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Not All Big Moves Are Created Equal: Volatility and Probabilities

Not All Big Moves Are Created Equal: Volatility and Probabilities

The news often sensationalizes big moves, but may not mention what savvy traders know: It’s not the size of the move that matters, it’s the volatility behind the move.

Think Like a Trader, Act Like an Investor: Principles of Hedging

Think Like a Trader, Act Like an Investor: Principles of Hedging

After two black swan events, it became clear to traders that a traditional portfolio mix doesn’t necessarily keep you from losing your pants. Time to rethink the principles.

Dollar vs. World: Turn Down the Noise, Hear the Market Whisper

Dollar vs. World: Turn Down the Noise, Hear the Market Whisper

We hear a lot of global craziness in the news about how the dollar could lose its currency reserve status. Let's look beyond the news to uncover the warning signs.

The Non-System System for Smarter Trading: Options Strategies

The Non-System System for Smarter Trading: Options Strategies

You can go long or short a security, but what if a stock trades sideways? You never know how price will move, so consider adding a little oomph with options strategies.

What Drives the Dow? Know Which Stocks Drive the Markets

What Drives the Dow? Know Which Stocks Drive the Markets

Every index comprises a set number of weighted stocks. But not all indices are weighted the same, which is something traders often overlook. Most traders track ...

Ask the Geek: Trading Education and Trading Tools

Ask the Geek: Trading Education and Trading Tools

A little Q&A with John Hart, Managing Director, Trader Product Development at TD Ameritrade on where to go for more education and how to sync charts on devices.

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Capiche: Hit the Bid, Lift the Offer, or Trade In Between

Capiche: Hit the Bid, Lift the Offer, or Trade In Between

Knowing how to “haggle” the market makers on spread prices could help you decide whether to take a trade or move on. Read on to learn how.

Vol Whisperer: Mean Reversion—What It Means or Doesn't Mean

Vol Whisperer: Mean Reversion—What It Means or Doesn't Mean

You hear the word “reversion” all the time in trading, but what does it mean … or what doesn’t it mean? Let’s establish fact from fiction.

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