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Using the Put/Call Ratio to Gauge Stock Market Sentiment March 19, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how the put/call ratio is calculated and how to use the P/C ratio as an indicator of stock market sentiment.

6 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Average True Range: Using the ATR Indicator in Your Trade Exit Strategy March 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

The average true range indicator could be a new arrow in your quiver of technical analysis tools.

2 min read  |  Technical Analysis
High/Low Graph: Stock Sentiment on thinkorswim Watchlists September 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Wish sentiment was displayed on your stock watchlist? Learn how to use the High/Low Graph function in the thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
DIY Technical Analysis: Trading Chart Basics September 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Short-term traders and long-term investors use technical analysis to help them determine potential entry and exit signals for their investments.

4 min read  |  Charting
Candlestick Charting: New Old-Fashioned Technical Analysis December 18, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Candlestick charts have become the preferred chart form for many traders using technical analysis. Learn the basics with this introduction.

2 min read  |  Charting
Grounded: Recent Dow Transports Slump a Red Flag for Economy? November 14, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) has scaled all-time high after all-time high this year. But what about transportation index?

3 min read  |  Economic Trends
Three Clicks From Data to Trade: Economic Indicators July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Some economic indicators create more noise than others—learn to create trading strategies based on how markets might react to economic data.

7 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
DIY Guide to Technical Analysis: Indicators & Oscillators February 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Technicians who want to remove some of the discretion that comes with technical analysis will often use chart indicators and oscillators.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
DIY Guide to Technical Analysis: Price Patterns January 25, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Price patterns are another common tool for identifying entry and exit signals. However, much of this technique is similar to support and resistance.

6 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Rangebound for a Week? How to Trade an NR7 Setup January 23, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

An NR7 setup may be an indicator of sentiment uncertainty or a stalemate between an uptrend and a downtrend.

3 min read  |  Technical Analysis
DIY Guide to Technical Analysis: Entries and Exits, Bounces and Breaks January 23, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Technicians identify entry and exit signals based off support and resistance bounces or breaks. However, these aren’t always easy to identify. In this article

3 min read  |  Technical Analysis
DIY Guide to Technical Analysis: Support and Resistance January 11, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Technical analysts use support and resistance to identify areas of supply and demand.

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Conference Board LEI: A Recession Indicator? October 25, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

While no single indicator can provide a full, guaranteed snapshot of an economy, the Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) covers a lot of ground.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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
Three Monthly Economic Reports That You Should Be Checking August 16, 2016 1:50 PM   |  

Oftentimes economic reports can move markets, which means you might want to brush up on your macroeconomics.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Earnings Report: What Metrics Should You Be Checking? August 16, 2016 1:50 PM   |  

Feeling confused by pages of tiny numbers in a company’s earnings report? Here are three metrics investors can easily find in quarterly data.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Technical Analysis for Investors: Applying Support and Resistance May 25, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Support and resistance are two of the most important concepts in technical analysis. How can investors potentially gain an edge by applying them?

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Dividend Increases: An Indicator for Stock Strength? January 27, 2016 7:01 PM   |  

Looking for new ways to win in the stock market? Dividend-paying stocks can be quite attractive.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Long Tooth, Busted Jaw: Three Signs a Trend May End December 31, 2015 11:00 PM   |  

When will a stock trend end? There are a few stock chart indicators that make spotting trend reversal warning signs a little easier.

6 min read  |  Charting
Technical Indicators 4x4: Build Your Base December 28, 2015 7:00 PM   |  

Learn stock charting basics—volume, moving average, the Relative Strength Index, and moving average convergence divergence—to potentially confirm stock hunch.

5 min read  |  Charting
How to Use Chart Divergences as Leading Indicators September 7, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Learn to recognize divergences between chart indicators and price action. It’s the first step toward confirming trends.

5 min read  |  Charting
Economic X-Ray: Off-the-Grid Indicators Fill Research Gaps July 15, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Use a blend of off-the-grid economic data—from search-engine trends to a real-time GDP figure—to help inform investing hunches.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Cash Is King: Follow the Money Flow to Begin Your Stock Analysis June 3, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Use easy-to-find company cash flow data as you survey stock investments. It’s a basic, fundamental measure of potential earnings and dividend growth.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Bond and Stock Basics: What the Heck Is the Yield Curve? May 3, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Bond and stock investors can look to the yield curve for one measure of inflation and interest rate expectations.

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
How to Scan the Universe for Your Next Trade in 60 Seconds July 31, 2014 8:00 PM   |  

Find a potential trade and plot a chart using Stock Hacker on the Scan tab of the thinkorswim platform by TD Ameritrade

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Sniff Out Inflation: Gauge Sentiment with Gold, CRB, and CPI March 5, 2013 10:58 AM   |  

The line between “good” and “bad” inflation is a thin one and tough to recognize. We grade the standard inflation measures.

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
Fearless Technician: Get Your TTM Squeeze On October 1, 2012 6:57 PM   |  

How do you know when a consolidating market is about to trend? Consider using the TTM Squeeze indicator to help you decide if a market is going to switch.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Finding the End of a Trend with the Relative Strength Index June 14, 2012 10:17 PM   |  

The Relative Strength Index is technical analysis indicator that may hold clues for the end of a market trend.

2 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Where is Your Next Investing Idea? Look to the Y Generation April 14, 2012 9:25 PM   |  

Gen Y's tech savvy, addiction to immediacy, and global awareness have lured this pack to the buzz and responsibility of self-directed investing.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
How to Trade the Government: The Big Five Economic Indicators October 1, 2011 6:04 PM   |  

Traders and investors watch for market signals to time their entries and exits. Which government economic reports are the most relevant to the stock market?

10 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
How To Trade The Fed: Indicators to Keep an Eye on September 30, 2010 10:03 PM   |  

You can’t fight the Federal Reserve, but at the rate things change today, that doesn't mean you should bury your head in the sand. Fed indicators matter, too.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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