Definition of 'Swing Trading'
Swing trades are sometimes the result of a day trade that is losing money. A day trader may not want to admit or face the fact that their day trade cannot be closed out as a winning trade and will therefor relabel their trade a swing trade.
Swing trading is more appropriate for smaller traders such as at-home and day traders because of the frequency with which they move in and out of trades. Large institutions trade in sizes too big to move in and out of securities that quickly.
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