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.
Long-Term Equity AnticiPation Securities (LEAPS) are options contracts with a long expiration date—up to three years. Learn how LEAPS differ from standard options and how they can be used as part of a trading strategy.
Actively trading in an IRA may be a way for some people to attempt to manage risk and potentially increase their income stream in retirement—while enjoying certain tax-deferred benefits.
What is a spread trade? It depends on the products you trade. For a stock trader it could be a pairs trade, and for an options trader there are plenty of ways to put on a spread trade.
Much like rugby, options can seem complex, intimidating, and unorganized to the untrained eye. Kevin Hincks breaks down options basics.
Options market makers are professional traders that typically on the other side of retail trades. But really they are professionals paid to take risk and provide market liquidity.
Option trading risks can differ from stock-only trading. Overcome these hang-ups through practice trades, risk management, and seizing small opportunities.
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.
Market bubbles will always happen, but it’s important for investors to recognize herd mentality and other signs of speculative frenzy.
Options aren’t always for speculation. They can be used for portfolio protection.
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