Can swing trading really be as simple as waiting for the 20 day MA to turn upward and riding the wave?
Well, yes and no. The 20 day MA must turn up for a rally to happen. But some stocks jump way above an others linger for weeks.
The other signals would be to watch underlying indexes and most importantly, doing some good value research. Many small caps blast off way too fast when they finally rally. But it's a good start to a system for swing traders.