Investors and traders can explore puts and calls by learning the differences between call vs. put options, how puts and calls work, and deciding if options are right for their risk level and objectives.
Should you switch from trading long options strategies to short options strategies when volatility levels are high? Sometimes prices are high for a reason.
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.
Earnings season can be a time of higher-than-typical volatility, which can mean an increase in risk as well as opportunity. Learn some of the options trading strategies you might use during earnings season.
Understanding the basics of options. This is a brief options 101 defining what are options.
Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.
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.
Much like rugby, options can seem complex, intimidating, and unorganized to the untrained eye. Kevin Hincks breaks down options basics.
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.
Options on futures are quite similar to their equity option cousins, but a few differences do exist.
Consider making friends with the bears after all these years with strategies like shorting stocks or buying puts on stocks.
Explore synthetics in your option trading, especially with butterfly spreads, to potentially save money regardless of how your trade turns out.
Income-focused option trades succeed when the market doesn’t move that much. Learn how to recognize income opportunity.
Long call option traders avoid ex-dividend stock inequality by exercising the call and becoming a shareholder of record. Just watch timing and new stock risk.
Expand option market learning to weekly double calendars. They can increase in profitability if implied volatility rises.
Don’t panic and sell your long-term retirement investment. Instead, consider going shopping during a stock market down phase.
Looking for a hedge? Consider short-term long put options or volatility trades aimed at protecting stocks from unexpected economic results.
Check out short-term options pricing to gain a sense of how the underlying stock could move around an earnings release. You can track straddles or use the TD
Explore extreme stock volatility lows for potential opportunities to buy put options for short-term protection or speculative bearish trades to hedge a bullis
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.
If you choose to use trading as a source of retirement income, it’s important to keep in mind the risks that come along with the potential rewards.
Basic options strategies can help investors protect portfolios against inevitable market volatility and market crashes.
Investors seeking protection from market volatility have contributed to extreme “SKEW” levels in options markets.
Certain options strategies offer a proactive approach to bearish markets. Learn more with TD Ameritrade’s beginning options series.
Options aren’t always for speculation. They can be used for portfolio protection.
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