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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Time For an Options Strategy Change? March 30, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

When your stock options trading strategies aren't working as expected, it could mean you have to revisit the strategy, change your trade position sizes, or tweak a few strategy parameters. Here are some ways to fix the problem.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
April Is Financial Literacy Month: Why Education Never Stops for Investors March 26, 2020 12:16 PM   |  

Financial Literacy Month is a good time to think about your financial wellness. Throughout the month, TD Ameritrade will be sharing education ideas and resources to help grow investors’ financial literacy.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Catch a Falling Star: Setting Your Selloff Wish List March 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When markets sell off, sometimes quality names with solid fundamentals get placed in the bargain bin along with everything else. When that happens, make sure you have your wish list in place.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Types of Debt: Good Debt vs. Bad Debt? Try Healthy & Unhealthy Debt March 4, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to pare down your debt load with a long-term plan to become debt-free? As you lay out your plan, remember that some types of debt may be healthier than others.

4 min read  |  Household Finances
The On/Off Ramp: Your Guide to the Trade Life Cycle, from Entry to Exit February 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The success of every trade involves three elements: the entry, the exit, and what happens in between. Here’s a look at the trade life cycle.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
How to Invest in Gold? Let Us Count the Ways: ETFs, Stocks, Physical, Futures, & Options January 31, 2020 11:15 AM   |  

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

4 min read  |  Commodities
Spelling Out the RMD: Understanding Required Minimum Distributions January 31, 2020 10:15 AM   |  

If you’re turning 72 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
Futures 4 Fun: Which Month to Trade? Follow Vol January 6, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

When trading options on futures contracts, the number of choices available—delivery months and options expiration dates—can be overwhelming. Follow the volatility curve to help you whittle it down.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
New Job? Deciding Whether to Roll Over the Old 401(k) December 30, 2019 10:30 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
Tools for Traders: Trader TV, Chat Rooms, and Free Education on thinkorswim® December 10, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Looking to connect, share ideas, and learn market insights from veteran traders for a more informed strategy? Learn how to get Trader TV, chat rooms, and free education products on the thinkorswim® platform.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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