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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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
Derivatives With a Twist: Options on Futures vs. Equity Options December 6, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Options on futures are quite similar to their equity option cousins, but a few differences do exist.

6 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Volanthology World Tour: Foreign Exchange Volatility October 5, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

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

3 min read  |  Forex
Scalping the Gamma: Dynamic Hedging of Option Positions September 28, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to dynamically hedge changes in an option position’s delta in a process known as “gamma scalping.”

5 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Gamma Scalping Intro: Synthetics, Put-Call Parity and Delta-Neutral September 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Some option traders dynamically hedge positions, but doing so requires a basic understanding of synthetic positions and put-call parity.

3 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Volanthology: A Tour of VIX and Other Volatility Indexes September 15, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about the VIX and other volatility indexes and how some investors use them to assess potential risk.

4 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
Price Action vs. Price Erosion: The Positive Side of Negative Theta September 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about gamma, which some traders consider the positive side of negative theta.

5 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
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