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Stock Volatility Indicators: A Handy Addition to Trend and Momentum Indicators November 3, 2022 10:58 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
A Brief History of Stock Market Bubbles & How Investors Can Prepare August 23, 2022 10:49 AM   |  

There have been a few occasional stock market bubbles since the beginning of markets. Here’s a look at a few of them, and what today’s investors can learn from these popped stock market bubbles.

7 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Don’t Get Caught in a “Bull Trap”—Tips to Avoid Getting Tricked July 7, 2022 11:10 AM   |  

What is a bull trap? A bull trap tricks investors into thinking a stock price decline is finished and that it’s a good time to buy. Learn how to avoid being in one.

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Advanced Stock Order Types to Fine-Tune Your Market Trades May 31, 2022 1:03 PM   |  

Basic stock order types can still cover most of your trade execution needs. Perhaps it's time to move beyond the basics. Learn about OCOs, bracket orders, stop-limit orders, and trailing stop orders.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
As Market Structure Evolves, Consider Adapting with Stop-Order Strategies August 31, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

With high-frequency trading algorithms frequently attempting to “sniff out” stop orders, it may be time to adjust how you place such orders.

2 min read  |  Trading Basics
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
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
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
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
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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