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How Commodities and Other Alternative Investments Can Help Diversify Portfolios July 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Beyond the world of stocks and bonds lies another category of assets: alternative investments. Learn about commodities and other alternative types that may be available to retail investors.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Are There Any Safer Havens? Investing in Uncertain Times May 15, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

As the coronavirus pandemic sent markets reeling, many investors wonder if there's such a thing as a safe investment. Technically, no investment is risk-free. But some investment practices can be safer than others.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Do My Strikes Look Too Wide in This Strangle? March 30, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Selling naked strangles can be a risky options strategy no matter what strikes you choose. But there may be ways to choose your short strikes without chasing probabilities.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Capiche: What’ll Negative Interest Rates Do to My Options? March 30, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Negative interest rates may already be built into options prices. You may have experienced them without knowing it.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Ways to Invest in High-Priced Stocks March 24, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you want to invest in a high-priced stock and can only afford to buy a few shares, you may want to consider other investment choices that give you similar exposure without paying the high price tag.

5 min read  |  Trading Strategies
How to Trade Options: Making Your First Options Trade November 7, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Have you ever thought about how to trade options? Consider exploring a covered call options trade.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Screening Stocks with the Sizzle Index: Understanding Unusual Options Activity November 6, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

Which stocks are sizzling? The Sizzle Index helps you follow the options crowd, which might offer a peek into market expectations for a particular stock.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Investor’s Manual: What Are Options? April 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Understanding the basics of options. This is a brief options 101 defining what are options.

1 min read  |  Trading Strategies
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
Option Spread Order Entry: Options for Earnings October 18, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the thinkorswim platform's Order Entry tool and how multi-leg trades, or option spreads, can make sense for qualified traders during earnings season.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Three Indicators to Check Before the Trade October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

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.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
How Savvy Traders Approach Index Option Trades July 16, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Index options tend to have wide bid and ask spreads. Try to keep slippage low by making use of price discovery.

4 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
The Short Option: A Primer on Selling Put and Call Options July 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Selling call and put options can be risky, but when used wisely, experienced traders can use this strategy to pursue their investment objectives. Learn the basics of shorting options.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Enhanced Mobile App Offers Better Trading Experience June 16, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

The TD Ameritrade Mobile app has a little more pep this spring after launching new trade tickets and a much improved options trading experience.

3 min read  |  Mobile Apps
How Your Trading Platform Can Help with Math: Stats on Stats November 12, 2013 8:31 PM   |  

thinkorswim platform’s ® Today’s Options Statistics divvies up the market by call and put volume, delta values, historical volatility, and more.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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