Once you know charting basics, try four alternative indicators: on-balance volume (OBV), average true range (ATR), plus Thermo Mode and Monkey Bars from thinkorswim® by TD Ameritrade.
Yearning for a chart indicator that doesn't exist yet? Why not write it yourself? All it takes is knowing your thinkScript® ABCs.
Learn how to identify stock market trends using moving averages to help add context, support decision making, and complement other forms of analysis.
Too many indicators can lead to indecision. Check out this stock analysis tool from TD Ameritrade that can help you make decisions about stock trades.
Using stock charts and buy-sell indicators can bring a modicum of probability with which to make trading decisions. Here are three that are worthy of attention — the Standard Deviation Channel, Schaff Trend Cycle, and Simple Cloud.
There are plenty of charting programs out there. But seriously, why look further? Other than make you an extra-shot nonfat vanilla latte, thinkorswim charts can do almost anything you’d need a chart to do–even if you’re not a chart reader.
You’ll never miss a tick in the market with the TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader investment app.
How to spot a market trend? Here are three technical indicators to help.
Learn about the three basic trading chart types and their advantages: line charts, bar charts, and candlestick charts.
New advanced time frame tools and extended data for charts may help traders and investors get an edge in the markets.
Learn how using the Volume Profile indicator can help identify potential price trends.
Learn how new drawing tools on thinkorswim can make custom drawing and annotation simple and easily accessible.
The success of every trade involves three elements: the entry, the exit, and what happens in between. This series explores the trade life cycle.
TD Ameritrade is giving you the ability to create your very own candlestick pattern in their latest thinkorswim platform release.
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The S&P 500 finished August with one of its smallest monthly trading ranges. Learn how the Market Forecast indicator might help you make sense of these ranges
Technical analysis and drawing trendlines can keep you informed about the trends unfolding in your investments and may even support your decision making.
Learn to interpret trading volume and its relationship with price moves. Understanding volume is a useful skill for both day traders and long-term investors.
Earnings—a quarterly company check-up— are one of the most important “known” events that allow traders to align a strategy on the thinkorswim platform.
Even if you're a seasoned thinkorswim^®^ user, odds are, some of its tools are unfamiliar. Dig in for some features with a big bang for your buck.
Fundamental analysis for momentum traders is easy with thinkorswim’s new Fundamental page.
When calculating risk, you can use all kinds of tools to compare a stock's current volatility to its past volatility. However, one of our favorites is fast beta.
Trading earnings announcements can be a fool's game. When volatility is high, trends can break after a company announces. Consider a few volatility tricks.
A chartist's Moving Average Convergence Divergence helps land you on the right side of a stock’s price change.
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