Doug Ashburn
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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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It's Your Loss. What Are You Going to Do? September 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Even your best trading ideas won’t always go as expected. When you are looking at a losing position, employ game theory to guide you.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Spelling Out the RMD: Understanding Required Minimum Distributions September 20, 2019 10:53 AM   |  

If you're turning 70 1/2 years old and have assets in a traditional IRA, 401(k), or 403(b), you're subject to required minimum distributions (RMDs). Here are some things to know.

5 min read  |  Plan Distributions
7 Financial Steps For Newlyweds August 15, 2019 10:00 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
How the Sneaker Trade Can Teach About Markets and Investing August 1, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

If you're familiar with StockX and similar online shoe reselling platforms, you might see similarities to the financial market system. What can we learn about investing and stock markets from the sneaker trade?

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
How to Invest in Gold? Let Us Count the Ways: ETFs, Stocks, Physical, & Futures July 23, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Are you looking to include gold in your portfolio? Learn about the different alternatives and their pros and cons.

4 min read  |  Commodities
Price-to-Earnings Ratio: The Price Is Right ... Right? July 18, 2019 8:00 PM   |  

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

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
How Big Should My Options Trade Be? June 30, 2019 11:48 AM   |  

There are different ways to determine the size of your options trade. You may want to risk a certain percentage per trade or you may consider total portfolio risk. When you are ready to increase your risk tolerance, you could increase the number of trades, the amount you put into each trade, or the risk level for each trade.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Fundamental Analysis for Trading Futures June 30, 2019 11:44 AM   |  

Futures trading requires a different set of analytical tools such as fundamental ratios to analyze anything from short-term trading opportunities to long-term trends. Three popular ratios are the crack spread, the corn and soybean spread, and the yield curve ratios.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Estate Planning at Any Age: It’s Not Just for the Wealthy June 17, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Consider getting an early start to estate planning, no matter what your age or financial situation. Organizing your financial affairs and estate can be a fruitful exercise at any point of your financial journey, but the sooner, the better.

4 min read  |  Estate Planning
Slack DPO and Direct Listings: Considerations for Investors May 28, 2019 10:39 AM   |  

Communication app maker Slack is preparing its first direct listing. Here are some things to know about Slack and about the direct listing process.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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