A style of trading that attempts to acquire short to medium-term gains in a stock or financial instrument over a period of days or weeks. In essence, they trade stocks in a short-term timeframe as opposed to a more investment-centered model. This exposes the trader to more risks, such as overnight or weekend changes in price. Swing traders also make heavy use of technical analysis to look for trading opportunities to capitalize on. The goal is to capture a chunk of a significant price move.