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Short-Term Trading in Slow Motion: The Swing Trade July 20, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Want to try your hand at short-term trading? Consider swing trading: holding positions for a few days to try to capture a larger intermediate-term price swing.

4 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Volatility Indicators: A Handy Addition to Trend and Momentum Indicators May 24, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

In technical analysis, many traders start with trend and momentum indicators. But don’t forget volatility indicators, which track the magnitude of price movements.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
What Might Implied Volatility Be Saying? Listen to the Market Maker Move Indicator December 31, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Is the market pricing in a greater-than-typical move in a stock? Check the Market Maker Move indicator on thinkorswim®. Its magnitude can help inform your trading decisions.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
A Brief History of Financial Bubbles & How Investors Can Prepare, Protect November 10, 2020 11:42 AM   |  

As long as there have been markets, there have been occasional market bubbles. Here’s a look at a few of them, and what today’s investors can learn about avoiding the excesses of exuberance.

7 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
thinkorswim® Trading Tools, Tips, & Tricks: Secrets from the Pros July 23, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Hey, trader! Do you know all the trading tools in the thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade? Some of our trader pros share their favorite features and how to use them.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
To Hold or Fold that Options Position: 3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself June 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When you make an options trade, you’re not typically locked into it until expiration. You can place an order to close it out most of the time. Here are three things to ask yourself when considering an options exit.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Ask the Trader: How Do You Place Swing Trades with More than One Price Target? June 15, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to hit more than one price target with your swing-trading strategy? Consider using a combination order to set up trade conditions for multiple price targets.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Don’t Get Caught in a “Bull Trap”—Tips to Avoid Getting Tricked May 12, 2020 10:46 AM   |  

Some call it a bull trap; others use the more colorful term suckers' rally. Either way, traders don't want to get caught. Is a bounce off the lows for real, or just a ruse?

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Financial Facepalms: Avoid These 7 Common Trading Mistakes April 7, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

Learn seven of the most common trading mistakes to avoid. Hone your trading strategies and skills by knowing what not to do.

4 min read  |  Trading Basics
The On/Off Ramp: Your Guide to the Trade Life Cycle, from Entry to Exit February 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The success of every trade involves three elements: the entry, the exit, and what happens in between. Here’s a look at the trade life cycle.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Advanced Stock Order Types to Fine-Tune Your Market Trades January 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you’d like to add contingencies and other flexibility to your stock orders, perhaps it’s time to move beyond the basics. Learn about OCOs, stop limits, and other advanced order types.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Earnings Have Your Head Spinning? Here’s How to Find Helpful Tools July 9, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

TD Ameritrade offers a full menu of tools, previews, and third-party analysis around earnings season. Here’s how you can find and make best use of them.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
Seeking Short Term Opportunities with a Swing Trading Strategy May 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Swing trading strategies attempt to capitalize on price fluctuation over the short term—a period of days or weeks—but not intraday movement. Learn how swing trading is used by traders and decide whether it may be right for you.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Rescue from Emotion: Discipline Tips for Retirement Investors April 26, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

When it comes to investing for retirement, it’s best to avoid your emotions. Learn how to avoid emotional investing.

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
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