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 the Principal (and the Interest): A Primer on How Bonds Work July 20, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

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
Forex Roll Call: How to Calculate Financing Rates on Foreign Exchange Investments July 9, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

When a forex position is carried from one day to the next, the position is adjusted to reflect the interest rate differential between the two currencies. Learn how forex rolling works.

5 min read  |  Forex
Four Steps to Finding Your (Trading) Zen June 28, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

When your trading life pulls you in all directions, it can be difficult to find your center. Consider these four steps to help you develop your trading mindset.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Level Up Your Options Knowledge (To Synthetics and Beyond) June 28, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Synthetics are the building blocks of the options trading world. Consider getting to know them, because you might be able to incorporate them as part of an overall options trading strategy.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Trade Winds: An Options Strategy Styled For You June 28, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

With many options trading strategies to choose from, how do you find the right one? Consider a three-step process to help with your decision.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Capiche: Accumulate, Liquidate, Procrastinate? Put Sellers and the Roll Decision June 28, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Learn about the different choices you have if your cash-secured put option goes in the money and when it makes sense to accumulate, liquidate, or roll your position.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Debt: A New Twist on the Good Debt/Bad Debt Argument June 10, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Avoiding debt and paying down debt are key components of long-term goal planning. But some types of debt are necessary, whereas others are bad for your financial wellness.

4 min read  |  Household Finances
Options Straddles vs. Strangles: The Basics of Volatility and Magnitude Strategies May 6, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Options straddles and strangles are a way for advanced traders to get long or short exposure to volatility (vega), but the volatility needs to be weighted against time decay (theta). Here are the basics.

6 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Need a Replacement Strategy? Buying Stock vs. Buying Call Options April 16, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Can you use call options as a substitute for long stock? If you’re a qualified account owner, yes. Learn about buying stocks versus buying calls with the stock replacement strategy.

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Got Vol? Trade Around It. April 5, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Do the headwinds of time decay turn you off from buying single options on volatile stocks? Find out how you may be able to turn the headwinds into tailwinds by trading those stock moves.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
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