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Trading Earnings Season? A Few Options Strategies to Consider October 1, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Investor’s Manual: What Are Options? April 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Understanding the basics of options. This is a brief options 101 defining what are options.

1 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Eyeing the Downside: Three Ways to Short the Market December 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.

5 min read  |  Margin
Option Spread Order Entry: Options for Earnings October 18, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

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.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Rugby and the Art of Options Trading September 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Much like rugby, options can seem complex, intimidating, and unorganized to the untrained eye. Kevin Hincks breaks down options basics.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
DIY Guide to Options Trading: Options, Puts, and Calls June 15, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Investors and traders alike can explore options by learning how they work, and decide if options are right for their risk level and objectives.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Options Expiration: Definitions, a Checklist, and More February 18, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

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.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Derivatives With a Twist: Options on Futures vs. Equity Options December 6, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Options on futures are quite similar to their equity option cousins, but a few differences do exist.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Time to Be Friends with Bears as Well as Bulls? Trading Both Sides March 24, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

Consider making friends with the bears after all these years with strategies like shorting stocks or buying puts on stocks.

4 min read  |  Trading Basics
Dissecting Synthetics: Don't Be Baffled by Iron Butterfly Spreads February 22, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Explore synthetics in your option trading, especially with butterfly spreads, to potentially save money regardless of how your trade turns out.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Rethink Options: Aim for Income by Embracing Market Inaction November 23, 2015 7:00 PM   |  

Income-focused option trades succeed when the market doesn’t move that much. Learn how to recognize income opportunity.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Option Calls Holders: Don’t Get Pinched By Ex-Dividend Risk October 28, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

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.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Option Strategy: Slay Volatility with Weekly Double Calendars September 8, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Expand option market learning to weekly double calendars. They can increase in profitability if implied volatility rises.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Who Says You Have to Sell Stock Declines? August 23, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Don’t panic and sell your long-term retirement investment. Instead, consider going shopping during a stock market down phase.

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
Short-Sighted on Purpose: Options to Hedge Jobs Report July 1, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Looking for a hedge? Consider short-term long put options or volatility trades aimed at protecting stocks from unexpected economic results.

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
Size Up Option Straddles for a Reading on Earnings Volatility May 20, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

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

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Far Out: Low Volatility Can Put Options Opps on the Horizon May 13, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Explore extreme stock volatility lows for potential opportunities to buy put options for short-term protection or speculative bearish trades to hedge a bullis

3 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
Trading in Retirement: To Be Feared or Revered? March 18, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

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.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Management
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
Extreme Skew: What Options Traders Need to Know February 5, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

Investors seeking protection from market volatility have contributed to extreme “SKEW” levels in options markets.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Options Lab Part 4:
Savvy Strategies to Hug a Bear
November 30, 2013 7:00 PM   |  

Certain options strategies offer a proactive approach to bearish markets. Learn more with TD Ameritrade’s beginning options series.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Know How to Protect Your Basket? Consider Using Options July 12, 2013 7:43 PM   |  

Options aren’t always for speculation. They can be used for portfolio protection.

7 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Stretch Your Options Muscle with Vertical Spreads December 23, 2012 8:50 PM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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