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Kevin Hincks

Kevin has been trading on an exchange membership without interruption since January 1986. He owned and operated the original DPM for GE options on the CBOE.

What’s your role in keeping things running smoothly at TD Ameritrade?
I’m the co-host of “Swim Lessons,” the show heard daily on the thinkorswim® platform from 10:30–12 noon CT. I also do a weekly show on TFNN every Tuesday from 11–12 noon CT. These shows, as well as the weekly and occasional webcast for TD Ameritrade clients and employees, all focus on trading options, futures, and stocks.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?
My greatest challenge is taking advanced options and futures trading principles and translating them for beginning and intermediate traders.

What’s a “Golden Rule” you live by?
On my computer I have taped up a copy of Invictus by William Ernest Henley: “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”

When not working I can usually be found …
On a treadmill.

Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.
Some people have goals to run a marathon. My goal was to play rugby at age 50 (2010 Aspen Ruggerfest).

More From Kevin
July 20, 2017

Piloting Your Options Strategy? Remember the Pre-Flight Checklist

If you've ever flown a plane, or flown in a plane actually, you know that the captain doesn't step into the cockpit at the last moment, hit the "takeoff" button and sail off ...

June 29, 2017

Swim Lessons: Collaring Your Stock for a Measure of Protection

Even in the strongest of rallies, a stock can experience a pullback. And understanding that downturns are a natural part of any market doesn’t make them any more fun.

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Kevin Hincks

Kevin Hincks is the co-host of “Swim Lessons,” the show heard daily on the thinkorswim® platform from 10:30 a.m.–noon CT.
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Ryan Campbell

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Scott Connor

Scott spent 25 years as a member of the CBOE before joining TD Ameritrade in 2007.
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