Charting

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
thinkorswim Charts That Rule the World: Become a Charting Ninja June 1, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

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.

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
Let’s Get Technical: 3 Indicators to Help Find and Follow Trends December 17, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

How to spot a market trend? Here are three technical indicators to help.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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
6 Books That Could Change How You Think About Money, Markets October 4, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Ready to brush up on your investing and trading? Here are six of the best investing books of all time.

2 min read  |  Investing Basics
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
Volume: One of the Most Important Technical Indicators March 15, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

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.

3 min read  |  Technical Analysis
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
Trader Trio: Three thinkorswim® Tools You Should Know April 1, 2014 5:05 PM   |  

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.

6 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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