List of Stock Trading Strategies

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The stock trading strategies you decide to use can be one of the most important factors in your stock trading success.

After you've considered how much time you have that's easily available to spend on trading you can then identify which strategies will fit with your strengths and personality. What you’ll find here are brief descriptions of particular strategies categorized by the length of time that the stocks are held. Within each category you’ll find specific time commitments, the style or method of the strategy, specific strategies that can be used and a list of recommended books on the topic.Trading Strategies

This will help you define the stock trading strategies you feel most comfortable using. The markets are always changing so you will probably want more than one that you are comfortable using for when the stock market direction changes or gets into a range-bound zone.

If you want to read more about what a strategy is comprised of read “What are Stock Trading Strategies?”

If something is not described to your satisfaction, feel free to look terms up at

Day Trade - Opening and Closing Positions in One Day

Day trading is a different animal. Stocks are traded during the day and held from a few seconds to several hours, but all positions are closed out before the end of the day.

Sections of what you’ll find on this site will help you with day trading including money management, technical indicators, better trades and market direction. However if you’re looking for day trading strategies this really isn’t the site for that. It’s mentioned here simply to put the various stock trading strategies in perspective.

Time commitment: Most or all day.

Style: Mostly completely technical, uses indicators, Candlestick formations (price patterns)

Strategies: Intra-day technical indicators – ADX, Moving Average crossovers (and combined with other indicator – using non-similar indicators – moment, vol), gap Trading, support/resistance, oscillators – MACD, STO, Candlestick formations, long or short positions

Books recommended:

Winning the Day Trading Game: Lessons and Techniques from a Lifetime of Trading by Thomas L. Busby, Patsy Busby DowA Beginner's Guide to Day Trading Online by Toni Turner

Day Trading For Dummies by Ann C. Logue

Short-Term Trader - Holding a Position for a Few Days to a Week

Time commitment: Several hours per day or less.

Style: Technical indicators(charts), Candlestick formations, News


Swing Trading

Swing Trading - Short Side

Rolling Stocks

ADX Double DI Strategy

Other technical analysis stock trading based strategies – MA crossovers, RSI, oscillators including MACD, stochastics and combined with other non-similar indicators like – price moment or volume)


Gap Trading

Candlestick formations

Long or short positions

Books recommended:
Rolling Stocks: Making Money on the Ups and Downs by Gregory Witt

The Visual Investor: How to Spot Market Trends by John Murphy

The Stock Trading Warrior's Guide to Finding the Biggest and Best Stock Market Gainers Using the ADX Double DI Strategy by Natalie Stetz Tobias

Mid-Term Trader - Holding a Position for Weeks to Months

MeasureTime commitment: Approximately one hour a day or less.

Style: Technical analysis, technical with fundamental analysis, Candlestick formations, News


Swing Trading

Rolling Stocks

ADX Double DI Strategy

Trend Trading

Candlestick formations

Indicator strategies – MA crossovers, RSI, ADX, etc.


Pre-holiday effect

Channel break out

Long or short

Books recommended:

The How to Make Money in Stocks Complete Investing System: Your Ultimate Guide to Winning in Good Times and Bad by William J. O'Neil

The Stock Trading Warrior's Guide to Finding the Biggest and Best Stock Market Gainers Using the ADX Double DI Strategy by Natalie Stetz Tobias

Long-Term Investing - Holding a Position for Months to Years

Stock purchases based on fundamentals only or with the additional use of technical indicators to confirm the stock’s trend. (See How to Invest in Stocks for more information.)

Time commitment: Small amount of time each week or month or more if desired.

Style: Fundamental analysis, fundamental with technicals


Growth Stocks

Value Stocks

Trending Stocks

Dogs of the DOW

Dividend Stocks


Long or short

Books recommended:

The How to Make Money in Stocks Complete Investing System: Your Ultimate Guide to Winning in Good Times and Bad by William J. O'Neil

The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Kelly

ACTION STEP: Pick one strategy listed above that fits into the time you have for research and trading. Read about the strategy by clicking on any strategies that are linked here or go to for more information.

If your strategy (growth, value or income/dividend stocks) doesn't already include a technical indicator for reading how price is moving, move on to Action Step 4 of Secrets to Stock Market Strategies: Technical Analysis Stock Trading.

Picking good stock trading strategies is an integral part of a Stock Trading Warrior’s arsenal and a key to stock trading success!

Here are other webpages in the stock market strategy series that you might be interested in:

Secrets to Stock Market Strategies

What Makes up a Strategy?

Understanding Technical Analysis Stock Trading

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