How do I become a better swing trader?

There are a number of different things you can do to improve your trading skills.

Firstly, start by working on the basics. Learning and implementing the following principles will improve your trading:
Basic Setup for Swing Trading - ThinkOrSwim Tutorial - YouTube

Use the right indicators

Investing is about making investments. Investing in the right indicators that can provide you the best trade signals or tell you where you’ve performed poorly can help boost your profits.

Make time to read about the different indicators that can help you with your trading and then try to find the signal that best fits into your financial goals. You’ll then be able to make better decisions and see more results. Here are some simple indicators to consider:

Interest Bearing

This indicator can help you see when someone is buying, selling or buying in anticipation of a gain or loss. It also tells you when someone is buying or selling and for how long they’ll be there.

Time Stamped

Trading with time stamps can help you get a better idea what is going on in your market. This indicator uses simple arithmetic equations that tell you how long the most recent trading was performed.


Inverse analysis, developed by Warren Buffett, is how you see how much money you could make. The inverse is simply telling you that when you’re trading, you’re losing money, and when you’re buying, you’re getting more money.

Moving Average

Trading is very hard. You have to be quick at spotting what’s right in front of you then quickly reacting. Moving average offers two ways to react while making decisions: the long-term trend and the short-term trend.


There are so many signals around. You can often notice where you are or where you might be going, based on your expectations to be bullish or bearish. Expectations can help you spot where you can profit while trading.


Flexible traders are traders who can shift to the next step when their price moves down while they are bullish.


Diversification is about having a wide range of assets (stocks, bonds, equities) in some form. While you’ll always have a target to aim for, you don’t always know what it will look like. It’s best practice to have at least one asset you know will outperform in each market. It might be an established company or a relatively new or small entity.