As active stock traders, most of us focus on generating trading profits exclusively through capital gains from technical swing trading. Successful swing traders indeed have the ability to reap substantial profits on a consistent basis.
However, doing so requires a significant time commitment, both in learning how to trade stocks and spending the time for nightly stock screening research. After many years, active trading may also become mentally tedious. As such, it is wise to consider other forms of making money in the stock market as well.