What is a bull trap? A bull trap tricks investors into thinking a stock price decline is finished and that it’s a good time to buy. Learn how to avoid being in one.
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.
Whether bullish or bearish, the trend is your friend. Try using the average directional index (ADX) and directional movement index (DMI) to evaluate the strength of a stock trend.
A stochastic oscillator is designed to identify overbought or oversold stock. The indicator can be used to help identify potentially overbought and oversold conditions, divergences, and trend direction.
Learn important points on panic buying and panic selling as applied to investing, and steps to avoid or protect against such situations.
Learn how following short interest and other short-selling metrics can help investors gain valuable insights into companies and markets.
Short selling, short interest, naked short selling are among terms some investors had scarcely paid attention to. But a flurry of apparent short squeezes in 2021 called attention to shorting. Here are some of the top questions answered.
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.
Understand how the Hull Moving Average works and how traders can apply it to their trading strategies.
Learn to use simple moving averages (SMAs) to track stock momentum by creating scripts with thinkScript® on the thinkorswim® trading platform from TD Ameritrade.
Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.
Learn how to use some of the essential tools on the thinkorswim platform and understand how to add technical indicators to charts, maintain watchlists, place trades, and monitor positions.
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.
Education is key to trading stocks. The decision to start trading and investing in stocks depends on your personal situation—including whether you have investable assets.
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Learn seven of the most common trading mistakes to avoid. Hone your trading strategies and skills by knowing what not to do.
Learn about the Bollinger Bands technical indicator and how it can help identify volatility and overbought/oversold conditions in stocks and indices.
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.
Investing results may depend to some extent on luck, but research and science play a larger role in portfolio strategy.
Trading stocks? Learn basic price chart reading to help identify support and resistance and market entry and exit points.
Trend direction and volatility are two variables an option trader relies on. Combining trend following, momentum, and trend reversal indicators on the thinkorswim platform may help you determine which direction prices may be moving and with how much momentum.
Learn how to identify stock market trends using moving averages to help add context, support decision making, and complement other forms of analysis.
We've all heard the adage, "buy low-sell high," but what about buying high and potentially selling higher?
Trading systems can be too hot or too cold, depending on a chart indicator's settings. Consider using two different Commodity Channel Index (CCI) indicators.
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