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Six Options Strategies for High-Volatility Trading Environments October 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The recent rise in volatility means it could be time to talk about strategies designed to capitalize on elevated volatility levels.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Three Indicators to Check Before the Trade October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Trend direction and volatility are two variables an option trader relies on. Combining trend following, momentum, and trend reversal indicators on the thinkorswim platform may help you determine which direction prices may be moving and with how much momentum.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Putting “Too Good to Be True” to Use October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Traders sometimes talk glowingly about thrilling options trading strategies without considering the risks. There are some alternative strategies such as short out-of-the-money verticals that you could consider to better manage your risks.

7 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Pile on With Multi-Spread Organic Trading October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Maybe volatility is low and you believe a breakout is about to happen. But you don’t know which direction price will move. Or maybe you believe the markets are high and you don’t know when they might fall. What options strategies could you trade?

8 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Toppy Markets and Heavy Bottoms: Bullish Strategies For Under $1,000 July 16, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Long call vertical spreads, short put vertical spreads, and call ratio backspreads are defined risk bullish option strategies with relatively low capital requirements that could offer upside potential.

7 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Forget Wall Street. Trust Yourself: Use Your Trading Tools October 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Are you effectively investing your money? Millennials are among the smartest investors, but not all of them follow this important process.

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Earnings Moves: When Being Below Average Might Be a Good Thing July 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to spot potential trade candidates by assessing straddle price versus average earnings moves.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Markets Aren’t Normal and Neither Are You April 17, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

How using Kurtosis to study abnormal market behavior—in particular how it explains the price behavior of options—can aid in your strategy selection.

8 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
The Myth of Delta Neutral (and Other Greek Tales) July 5, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The greeks option traders use are loved by many, but understood by few. Know the false “truths” about option greeks to better manage your trades.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Volatility Rules, Not Size: It’s Not Price, But Vol That Counts July 5, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Why trading in high-priced stocks may be no riskier than their low-priced brethren, and how to calculate that risk with implied volatility.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Looking for Option Strikes? How Delta Can Help Balance Risk April 28, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

Delta is much more than a one-trick pony. Understanding some other tidbits of info delta provides can help a trader select option strikes.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Stop Signs, Schlop Signs: Option Tricks for IRA No-Nos January 1, 2015 12:00 PM   |  

With IRAs, plenty of stop signs tell you what you can and can’t do with options. Are there workarounds?

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Trading Momentum Without a Chart April 1, 2014 5:07 PM   |  

Picking months and strikes are big decisions for options traders. Do probabilities matter? We think so.

8 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
On Beyond Condors: Strategies For Undefined-Risk Trades April 1, 2010 6:37 PM   |  

Option strategies for more potential profit, using undefined-risk trades that draw roots from their defined-risk cousins.

9 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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