### What is considered a swing trader? – Short Swing Trading Definition Financial Literacy

How do I calculate the probability of a trade?

In the stock market, the odds of a trade occurring are determined by the average number of “days” of trading and the volume per day.

For example, if your broker has a 5-day volume of \$6, you have a 10 percent chance of trading and a 1-10 percent chance of losing money if you trade that day. If you have a 10-day volume of \$12, your chance is 20 percent. In the example of a short, you have a 1-2 percent chance you’ll get a profit on your short.

If you trade for a longer time (say more than several weeks), as long as the trading volume is greater than the average trading volume per day, you are considered a “swing trader.”

So if your broker has 10 days of \$1.25 per day and your daily trading volume is \$1.25 and is equal to 2,500 days per year, you are considered a swing trader. There is a 1 in 3 chance you will trade and a 2-3 percent chance of getting a negative return.

How should I conduct a trade?

First, determine the number of days of trading required to become a swing trader. Do not start trading within 20 or more days of your last session of trading. The reason for this is that a trading cycle is set out with the exact start and end dates. So once you start trading, you will not be able to change the start and end dates. You will only stop trading when all the trading days have passed or when