Tricks of Traders Fund Managers Only Dream Of

As a trader, you have some wind at your back that makes your job a little easier than the average mutual fund manager.

Long Tooth, Busted Jaw: Three Signs a Trend May End

Guessing market tops is a fool’s game. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for the worst when warning signs surface. The trick is knowing where to look.

Ask The Suit: Where To Look For 'Big Fish' Trading Ideas

Trading ideas come and go. Our own Nicole Sherrod has three places to look for ideas from "big fish" trades, including Trade Flash and Option Time and Sales.

Options Tricks: Resuscitating Your Dead Mutual Funds

When your mutual fund doesn’t have a pulse, you can generate “income” from that investment using options, even if it isn't optionable.

With VIX Options, What You See Isn’t Always What You Get

Want to trade VIX options? There's something you should know before you do—when the VIX is not really the VIX

Industry Spotlight: Our Favorite thinkorswim® Makeover Tips

The New thinkorswim® "reskin" may be old news, but we have a few things to share regarding beautification, usability and modernization.

How To Trade Futures In 3-D: Basis Trading

There’s a third dimension open to aspiring futures traders called “basis trading” that, until now, has largely been known only to the pros.

Associate Spotlight: Meet Your Go To Guy

Part platform genius, part private tutor, TD Ameritrade’s Mike Ying isn’t just a trading platform whiz, he can also light up the room with his trumpet.

The Vol Whisperer: Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Higher

When volatility spikes, an options premium doesn’t just go up with it, it typically goes beyond it—much higher than vol increases would suggest.