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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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
Captain of Your Own Retirement Ship? Investment Choices Aweigh September 13, 2022 4:25 PM   |  

A self-directed IRA means you're in charge of asset selection and management, so it’s important to understand your choices.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Management
How to Invest in Gold? ETFs, Stocks, Physical, Futures, & Options August 11, 2022 10:38 AM   |  

Are you looking to include gold in your portfolio? Learn the different ways to invest in gold such as ETFs, stocks, futures, options, and physical gold. Learn the pros and cons.

4 min read  |  Commodities
Charting the Course: 3 Ways to Track the Yield Curve on thinkorswim® August 9, 2022 11:06 AM   |  

Is it up, flat, or down? Traders track the yield curve as an economic and inflation barometer. Here are 3 ways to track yield curve spreads on the thinkorswim® platform.

3 min read  |  Futures
What Are Bonds and How Do They Work? July 19, 2022 12:17 PM   |  

Bonds are typically considered a more conservative investment that can help diversify your portfolio and attempt to ride out stock market volatility.

4 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Options Exercise, Assignment, and More: A Beginner’s Guide to Options Expiration June 28, 2022 11:08 AM   |  

Learn about options exercise and options assignment before taking a position, not afterward. This guide can help you navigate the dynamics of options expiration.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Planning Your Options Exit Strategy? Here Are Three Exit Order Types May 19, 2022 1:05 PM   |  

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

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
New Job? Deciding Whether to Roll Over the Old 401(k) April 14, 2022 10:50 AM   |  

People change jobs; it’s a fact of the modern workforce. But if you have a 401(k) from your old job, you need to decide what to do with it.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Twin Tops: How and When to Set Up a Double Calendar January 10, 2022 10:15 AM   |  

Looking to get long volatility with a theta kicker using options? Consider a calendar spread. But if you also want to spread your risk across the price range of a stock, you might scale the twin peaks of a double calendar.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Capiche: Three Lessons from a Meme-Stock Boomer January 10, 2022 10:15 AM   |  

Should you focus your attention on those meme stocks or look the other way? Here are some tips to consider.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
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