Adam Hickerson
Senior Manager, Futures & Forex, TD Ameritrade

About Adam Hickerson

Adam has been with TD Ameritrade since 2011. He oversees product development, operations and education for Futures, Commodities and Forex Trading. Prior to taking over product development of Futures & Forex, he managed the TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex trade desk where his conversations with clients helped him understand what clients are looking for in a broker and what TD Ameritrade can do to enhance the client experience. Before starting with TD Ameritrade, Adam worked at TradeStation and at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in the S&P® 500 Index Options Pit. Adam holds his Series 3, 7, 24, 34, and 63 securities licenses.

 

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What is Leverage in Forex Trading? Understanding Forex Margin October 4, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

What is leverage in the forex market? It’s the ability to buy and sell foreign currencies while putting up only a fraction—3% to 5%—of the notional amount. Leverage offers potential opportunity, but it’s also quite risky.

5 min read  |  Forex
How Investors Can Use Futures to Hedge Against Market Downturns June 24, 2019 11:30 AM   |  

Learn how futures contracts can help experienced traders and investors manage portfolio risk with a beta-weighted hedging strategy.

5 min read  |  Futures
Investor’s Manual: What Is Forex? April 4, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Understanding the basics of forex. This is a brief forex 101 defining what is forex.

1 min read  |  Forex
The Exciting World of Trading Treasury Bonds (Seriously) February 27, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Treasury bonds are boring, right? Wrong. For traders, they represent a market that can be bigger than stocks.

11 min read  |  Futures
Forex: Currency Trading for the Small Investor January 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Can you trade currencies like stocks? There are some similarities between forex and equities. Here's what small investors should know before jumping into currency trading.

5 min read  |  Forex
Currency Volatility World Tour: Foreign Exchange (Forex) Volatility August 2, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about the dynamics of foreign exchange volatility, and where to find currency volatility data.

3 min read  |  Forex
Futures Margin Call Basics: What to Know Before You Lever Up July 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Explore real examples of initial margin & maintenance margin calls. Dive into the mechanics of margin multipliers in futures contract margin.

5 min read  |  Futures
Burning Questions on Futures: Notional Value, Tick Size, and Other Contract Specs July 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Interested in learning about futures contracts? Here's a primer on multipliers, tick size, and other futures contracts specifications.

5 min read  |  Futures
Are Exchange Rates Foreign to You? Here's a Currency Primer May 23, 2017 4:00 AM   |  

The foreign exchange market is large, global, and generally liquid. Find out if the forex market is right for you with this primer.

5 min read  |  Forex
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