A margin account can be useful for investment leverage. Did you know it can also be used as a convenient line of credit with a low interest rate and flexible repayment? But understand the risks.
Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.
Learn how experienced investors comfortable with the risk of margin trading can view a margin account as a “reserve fund.”
Learn how following short interest and other short-selling metrics can help investors can gain valuable insights on companies and markets.
Trading on margin can magnify your returns, but it can also increase your losses. Learn the basics, benefits, and risks of margin trading.
Margin trading can seem complex but once you learn the basics of buying on margin and you understand the benefits and risks it becomes a powerful, if somewhat dangerous tool.
There is a way to turn naked options into risk-defined positions to lower the margin requirements and free up capital at the same time. The strategy: a vertical spread.
Nobody wants his or her stock investments to be forcefully liquidated. Protect your portfolio with better estimations and risk management plans.
Part 3 of our series on portfolio margin covers profit, loss, and what happens at expiration—eventually your position will expire, know what to expect.
Part of our series on portfolio margin, the greeks—theoretical metrics describing how things like stock price, time, and volatility can impact option price.
You can upgrade your trader status by expanding your leverage with portfolio margin, but first you must know synthetic equivalents—here's a primer.
Portfolio margin is available to TD Ameritrade clients who have a margin account and meet requirements like a certain equity level and options approval.
How can individuals get risk based margins like market makers and not have to own a seat on the exchange floor? It's with portfolio margin.
Active traders and investors can maintain margin, a cushion of buying power in their accounts for volatile times.
Margin trading has been around forever. But qualified traders, there’s another category—portfolio margin—that could take your leverage to new heights.
The U.S. stock market’s march to record highs has been accompanied by surging margin debt, a potential red flag for investors.
Risk-based margin is both a blessing and a curse. But is it for you?
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