For a swing trader, trading should not be filled with many emotional highs and lows in any given period. Twenty four hour news has turned investing into this fast paced, fast money, news flash circus ring. If you're feeling frantic and riding an emotional roller coaster daily, you need to rethink your strategy. It's not about the big win, it's about building on many small wins. You have your routine:
1. You review and maintain watch lists
2. You scan for setups
3. You enter the stock at a proper buy point
4. You exit when you get an exit signal
5. Rinse and repeat.
You do this over and over and over. As your account grows, you just keep building on those gains day after day, month after month and year after year. Stop thinking every stock you buy will go up 1000 percent, build a routine and focus on growing your account and compounding those gains.