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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Market Doldrums? Five Options Strategies for Low-Volatility Environments April 30, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

When volatility falls, many option traders turn to these five strategies designed to capitalize on depressed volatility levels.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Theta: Time Waits for No Trader April 1, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

Options have time decay, or theta, which is why as an option approaches expiration, it may lose extrinsic value. If you want to maintain a certain level of theta for a particular strategy, monitor your positions closely.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Forex: Currency Trading for the Small Investor January 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Can you trade currencies like stocks? There are some similarities between forex and equities. Here's what small investors should know before jumping into currency trading.

5 min read  |  Forex
Simple Steps to Building a Retirement Budget December 10, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Planning for your retirement? Here are nine things to consider for your budget checklist.

4 min read  |  Creating a Budget
Avoid This Parent Trap: Long-Term Care for Aging Parents November 29, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Retirement planning is no small task. As life spans increase, you may have to add caring for your aging parents to your own list of retirement concerns.

5 min read  |  Annuities
Post-Election: Why Long-Term Investors Might Want to Consider a Portfolio Review November 13, 2018 2:00 PM   |  

A leadership change in the House could mean a shift in policy priorities, but if you're a long-term investor, other factors such as earnings and interest rates may be larger concerns.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Want To Boost Your Retirement Income? Consider Dividend Stocks September 5, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn why you might want to consider dividends as a potential source of retirement income and how you can incorporate them into your retirement income plan.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Remember CDs? Higher CD Interest Rates Could Unlock Demand September 4, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Years of rising interest rates appear to be raising demand for the venerable certificate of deposit (CDs). As rates tick higher, it may be time to learn about these fixed income products.

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Hard Rowing Ahead? The Future of Social Security & Your Retirement August 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Unless changes are made in the near future, the U.S. Social Security system may become underfunded, leaving future retiree benefits in doubt. How should you prepare?

3 min read  |  Social Security
After Hours: Trading Prep When the Markets Are Closed August 3, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

After-hours trading homework can cut the scary from real-time markets. Plus, some markets remain open after traditional market hours.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
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