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Five must-have platform features for every swing trader

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Summary:  What are the most applicable platform features for swing traders? Find here the five short-listed features, including implementation videos.


With swing traders looking to capitalise on price movements within days to weeks, identifying midterm trends shielded with thorough risk management tools is key. Here we look at five platform features on SaxoTraderGO that can give your swing trading the edge you’re looking for. 

Introduction to swing trading

Swing traders aim to profit from market movements over a period of a couple of days to several weeks. They predominantly use technical analysis to identify trading opportunities but will also draw upon fundamental analysis to support their research.

Compared to day traders, swing traders face other types of risks, including overnight and weekend market risk. To mitigate this, swing traders often depend on intuitive risk-management tools, such as advanced stop-loss functions. 

SaxoTraderGO: the swing trader’s choice

Fast, reliable and available across multiple devices, SaxoTraderGO offers access to more than 40,000 instruments across all our products and asset classes. It boasts a wide range of professional tools and features, which can enhance your order execution and market analysis, and help you take your swing trading to the next level. Here are our top five:

1. Trade Signals
Automatically identify emerging and completed patterns across hundreds of instruments, with Autochartist’s integrated Trade Signals.

Video: Trade Signals
2. Stop-loss orders and account value shield
Along with traditional stop-loss orders, which you can place on individual positions, you can even enable a stop loss on your entire account value, using Saxo’s account value shield.
Video: Stop-loss orders and account value shield
3. Integrated chart trading
You can open, close and edit positions directly from SaxoTraderGO’s fully integrated charts, which offer more than 50 technical indicators and drawing tools.
Video: Integrated chart trading
4. Margin breakdown
Monitor the margin utilisation for each instrument in your portfolio.
Video: Margin utilisation breakdown
5. Setting Personal Chart Defaults 
Customise your charts and take advantage of more than 50 technical indicators and drawing tools.
Video: Setting Personal Chart Defaults

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