The Dow Jones Industrial Average is made up of 30 of the largest companies in terms of market cap. Because the index represents large companies, the performance of any one of the companies that make up the index can influence the overall stock market.
We often hear about traders selling options. But why (or when) might a trader buy options?
Traders can use the beta-weighting tool on the thinkorswim® platform to view the overall risk of all their positions as a whole instead of looking at risks of individual assets.
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.
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.
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.
Negative interest rates may already be built into options prices. You may have experienced them without knowing it.
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.
Have you ever thought about how to trade options? Consider exploring a covered call options trade.
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.
Understanding the basics of options. This is a brief options 101 defining what are options.
Learn how the put/call ratio is calculated and how to use the P/C ratio as an indicator of stock market sentiment.
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.
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.
Index options tend to have wide bid and ask spreads. Try to keep slippage low by making use of price discovery.
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.
The TD Ameritrade Mobile app has a little more pep this spring after launching new trade tickets and a much improved options trading experience.
thinkorswim platform’s ® Today’s Options Statistics divvies up the market by call and put volume, delta values, historical volatility, and more.
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