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Many of you have asked us for a swing-trading column, and here it is.

Alan Farley joins us today to write "

The Swing Shift," a column that will appear every Tuesday and Thursday. Alan is a wonderful addition for us. He's a master at short-term trading as well as spotting the stages of the market. Alan has written a book,

The Master Swing Trader,

as well as running a Web site,, an online guide to everything you want to know about short-term trading strategies.

We know you'll enjoy Alan's writing.

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