Ask the coach: Education coaches from TD Ameritrade answer questions from seasoned traders and newbies. In this issue, learn about the difference between implied and historical volatility.
The volume-weighted average price (VWAP) indicates the average price of an intraday period weighted by volume. The value is calculated during the trading day, from open to close, making it a real-time dynamic indicator.
Following trendlines, pennant formations, and other chart patterns can help you identify potential places to enter and exit trades.
Professional traders follow several general rules when they buy, sell, and hold investments. Consider your own rules of thumb when you set your own investment strategy.
Risk controls are an integral part of any trading strategy. Learning the 2% and 6% rules may help you develop a plan to control your risk.
Markets running you ragged? A rules-based approach to trading can help by removing the emotional element and allowing you to focus on the numbers.
Think portion control and goal maintenance. Scaling in to trades with stop-loss orders and more can help you potentially reduce trading losses.
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