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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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
Option Trader’s Guide to the Markets (and Life) September 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Trading options means thinking (and acting) with the inner quant brain. Once you get into the mindset, that analytical thinking might show up as you assess other investments—and other life decisions.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Vol Whisperer: How to Spot a New Volatility Regime September 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Understanding the nature of volatility regimes and recognizing when it’s shifting could help unlock potential trading opportunities.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
After-Hours and Premarket Trading: Managing the Stock Trading Jitters September 24, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Are those open positions in your account keeping you from sleep? Or do you need to pop in and do some premarket trading? Here are things that keep traders up at night.

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
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
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