I am trying to understand on how to calculate/reach an estimated stop loss numeric figure (if any) for swing trading(my time frame would be 1-2 weeks) . Here are a few questions I would like to ask: 1) Where and how (calculation wise) to place the first Stop after entering a trade? 11)How do swing traders usually reach a value to be used in Stop Loss and trailing stops 2) Do they use a volatility indicator (ATR or any other), if yes then which one works well. If not then how to calculate ut using a spreadsheet? 3) Can any one direct me to a tutorial explaining the topic I am trying to understand? I'll appreciate your input in this regard. Thanks in advance.