Is swing trading the same as trend following?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by gifropan, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Reading an article on swing trading recently, it seemed to me to be similar to trend following. Can anyone explain the difference?
  2. TGpop


    you can trade trends , or not trade trends on any timeframe....? Swing trading just refers to higher timeframes holding for (for me ) 3-10 days at a time.
  3. how long is a piece of string?

    so is a 10 day trend trade a swing trade? What about 15,20,50,100?

    If you allow a trailing stop to exit your trade as oppsoed to a target stop you are trend trading..I.M.O.
  4. Swing trading just means shorter duration, like a few days to a few weeks-ish.

    You can swing trade trend following, or you can swing trade counter trend.

    "Swing trading," "day trading," "long term/investing," those terms only refer to the length of time the position is held.
  5. charts


    ... why don't you google?