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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Apple Announced a Stock Split. What Happens to My Options? August 10, 2020 10:58 AM   |  

Apple announced a 4-for-1 stock split effective August 31, 2020. Find out what a stock split means for your outstanding stock and options positions from TD Ameritrade.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
thinkorswim® Trading Tools, Tips, & Tricks: Secrets from the Pros July 23, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Hey, trader! Do you know all the trading tools in the thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade? Some of our trader pros share their favorite features and how to use them.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
No Excuses: It Might Be Time to Set SMART Financial Goals July 20, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

A key component of a sustainable financial plan is making goals SMART—specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
After-Hours Trading (or After-Hours Thinking About Trading): Managing the Overnight July 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Do you ever find yourself lying in the dark, thinking about trading? It might be those open positions in your account getting the better of you. Or you might just need to pop in and do some after-hours trading. Here are some things that keep traders up at night.

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
To Hold or Fold that Options Position: 3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself June 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When you make an options trade, you’re not typically locked into it until expiration. You can place an order to close it out most of the time. Here are three things to ask yourself when considering an options exit.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Black Swan Boot Camp: Option Trading Strategies in a Bear Market June 29, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

There's no way to predict bear markets. Each one is different from the next. But these options trading strategies can prepare you for unexpected market events.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Vol Whisperer: Tricks with VIX and the Rule of 16 June 29, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

The volatility Rule of 16 can be useful when figuring out how much an options price is likely to move especially during earnings. This can be helpful in planning trading entry and exit points.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Business Cycling: The Role of Economic Cycles in Sector Investing June 26, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Markets—and the economy in general—tend to run in cycles, and each phase tends to favor certain sectors. Learn how sector investing can help investors seek specific objectives.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Exercise, Assignment, and More: A Beginner’s Guide to Options Expiration June 12, 2020 6:26 AM   |  

The time to learn about options exercise and assignment is before taking a position, not afterward. This guide can help you navigate the dynamics of options expiration.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Looking for a New Asset Class to Trade? The Case for Options on Currency Futures May 29, 2020 3:10 PM   |  

The global foreign exchange (FX) market is deep, liquid, and traded virtually around the clock. If you’re an option trader in search of a new asset class to trade, consider options on currency futures.

5 min read  |  Futures
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