Harrison Napper
Sr. Trading Product Manager, TD Ameritrade

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Options Volatility Skew: Why Off-Balance Isn’t All Bad June 8, 2023 10:07 AM   |  

Discover options volatility skew (vol skew), which refers to the variation in implied volatility (IV) between out-of-the-money (OTM) calls and puts.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Spread Trading Strategies: Different Strokes for Different Folks March 29, 2022 12:30 PM   |  

What is a spread trade? It depends on the products you trade. For a stock trader, it could be a pairs trade, and for an option trader, there are plenty of ways to put on a spread trade.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
thinkorswim Web: Streamlined Stock, Futures, Forex, and Options Trading May 28, 2020 10:52 AM   |  

thinkorswim Web is the TD Ameritrade streamlined, web-based options trading platform that lets you trade wherever you have an internet connection.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
Keep to the Course: The Risks of Not Staying Invested May 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Wild stock market swings? Bear market? Staying invested for the long term may keep you on course.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Unconventional Wisdom: Challenging Some Personal Finance Adages October 20, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Personal finance choices are not one-size-fits-all. Your situation might differ from the conventional wisdom.

4 min read  |  Creating a Budget
Don’t Confuse a Global Portfolio with a Diversified One September 19, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Don’t confuse a global portfolio with a well-diversified one. Learn the difference.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Trading What You Know: Finding Your Diversification Center September 14, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn the possible limits of diversification and how to potentially diversify in a way that's not just checking a box.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy

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