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Feeling Stock Market Sticker Shock? Options Might Help June 24, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Tackle the sticker shock of a lofty stock market with an options play. Consider lowering your cost basis by selling puts.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Embrace the Quiet: Consider Low-Volatility Option Trades June 17, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Shhh. Consider quiet, low-volatility option buying strategies that could offer limited risk of loss for a miss, and the possibility of a payoff for a hit.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
How to Sniff Out the Options Opportunity Under Your Nose May 27, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Monitor strong spurts of volume and inflated premiums for potential option trading opportunities. TD Ameritrade tools can help.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Exploring Options: An Introduction to Multipliers April 9, 2015 9:50 AM   |  

Traders often think of options in small denominations because that’s how the bid/ask quotes appear. But beginning investors in particular must remember to use a 100x multiplier to help determine correct position sizes.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Want a Weekly Option? Learn Why Weeklys Trading Is Booming April 2, 2015 5:00 AM   |  

Weekly options were introduced by the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2005. Now they’re all the rage, especially as more traders use them to position for earnings releases.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Option Strategies to Help Protect Your Portfolio February 5, 2015 8:00 AM   |  

Basic options strategies can help investors protect portfolios against inevitable market volatility and market crashes.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Options: Got Ya Covered September 30, 2014 8:00 PM   |  

The covered call is one of the most widely-used portfolio diversification tools, but it’s important to understand how it works.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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