Options

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 Option Strategies
Screening For Sizzle: Understanding Unusual Options Activity June 18, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Assess Your Positions’ Risk with Beta Weighting on thinkorswim September 26, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Traders can use the beta weighting tool on the thinkorswim platform to assess their various positions in terms of volatility or market risk.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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
Screening For Sizzle: Revealing Secrets of Options Volume May 5, 2013 2:42 PM   |  

Tracking unusual flare-ups in options volume can uncover investing ideas.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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