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


Alan is a best-selling author of The Master Swing Trader and MST Cookbook, long-time writer/contributor to TheStreet.Com and dozens of financial publications. He is also the author of Mastering The Trade, one of the longest-running trading courses on the Internet. Alan is a CNBC and Bloomberg TV contributor as well as the publisher of Hard Right Edge, one of the first trading sites on the Internet. He's also ublisher 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 Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

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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