Swing trading - Swing trading is a form of investing where investors are attempting to make a capital gain usually within one to four days from their purchase in stock. As a result, traders must move quickly to find situations where stock can move just as quickly for the investors. Traders have a short window of opportunity to analysis the stock to find which ones meet their requirements. Swing trading is mostly a strategy used by at-home and day traders. The advantage is that small investors have an opportunity to make a capital gain without the interference of large investors who would not bother with this sort of business. These small traders are not looking for the intrinsic value of the stocks only the profitability. Swing trading is just a short-term investment not a long-term strategy.