Scott Connor is a co-host on TD Ameritrade Network* 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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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.
Looking for volatility exposure? Learn about volatility products including VIX options.
Understanding the basics of options. This is a brief options 101 defining what are options.
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.
Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.
Learn the differences between equity options and options on futures contracts, and how experienced options traders can use futures options to enhance their trading.
When developing an options trading strategy, you might consider whether a trade is risk-defined, has positive theta, and is "high probability".
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