Basic Options Education

Want To Be Your Own Driving Force? Active Trading in an IRA January 31, 2022 11:30 AM   |  

Trading in an IRA may be a way for some people to try to manage risk and potentially increase their income stream in retirement while having some tax-deferred benefits.

3 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Interested in Trading Options but Think It’s Too Expensive? Check Out Cboe’s Mini Index Options November 23, 2021 1:24 PM   |  

: Interested in trading options but think it’s too expensive? Check out Cboe’s Mini Index Options, XSP & MRUT & how you can start option trading with a smaller portfolio

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
LEAPS® for Long-Term Leverage? May 13, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Investors caught between whether to buy a stock or a short-term options contract might consider LEAPS®—Long-Term Equity AnticiPation Securities.

5 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Executing an Options Trade: Navigating the Bid/Ask Spread March 25, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Trading options? Sometimes the bid/ask spread is nice and tight, and sometimes it’s not. Here’s what traders and investors should know about order types and slippage.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
What Does a Market Maker Do, Anyway? It’s about Bridging the Gap February 22, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Market makers are professional traders typically on the other side of retail trades. And they're paid to take risk and provide market liquidity.

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Flexibility and Targeted Exposure: An Intro to Weekly Stock Options February 4, 2021 12:52 PM   |  

Learn how weekly stock options can help you target your exposure to market events such as earnings releases or economic events.

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
A Brief History of Financial Bubbles & How Investors Can Prepare, Protect November 10, 2020 11:42 AM   |  

As long as there have been markets, there have been occasional market bubbles. Here’s a look at a few of them, and what today’s investors can learn about avoiding the excesses of exuberance.

7 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Ways to Invest in High-Priced Stocks March 24, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you want to invest in a high-priced stock and can only afford to buy a few shares, you may want to consider other investment choices that give you similar exposure without paying the high price tag.

5 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Ask the Coach: Implied Volatility and Historical Volatility January 6, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Ask the coach: Education coaches from TD Ameritrade answer questions from seasoned traders and newbies. In this issue, learn about the difference between implied and historical volatility.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Rugby and the Art of Options Trading September 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Much like rugby, options can seem complex, intimidating, and unorganized to the untrained eye. Kevin Hincks breaks down options basics.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Three Option Trading Hang-Ups You Can Dump in the New Year January 20, 2016 7:01 PM   |  

Option trading risks can differ from stock-only trading. Overcome these hang-ups through practice trades, risk management, and seizing small opportunities.

5 min read  |  Paper Trading
Trading in Retirement: To Be Feared or Revered? March 18, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

If you choose to use trading as a source of retirement income, it’s important to keep in mind the risks that come along with the potential rewards.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Know How to Protect Your Basket? Consider Using Options July 12, 2013 7:43 PM   |  

Options aren’t always for speculation. They can be used for portfolio protection.

7 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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