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.
Beyond the world of stocks and bonds lies another category of assets: alternative investments. Learn about the alternative investment market and the types of “alts” that may be available to retail investors.
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.
Following the options crowd or at least seeing what they’re up to can be a valuable peek into market expectations for a particular stock.
Traders can use the beta weighting tool on the thinkorswim platform to assess their various positions in terms of volatility or market risk.
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.
Tracking unusual flare-ups in options volume can uncover investing ideas.
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