Leveraging his experiences as a former options broker and market maker, Michael focuses on helping emerging and established advisors to more efficiently manage their time and client portfolios. Through one-on-one consultations, weekly webcasts, and regional workshops, he gives advisors the insight and confidence they need to select, implement, and manage options strategies across multiple accounts.
Michael joined TD Ameritrade in 2003. He is a contributor to TD Ameritrade Institutional's quarterly trading e-newsletter and has written articles published on Forbes.com and in TD Ameritrade publications thinkMoney® and The Ticker Tape®. His BA is from the University of Illinois; he is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT), and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
A simple moving average crossover system can help identify entry and exit points for traders. Learn how to calculate the moving average with this formula.
What is a market maker, anyway? Market makers are professional traders typically on the other side of retail trades. Here are market maker strategies to learn.
The average true range (ATR) indicator could be a new arrow in your quiver of technical analysis tools. Learn how the ATR indicator helps traders set their exit strategy.
Learn how momentum indicators such as the moving average convergence/divergence (MACD), Relative Strength Index (RSI), and Commodity Channel Index (CCI) can help determine the trend strength.
Learn how to apply relative strength analysis, which compares an individual stock to the performance of a broad market index like the S&P 500.
A stochastic oscillator measures the distance between a stock’s closing price and the range of highs and lows to help identify turning points.
Who’s the mysterious person behind the curtain who takes the other side of your trade? Market makers are paid to take risk and provide market liquidity. Find out how this helps you.
Anything can happen in one trade. But over a large number of options trades, high probabilities are what matter most.
The Relative Strength Index is technical analysis indicator that may hold clues for the end of a market trend.
Need help with setting targets for trades? Fibonacci retracements provide a quick view of some potential support and resistance points in your stock charts.
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