Insurance agent and Private Trader My orientation is that of a swing trader, intent on converting perceptions to profit. 1. I believe market volume and price interact similar to the laws of physics governing ballistics: price reflects what participants think; volume, what they feel. 2. Perception of setups is critical. Unless you "see it", you are shooting without aiming. The "hard right line" on your chart is the challenge and the opportunity. 3. Profitable trades are a result of timely execution based on accurate perceptions. 4. Conversely, losing trades are a result of poor timing and inaccurate perceptions.