Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan has been the managing editor for the TD Ameritrade magazine thinkMoney since 2016. She began her financial publishing career in 1999 as a staff writer for Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine, writing about stock, commodity, and forex markets; technical analysis; and trading strategies.
In 2001 she assumed the role of editor for Technical Analysis. Her responsibilities included creating content to educate retail traders and active investors. She has interviewed numerous prominent industry professionals and presented workshops on trading strategies at the World Money Show in Toronto, Canada.
Jayanthi received her BA from the College of Wooster, Ohio, and her MBA from York College of Pennsylvania.
Learning how to trade stocks can seem complex. TD Ameritrade helps simplify the hoops that traders and investors need to jump through to get the trading education they need.
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Standard deviation channels can help simplify identifying potential trends in futures by providing a bird's eye view.
Average True Range (ATR), Bollinger Bands, and Chaikin Volatility Indicator (CVI) can help options traders identify high volatile stocks. Throw in the ImpVolatility indicator and see how well all these indicators correlate.
Trend direction and volatility are two variables an option trader relies on. Combining trend following, momentum, and trend reversal indicators on the thinkorswim platform may help you determine which direction prices may be moving and with how much momentum.
Trading bond futures may not be as risky as you think. A step-by-step guide that explains bond futures contract specs, pricing, and margin can go a long way. Walk through a 10-day bond trade and get a feel for day-to-day price action in the bond futures markets.
Return on capital when trading options is different than return on capital when managing investments. Here’s what return on capital means to an options trader.
TDA Network from Trader TV on thinkorswim® may give you many strategy ideas during the trading day. Watch and listen to learn about making a trading plan, analyze trades, paper trade, and then consider making a trade.
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