buying is starting to rise ahead of the predicted market pullback for the week ending September 29, 2017.

The Equity Put Call Ratio is an indicator that shows put volume relative to call volume. Put options are used to hedge against market weakness or bet on a decline. Call options are used to hedge against market strength or bet on an advance.
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Nasdaq Advance Decline Gives Swing Long Buy Signal

The Nasdaq Advance Decline ratio chart gave a swing long buy signal on Friday, August 25, 2017. The Advance Decline ratio chart shows the number of stocks that advance in value to the number of stocks that decline in value over a given time period. An increasing advance decline ratio signals a bullish trend while a decreasing advance decline ratio signals a bearish trend.

Nasdaq Advance Decline Chart

Nasdaq Advance Decline chart gives swing long buy signal.

It wasn’t just the Nasdaq Advance Decline chart that gave a Parabolic SAR buy signal. The S&P 500 Volume Advance Decline chart also fired off a SAR buy signal on Friday, August 25, 2017.

SP 500 Advance Decline chart gives swing long buy signal.

The thing you need to know about market breadth (advancing stocks versus declining stocks) data is that the exchanges do not publish the data themselves. It is left up to the data providers like StockCharts.com. The exception to this is the Common Only A-D numbers generated by the NYSE (which formerly were available on the NYSE web site a day later). The differences you see in market breadth data are because of the different databases and datafeeds run by stock market data vendors. In order to calculate advancing and declining issues, a data vendor must first know what stocks are traded on the exchange. A data vendor must know the price at which each stock closed yesterday. The data provider must know the current price of each stock and be able to compare that to yesterday’s close to determine if a stock counts as an advancer or decliner.

Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Advance Decline ratio charts do not support the more bearish price action on the S&P 500:

I think in all cases with the Parabolic SAR buy signals, we need confirmation above the SAR buy level to confirm the signal. The S&P 500’s bearish inverted hammer candlestick on Friday does not support the SAR buy signals. Furthermore, the TSI is still giving a bear signal and the CMF just went negative which is yet another bearish signal.

TheStreet published an article on Friday, August 25, 2017, about the strong market breadth here.

Over the last three trading days, the S&P 500 has been doing a late day fade which also favors the bears:

Late day fades on the SP 500 last week.

For more advanced day traders, I did this lesson on day trading stocks and late day fading.

Catalyst and Stock Trading Ideas Are What Will Make Or Break You

Stock trading ideas are the life-blood of profitable investing. It does not matter if you are a day trader, swing trader, or investor, coming up with ideas is where the money is at.

All the greatest investors were master thinkers who came up with a good idea and then ran with it.
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