Kevin Hincks
Senior Equity Strategist, Charles Schwab

About Kevin Hincks


Kevin Hincks is cohost of Fast Market on the Schwab Network and contributes to Schwab’s trading and markets coverage throughout the day. His expertise is in macroeconomics, the grain markets and trading stocks and equity options and futures.

Since 1986, Kevin has been an active member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). He has traded in the General Electric (GE) pit of the CBOE, was a vice president at Goldman Sachs and has worked as an independent trader and head of his own trading firm.

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

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Rolling: The Art and Science of Extending a Trade's Duration January 11, 2023 11:03 AM   |  

Explore rolling options “losers” to extend duration for covered calls, naked calls or puts, one side of a short strangle, and select other trades.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Uncovering the Covered Call: An Options Strategy for Potentially Enhancing Portfolio Returns June 16, 2022 11:20 AM   |  

Selling covered calls is a strategy that can help you potentially make money if the stock price doesn't move. Consider this options strategy for your portfolio.

7 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Iron Condor Strategies: A Way to Spread Your Options Trading Wings April 14, 2022 11:30 AM   |  

Vertical spreads are fairly versatile when taking a directional stance. But what if you're stuck in a range-bound market? Learn about iron condor strategies.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
COVID-19 Recovery May Be Driving New Commodity Supercycle March 22, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

A commodity “supercycle” can last for years and lift commodity prices across industries. Is one brewing as we emerge from COVID-19, and what does it mean for investors?

5 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Weighing the Probabilities: Options Delta, Options Probability, and Other Risk Analytics February 10, 2021 1:20 PM   |  

Learn how options delta calculations and the options Probability ITM (in the money) feature can help gauge the risk in an options position.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Forced to Launch: What’s a Short Squeeze and Why Do They Happen? September 1, 2020 1:59 PM   |  

When a stock suddenly enters a hyperbolic rally without clear fundamental reasons, it could be a classic “short squeeze.” Learn what a short squeeze is and how some investors approach them.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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
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
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