Scott Connor
Director of Trader Education, TD Ameritrade

About Scott Connor

Scott Connor is a co-host on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade, where he delivers a daily education segment on how to use the thinkorswim® platform. He also regularly appears on Morning Trade Live and Market On Close.

Scott is also the Director of Trader Education at TD Ameritrade, where he’s responsible for helping clients become more informed traders and investors through education. Scott joined TD Ameritrade in 2012 as a licensed instructor before assuming the position of Executive Director of Education for TD Ameritrade Asia in Singapore.

For the first 16 years of his career, Scott acted as an independent market maker in an index options pit (OEX) at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). In 1998, he made markets both on the CBOE floor and remotely while helping develop an electronic proprietary trading system for an index options trading group based in Chicago. In 2005, Scott made option markets in about 45 stocks on the CBOE for the hedge fund Citadel Investment Group.

Scott holds FINRA Series 3, Series 4, Series 7, Series 24, and Series 66 U.S. industry licenses.

 

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Looking for a Potential Edge? Options Stats, Pre-Sliced and Diced on thinkorswim May 29, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Explore options statistics on thinkorswim—implied & historical vol and percentiles, the Sizzle Index, and the put/call ratio. Learn how options stats can help traders and investors make more informed decisions.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Surf’s Up? 3 Ways to Catch a Wave with VIX and Volatility Products April 9, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Looking for volatility exposure? Learn about volatility products including VIX options.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Investor’s Manual: What Are Options? April 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Understanding the basics of options. This is a brief options 101 defining what are options.

1 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Going Vertical: Using the Risk Profile Tool for Complex Options Spreads March 28, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Once you’ve learned to use the Risk Profile tool on the thinkorswim® platform for single-leg options, you may wish to use it for more complex trades.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Implied Volatility: Spotting High Vol and Aligning Your Options December 26, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Same Building Blocks, Different Products: Options on Futures Intro September 26, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the differences between equity options and options on futures contracts, and how experienced options traders can use futures options to enhance their trading.

4 min read  |  Futures
Three Key Elements to Consider in Your Options Strategy August 31, 2018 1:45 PM   |  

When developing an options trading strategy, you might consider whether a trade is risk-defined, has positive theta, and is "high probability".

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Earnings Season: Directional Plays; Trading Options For Potential Income July 26, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn some of the option trading alternatives you may use during earnings season.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
The Short Option: A Primer on Selling Put and Call Options July 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Selling call and put options can be risky, but when used wisely, experienced traders can use this strategy to pursue their investment objectives. Learn the basics of shorting options.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Vertical Spreads vs. Single-Leg Options: Comparing Risk & Reward June 4, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how vertical spreads can be a more cost-effective way to speculate on direction, versus buying single legged options like a long call or long put.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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