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.
The Cboe Volatility Index or VIX is often considered to be a gauge of investor uncertainty. Before trading VIX options, there area few things you should know.
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Instead of jumping into a stock everyone is piling into, consider following a methodical approach to trade momentum stocks.
When you look beneath the Analyze tab on thinkorswim®, you may find some features you may not have known about.
If you hang on to losing trades hoping for a big move, it could be your ego playing games. It’s hard to dodge, but a few steps could help minimize the effects.
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Learn how to use the Volume Profile indicator on the thinkorswim® platform to help identify potential support and resistance levels.
Candlestick chart patterns may be helpful in identifying potential trend continuations and reversals. Some patterns involve a single candle; others are made up of a group of candles.
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