5 Example Stock Trades for Swing Traders

Here are 5 examples trades that you can use as a blueprint for your next swing trades. By going through these examples trades, you will get a very good idea of how I trade stocks day in and day out.

There are five example swing trades on this page - three short and two long. Even if you do not swing trade the same way that I do, I'm sure that you will at least pick up some tips and tricks that you can incorporate into your own swing trading strategy.

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Example trade 1: Electronic Arts (ERTS) - short

Electronic Arts daily chart

This was an easy-to-trade short setup using one of my favorite candlestick patterns: bearish engulfing.

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Example trade 2: Career Education (CECO) - short

CECO daily stock chart

This is a stock trade that did not go in my favor. It shows how even the best looking setups can fail.

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Example trade 3: Noble Energy (NE) - short

stock chart of Noble Energy

This was a nice trade using another one of my favorite candlestick patterns: dark cloud cover.

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Example trade 4: Zagg (ZAGG) - long

ZAGG daily stock chart

This is a good example of a "first pullback" swing trade. It was one of my best swing trades of 2011.

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Example trade 5: Virgin Media (VMED) - long

VMED daily stock chart

I made a nice profit on this trade - but it was my most disappointing trade of 2012.

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