Tom White
Director, TradeWise

About Tom White

Tom White is the Director and Chief Strategist for TradeWise Advisors, an option-based trade advisory and separate but affiliated company under TD Ameritrade. As chief strategist, he provides education-based option trade recommendations using risk-defined strategies for a broad client base. Before joining TradeWise, Tom was a market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) for more than 15 years; he traded options in ETFs, indices, and stocks.

As a 24-year trading veteran, Tom appears regularly on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade, as well as CNBC Asia, CBOE TV, and Business First AM, where he offers insights and commentary on financial markets, trading, and option strategies.

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Body and Wings: Introduction to the Option Butterfly Spread July 31, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about butterfly option spreads and how they differ from iron condors, plus an explanation of a butterfly option strategy.

5 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Trader Routines Revealed: Nothing Wrong With Good Habits April 3, 2017 8:00 PM   |  

TD Ameritrade's trading experts share their daily routines.

6 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Options Trading Game Plan for Earnings and Elections July 11, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Earnings season is upon us again and the elections are right around the corner. Learn options strategies to trade earnings season and the upcoming elections.

6 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Volatility Update: VIX Slips and the S&P Eyes New Highs April 21, 2016 2:00 AM   |  

The month of April started with a lot of ups and downs for the equities market, but the underlying tone of trading turned positive once again last week.

7 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Want a Weekly Option? Learn Why Weeklys Trading Is Booming April 2, 2015 5:00 AM   |  

Weekly options were introduced by the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2005. Now they’re all the rage, especially as more traders use them to position for earnings releases.

2 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
Trading on Time Decay: How to Approach Calendar Spreads March 5, 2013 11:16 AM   |  

Calendar spreads can help you turn options time decay into profit.

5 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Stretch Your Options Muscle with Vertical Spreads December 23, 2012 8:50 PM   |  

4 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
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