Alan Farley

  • • Author - The Master Swing Trader (McGraw - Hill 2000)
  • • Author - MST Cookbook (McGraw-Hill - 2010)
  • • Author - The Daily Swing Trade newsletter - 16 years and The Swing Shift column - 12 years


Best-selling author of The Master Swing Trader and MST Cookbook, long-time writer/contributor to TheStreet.Com and dozens of financial publications. Author of Mastering The Trade, one of the longest-running trading courses on the Internet. CNBC and Bloomberg TV contributor. Publisher of Hard Right Edge, one of the first trading sites on the Internet. Publisher of numerous DVDs including Predicting Market Trends, Turning Pattern Cycles Into Profits, Targeting Profitable Entry and Exit Points, and Market Patterns For Active Traders.


Alan received his Bachelors from the University of Pittsburgh - Psychology.

Quote from Alan

"I deeply believe that I can't succeed in life unless I help others to succeed. As a result, I've spent nearly three decades teaching traders and investors about our complex world markets, showing them ways to gain an edge on the competition."

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