Options trading involves risk, but these risks can be analyzed, monitored, and simulated with the thinkorswim® Risk Profile tool.
Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.
Options market makers are professional traders that typically on the other side of retail trades. But really they are professionals paid to take risk and provide market liquidity.
Investors and traders alike can explore options by learning how they work, and decide if options are right for their risk level and objectives.
Options expiration day can be a time of volatility, opportunity and peril. Trading and selling options on expiration day requires an understanding of the process, here are a few things you need to know.
If options and other derivatives are a part of your portfolio, you should learn about the nuances of taxes on options trading, from the Ticker Tape by TD Ameritrade.
Core positions are treated differently among investors and traders. Learn more about leveraging your trading portfolio and managing core positions.
Learn about dividend risk, which options might be candidates for early exercise, and how you can potentially prepare for it.
Calendar spreads, an options trading strategy, could be the answer if you are looking for high probability opportunities amid a low volatility trading environment. Learn more about option opportunities in a quiet market.
Are you a long-term investor hoping to use time to your advantage? Don’t chase trends, and especially don’t try to time the market. There are other ways.
Get ready for tax-smart trading at year’s end. That means constructive sales, closing short positions, wash sales, substitute payments, index options, & more.
Learn how certain order types such as the limit order and stop-loss order can help you implement your exit strategy for options trades.
The DOL has decided to allow trading options in IRAs—learn more about strategies that can be used to manage risk and potentially generate income.
Potential strategies for a depressed VIX—When volatility is low, learn how to hedge a trader's version of "yield" by trading volatility as an asset class.
Use volatility to pick an options strategy to speculate on a given direction, rather than to replace fundamental analysis and charts to determine potential.
Don’t panic and sell your long-term retirement investment. Instead, consider going shopping during a stock market down phase.
Trying to time the market? Add sentiment analysis to your stock trading approach to help narrow the time horizon around an underlying security’s move.
To gauge a stock trend, it's all in the charts. But what about its options? You may not be trading options, but ignore them, and you may be missing the bigger picture.
The CBOE has transformed with technology and major product licenses. It still holds an important place in the world of options, but it finds competition nipping at its heels. Who benefits? Retail investors.
Basic options strategies can help investors protect portfolios against inevitable market volatility and market crashes.
With IRAs, plenty of stop signs tell you what you can and can’t do with options. Are there workarounds?
Market bubbles will always happen, but it’s important for investors to recognize herd mentality and other signs of speculative frenzy.
Short options aren't as scary as you might think. The trick to being on the right side of a short trade starts with the right info.
Who’s the mysterious person behind the curtain who takes the other side of your trade? Market makers are paid to take risk and provide market liquidity. Find out how this helps you.
Options aren’t always for speculation. They can be used for portfolio protection.
Anything can happen in one trade. But over a large number of options trades, high probabilities are what matter most.
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