Popping the Cork With the Fed: Cool Ideas for Rising Rates

Nothing stirs the pot more than speculating on interest rates. But what do rising rates mean for traders? Here are four things you should know.

The Trader's Cure For the Volatility Blues

When market volatility is low, there’s nothing to do. Or is there? Learn how to generate a trader’s version of “yield” with a new asset class.

Going Off the Grid (With Your Charts)

Most chartists already know about moving averages and RSI, but there's three “off the grid” yet trade-worthy charting indicators hiding in plain sight.

Beyond the Basics: Calendar Spreads 3.0

What’s a handy core options strategy that leverages time? The calendar spread. But even if you’re a seasoned trader, you may still have questions—let’s...

I Just Doubled My Account, Now What? A Case for Utility

Is twice the cash twice the fun? Not if you take utility into account. Get some perspective on how much benefit you’ll get from the next dollar.

The “V” Word: A Three-Minute Volatility Primer

There's a lot of talk about “volatility,” but what does it really mean? Here's everything you need to know to sound cool at a trading party.

Futures 4 Fun: Hedging Against Tsunamis

Don’t be caught on the wrong side of a major swing shift, consider certain options spreads as a hedge to dampen risk in futures trading.

Ask the Suit: Pocket-Size Tools For Staying in the Loop

Thanks to mobile, your portfolio now fits in your pocket. Our thinkorswim® Mobile app provides access to all the tools you need to stay informed.