Kevin Hincks
Manager, Trader Contributor, TD Ameritrade

About Kevin Hincks

Kevin Hincks is co-host of Futures with Lichtenstein & Hincks, a daily broadcast on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade, that provides market commentary and trading education. He regularly appears on a number of shows on TD Ameritrade Network including Morning Trade Live and Market On Close.

Kevin has been an active member since 1986 of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). He has traded in the GE pit of the CBOE, worked as an independent trader, and operated his own firm.

Hincks holds FINRA Series 3, Series 7, and Series 63 industry licenses.

 

Get Kevin's perspective

Trading Earnings Announcements the Smart Way? Know Your Options June 26, 2019 2:31 PM   |  

Trading a stock around earnings day isn’t always simple. There tends to be volatility risk. It also helps to really know the company’s fundamentals.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Collar Options Strategy: Collaring Your Stock for a Temporary Measure of Protection May 23, 2019 3:00 PM   |  

Learn how a collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—might be a way to manage stock risk.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Singing the Low-Volatility Blues? Try Calendar Spreads April 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how a long calendar spread can be effective in a low-volatility trading environment.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Iron Condor Strategies: A Way to Spread Your Options Trading Wings March 25, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Vertical spreads are fairly versatile when making a directional stance. But what if you're stuck in a range-bound market? Consider the iron condor.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Lost at Sea? The Risk Profile Tool Can Be Your Message in a Bottle January 16, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Options trading involves risk, but these risks can be analyzed, monitored, and simulated with the thinkorswim® Risk Profile tool.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Rugby and the Art of Options Trading September 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Much like rugby, options can seem complex, intimidating, and unorganized to the untrained eye. Kevin Hincks breaks down options basics.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Vertical Credit Spreads: Your High-Probability Trade? September 7, 2018 6:00 AM   |  

Selling vertical credit spreads, and how it may be a high-probability strategy.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Options Volatility Q&A: VIX, Skew, and the Rule of 16 July 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Do you follow the VIX as a volatility measure? Ever heard of the rule of 16? How about volatility skew? Learn how to apply these concepts to options trading.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Trading Earnings Season? Brush Up on Your Option Greeks July 3, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The sensitivity of option prices to changes in time, volatility, and the price of the underlying are commonly referred to as “Greeks.” As you prepare for earnings season, here's an overview.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Decisions, Decisions: Understanding Option Probabilities March 28, 2018 8:00 PM   |  

Learn how option delta calculations and the Probability ITM (in the money) feature can help gauge the risk in an option position. Let TD Ameritrade guide you through the math to aid your decision making.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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