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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Zeroing In on 0DTE Options Trading? Learn the Basics December 21, 2023 11:09 AM   |  

Explore the popularity of 0DTE options trading. With increased volume comes tighter spreads but beware of market volatility. Learn about the potential risks and rewards.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Gamma Scalping: A Primer December 5, 2023 11:56 AM   |  

Gamma scalping—also called delta-neutral trading—is an options strategy designed to help traders navigate pricing volatility.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Vertical Options Spreads: Calculate Risk and Potential Profit October 31, 2023 1:16 PM   |  

When trading vertical options spreads, it's relatively simple to calculate maximum risk and profit potential. Here's how to assess these risk parameters.

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Market Doldrums? Five Options Strategies for Low-Volatility Environments July 27, 2023 10:00 AM   |  

Explore five options strategies designed for low-volatility markets, including two bullish, two bearish, and one neutral, to help traders adapt their strategy.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
After-Hours and Premarket Trading: Managing the Stock Trading Jitters May 11, 2023 12:21 PM   |  

Premarket and after-market trading hours might be keeping you up at night. Here's why traders should consider trading in the late hours before the sun comes up.

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
What Does a Market Maker Do, Anyway? It’s about Bridging the Gap May 4, 2023 9:58 AM   |  

What is a market maker, anyway? Market makers are professional traders typically on the other side of retail trades. Here are market maker strategies to learn.

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Trading Global: Foreign Exchange (Forex) Trading for Beginners March 2, 2023 12:15 PM   |  

The foreign exchange or 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
Trading Calendar Spreads: Learn the Strategy, Roll Decision, and Risks February 14, 2023 10:16 AM   |  

The calendar spread strategy can be effective during sideways markets and periods of low volatility. Learn how to set up and roll a calendar as well as the benefits and risks of this options strategy.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Executing an Options Trade: Navigating the Bid/Ask Spread January 5, 2023 10:48 AM   |  

Are you planning on trading options? Here’s what traders and investors should know about the difference between the bid versus the ask spread, order types, and slippage.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Ratio: The Price Is Right ... Right? October 4, 2022 10:42 AM   |  

The price-to-earnings ratio has its critics, yet it remains a metric worth watching for valuing stocks and making investment decisions. Learn more in this article.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
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