Kevin Hincks is co-host of Futures with Lichtenstein & Hincks, a daily broadcast on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritade, 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.
Options trading involves risk, but these risks can be analyzed, monitored, and simulated with the thinkorswim® Risk Profile tool.
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Learn how to assemble and follow an options trading checklist.
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Learn how to stress test an options position by assessing changes in theoretical value under changes in volatility, time and price of the underlying.
The sensitivity of option prices to changes in time, volatility, and the price of the underlying are commonly referred to as “Greeks.” Here is an overview of
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