Doug Ashburn
Ticker Tape Contributor

About Doug Ashburn

Doug Ashburn has been the managing editor of The Ticker Tape® since 2016. Doug spent more than 20 years as a foreign exchange options market maker at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He has been a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) since 2006. Doug previously served as regional director for the Chicago region of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association, and he served as editor of Intelligent Risk, PRMIA's quarterly member newsletter. He holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business.

 

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Getting Married? How to Plan Your Financial Future Together September 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Whether you’re getting married for the first time or remarrying, it’s important to get your financial future in order first.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Want To Boost Your Retirement Income? Consider Dividend Stocks September 5, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn why you might want to consider dividends as a potential source of retirement income and how you can incorporate them into your retirement income plan.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Hard Rowing Ahead? The Future of Social Security & Your Retirement August 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Unless changes are made in the near future, the U.S. Social Security system may become underfunded, leaving future retiree benefits in doubt. How should you prepare?

3 min read  |  Social Security
After Hours: Trading Prep When the Markets Are Closed August 3, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

After-hours trading homework can cut the scary from real-time markets. Plus, some markets remain open after traditional market hours.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
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
Spelling Out the RMD: Understanding Required Minimum Distributions August 1, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

If you're turning 70 1/2 years old, and have assets in defined-benefit plans such as traditional IRAs or 401(k)s, you're subject to required minimum distributions (RMDs). Here are some things to know.

5 min read  |  Plan Distributions
Trading Global: Foreign Exchange (Forex) Trading for Beginners June 5, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The foreign exchange ("forex") market is traded around the globe, virtually around the clock. Find out if the forex market is right for you with this retail forex guide for beginners.

5 min read  |  Forex
Planning Your Exit Strategy? Here Are Three Exit Order Types May 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how certain order types such as the limit order and stop-loss order can help you implement your exit strategy for options trades.

5 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
Tools for Traders: Chat Rooms, Trader TV on thinkorswim® April 11, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

TD Ameritrade's thinkorswim® chat rooms allow fellow traders to connect, share ideas and also learn market insights from veteran traders for a more informed strategy.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Infrastructure Spending on the Rise? Sectors to Watch February 13, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

The White House released its $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on February 12. While it's still too early to dwell on specifics, certain sectors and asset classes may stand to benefit.

6 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
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