Kevin Hincks
Senior Equity Strategist, 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.

 

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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
Swim Lessons: Collaring Your Stock for a Measure of Protection June 29, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

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

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Swim Lessons: Asking ‘What If?’ With the Theoretical Price Tool May 4, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to stress test an options position by assessing changes in theoretical value under changes in volatility, time and price of the underlying.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Swim Lessons: Brush Up On Your Greeks This Earnings Season April 20, 2017 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.” Here is an overview of

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Trading Futures in an IRA? Getting Oriented to the Retirement Future May 18, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Have you ever wondered what else can be traded in an individual retirement account (IRA) besides stocks and bonds? Learn how to trade futures in an IRA.

3 min read  |  Futures
Fake It ’Til You Make It: Synthetic Options Strategies, Pt 3 May 12, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

With an understanding of terms and definitions involved in synthetic options, how do traders begin applying synthetic options in the most efficient way?

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Long Stock versus Long Call: Exploring Your Options May 11, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Can you use call options as a substitute for long stock? Learn the benefits and risks of this strategy.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Trading Volatility: Insights From Professional Traders April 21, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

When discussing the markets, there’s a common question among investors and traders: What’s your position?

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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