Swing trading is a normal practice of holding securities or financial instrument for shorter period which is quite different from intraday trading and I feel that also quite difficult and riskier then intraday trading. I am of the perception that if you want to make a good from the market then avoid speculation and prefer long term investments. But swing trading can also make a good for you if you are passionate , it depends on market trends and deep research of the market.
I want to explain you about swing trading in capital market(stock market):
Since we know that swing trading involves holding securities for period greater then a day then you have to bear more risk, but if you are confident about your stocks, for instance of you invest mainly in large cap companies, whose stocks show very less price fluctuations in small period, then you are confirmed of no loss and drawing some gain. Buy you need to invest good money in such case, as profits by small margin can be concluded as good only if you work I'm volumes. But if you are new to market then it is advisable to keep eye on such stocks, read their annual results and start trading in small amount. Once you gain experience and become sure about next step which company might take, at that time you can invest a large amount, but never forget that even when market is bullish in nature you might lose a large amount and hence never forget to keep a security cushion, I.e. maintain margins.
Here are some factors which can me kept in mind by swing trader:
Leverage: Leverage refers, how actively your security is traded. So it's easy to square off your positions if securities are more leverage.
Market movement: I remember one of the most famous Warren Buffet's quote that be greedy when others are fearful, and be fearful when others are greedy. Hence market trends play a major role in your profits, and hence if you clear your holdings in bullish times than you can make good.
I know it might be risky, but never forget profit is the reward for your risks.