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Plan Ahead: 3 thinkorswim® Tools for Probability Analysis February 23, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

You may not know what the market will do next. But you can identify probable outcomes with these three thinkorswim® probability analysis tools.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
A Market Signal: Bull Flags, Ascending Triangles, and Pennant Continuation Patterns February 16, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Will the stock market trend continue or reverse? These three chart patterns can indicate a potential trend continuation: bull flags, ascending triangles, and pennants.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis & Charting
Volume as an Indicator: Why You Should Listen to It January 14, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Volume is an important technical indicator to pay attention to. Understanding the relationship between price and volume can be a useful skill for both day traders and long-term investors.

6 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Investing with the Hull Moving Average January 12, 2021 9:58 AM   |  

Understand how the Hull Moving Average works and how traders can apply it to their trading strategies.

5 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Let’s Get Technical: 3 thinkorswim® Indicators to Help Find and Follow Trends January 5, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

How can you spot a market trend? Try several trend-following technical indicators. Three of the more popular ones are moving averages, MACD, and Parabolic SAR.

6 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
New Year, New You: Hitting the Reset Button January 4, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Starting the new year fresh can be a great idea. Despite the drop and pop we saw last year, it may still be a good time to think about resetting your trading strategies and get a fresh start.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
The Chartist: What’s the Market’s Breadth? January 4, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The McClellan oscillator, NYSE advance/decline line, and NYSE Tick Index can be used together to measure the market’s breadth.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Technical Analysis Blowout: How to Read Candlestick Stock Charts December 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Candlestick charts have become the preferred chart form for many traders using technical analysis. Learn to identify candlestick patterns with this introduction.

2 min read  |  Charting
Turn Up the Volume by Adding the Volume Oscillator to Your Trading Toolkit October 12, 2020 11:19 AM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
thinkTank: Trading with thinkorswim Web September 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

thinkorswimWeb is a browser based trading platform that offers traders a streamlined experience for trading stocks, futures, forex, and options.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Ask the Trader: Is This Option Cheap or Expensive? Charting Options Prices September 15, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Options data can be difficult to understand, especially if you’re a newbie. But a feature on the thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade allows you to chart options prices to visualize if premium is expensive, cheap, or fair.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
The Sweet Suite of thinkorswim® Tools: Simple, Powerful, Connected August 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to use more platforms for your trading? thinkorswim desktop, Web, and mobile are all synced, so anything you set up on one will show up across the suite.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Charts That Rule the World: A thinkorswim® Special Focus August 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

There's more to charts than looking at price and volume. Learn how to use these five charting tools as a starting point in understanding the many features available in thinkorswim charts.

5 min read  |  Charting
Analyzing Market Breadth: Kickin’ It With Old-School Indicators July 31, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking for a top-down approach to analyzing the stock markets before jumping into a trade? Consider looking at market internals such as NYSE advances versus declines, the advance-decline (A/D) line, and the number of S&P 500 stocks that are moving above a specific moving average.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Spotting Stock Trends at a Glance with the MACD Indicator June 19, 2020 10:20 AM   |  

The MACD indicator helps identify the strength, direction, and duration of a price trend. Stock traders can look at MACD crossovers and divergences as trading signals.

2 min read  |  Technical Analysis
thinkorswim Web: Streamlined Stock, Futures, Forex, and Options Trading May 28, 2020 10:52 AM   |  

thinkorswim Web is the TD Ameritrade streamlined, web-based options trading platform that lets you trade wherever you have an internet connection.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
How to Choose Technical Indicators for Analyzing the Stock Markets March 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

With so many technical indicators to choose from, it can be tough to choose the ones to use in your stock trading. Consider a top-down approach to help you decide whether to use stock momentum indicators, trend indicators, or consolidating indicators.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
How to Find Stocks: Scanning the Universe of Stocks in 60 Seconds March 4, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
The On/Off Ramp: Your Guide to the Trade Life Cycle, from Entry to Exit February 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The success of every trade involves three elements: the entry, the exit, and what happens in between. Here’s a look at the trade life cycle.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Where’s the Momentum? Put VWAP to the Test September 4, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

The volume-weighted average price (VWAP) indicates the average price of an intraday period weighted by volume. The value is calculated during the trading day, from open to close, making it a real-time dynamic indicator.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Too Near-Sighted? Trading Multiple Time Frames Matters July 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Explore trading multiple time frames to avoid chart head-fakes that might throw you off your strategy. Plus, identify trade entries and exits even as you ride out long-term trends.

4 min read  |  Charting
Mapping Out an Entry and Exit Plan: When to Buy & When to Sell Stocks June 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Following trendlines, pennant formations, and other chart patterns can help you identify potential places to enter and exit trades.

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis Off-Roading: Explore Rugged Alternative Indicators April 8, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

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.

6 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Easy Coding for Traders: Build Your Own Indicator December 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Yearning for a chart indicator that doesn't exist yet? Why not write it yourself? All it takes is knowing your thinkScript® ABCs.

5 min read  |  Charting
Technical Analysis Basics Explained: Understanding Trends and Moving Averages September 10, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how to identify stock market trends using moving averages to help add context, support decision making, and complement other forms of analysis.

7 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Getting False Charting Signals? Try Out Indicators Off the Grid June 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Charting
Want Powerful Charting Analysis on the Go? Mobile Trader App February 26, 2018 7:00 PM   |  

You’ll never miss a tick in the market with the TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader investment app.

2 min read  |  Mobile Apps
Line, Bar, and Candlestick: Three Chart Types for Traders December 11, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Learn about the three basic trading chart types and their advantages: line charts, bar charts, and candlestick charts.

4 min read  |  Charting
New Charting Tools: Advanced Time Frames and Extended Data November 8, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

New advanced time frame tools and extended data for charts may help traders and investors get an edge in the markets.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Can You Hear It? Hidden Market Activity with Volume Profile July 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how using the Volume Profile indicator can help identify potential price trends.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Technical Drafting Class: Making Drawings Easy and Accessible July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how new drawing tools on thinkorswim can make custom drawing and annotation simple and easily accessible.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
New Candlestick Pattern Tool on thinkorswim November 21, 2016 4:00 AM   |  

TD Ameritrade is giving you the ability to create your very own candlestick pattern in their latest thinkorswim platform release.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Market Forecast: Stocks Break Winning Streak with Tight Range September 9, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

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

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Charting in thinkorswim's Economic Data Tool September 1, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Getting Friendly with Trends: Drawing and Applying Trendlines August 29, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Technical analysis and drawing trendlines can keep you informed about the trends unfolding in your investments and may even support your decision making.

3 min read  |  Charting
Tools of the Trade (Earnings Trade That Is) November 23, 2015 8:20 AM   |  

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.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
How Much Will It Move? Calculating Risk with Fast Beta January 12, 2014 9:20 PM   |  

Fundamental analysis for momentum traders is easy with thinkorswim’s new Fundamental page.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Gear Head: How to Get a Better Read on Beta October 1, 2013 5:39 PM   |  

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.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Trading Earnings Announcements without Getting Skewed July 1, 2013 5:19 PM   |  

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.

10 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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