Technical Analysis

Luck of the Draw? There's a Lot More to Trading and Investing than Luck August 19, 2019 11:07 AM   |  

Investing results may depend to some extent on luck, but research and science play a larger role in portfolio strategy.

2 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Too Near-Sighted? Trading Multiple Time Frames Matters July 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Explore trading multiple time frames to avoid chart head-fakes that might throw you off your strategy. Plus, identify trade entries and exits even as you ride out long-term trends.

4 min read  |  Charting
Keeping Your Trends Close with Moving Average Crossovers June 20, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Identifying entry and exit points is crucial for any trading strategy. A simple moving average crossover system can help.

5 min read  |  Charting
Mapping Out an Entry and Exit Plan: When to Buy & When to Sell Stocks June 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Following trendlines, pennant formations, and other chart patterns can help you identify potential places to enter and exit trades.

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Looking for a Potential Edge? Options Stats, Pre-Sliced and Diced on thinkorswim May 29, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Explore options statistics on thinkorswim—implied & historical vol and percentiles, the Sizzle Index, and the put/call ratio. Learn how options stats can help traders and investors make more informed decisions.

5 min read  |  Options 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
Indicator Throw Down: Simple vs. Exponential Moving Averages May 14, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Build up your charting basics: Try simple moving averages for long-term charts and exponential moving averages for a short-term view.

3 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis Off-Roading: Explore Rugged Alternative Indicators April 8, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Once you know charting basics, try four alternative indicators: on-balance volume (OBV), average true range (ATR), plus Thermo Mode and Monkey Bars from thinkorswim® by TD Ameritrade.

6 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Using the Put/Call Ratio to Gauge Stock Market Sentiment March 19, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how the put/call ratio is calculated and how to use the P/C ratio as an indicator of stock market sentiment.

6 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Average True Range: Using the ATR Indicator in Your Trade Exit Strategy March 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

The average true range indicator could be a new arrow in your quiver of technical analysis tools.

2 min read  |  Technical Analysis
New to Investing? Explore the Basics of Trading Stocks Online March 6, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Explore the basics of online stock trading. As a beginner, you'll want to learn the basic fundamentals of trading stocks online, such as buying and selling stocks and monitoring positions.

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
How to Read Stock Charts: Trusty Technical Analysis for Traders February 25, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Trading stocks? Learn basic price chart reading to help identify support and resistance and market entry and exit points.

10 min read  |  Charting
Forex: Currency Trading for the Small Investor January 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Can you trade currencies like stocks? There are some similarities between forex and equities. Here's what small investors should know before jumping into currency trading.

5 min read  |  Forex
Let's Get Technical: Stock Momentum Indicators and Trend Strength December 4, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how momentum indicators such as MACD, RSI, and CCI can help determine the apparent strength and conviction of a trend.

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
DIY Technical Analysis: Trading Chart Basics September 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Short-term traders and long-term investors use technical analysis to help them determine potential entry and exit signals for their investments.

4 min read  |  Charting
Overbought or Oversold Stocks: Stochastic Oscillators Can Help Time Trades August 14, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

A stochastic oscillator measures the distance between a stock’s closing price and the range of highs and lows to help identify turning points.

4 min read  |  Charting
Cyclical Stocks: Investing in What Goes Around and Comes Around March 26, 2018 2:00 AM   |  

Learn the fundamentals of cyclical stocks.TD Ameritrade shares some strategies and signals, from traders and investors, to better understand the cyclical investing concept.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Let’s Get Technical: 3 Indicators to Help Find and Follow Trends December 17, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

How to spot a market trend? Here are three technical indicators to help.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Fibonacci Retracement: A Golden (Ratio) Idea for Trading? November 27, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Fibonacci retracements can help identify support and resistance in the stock market.

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Grounded: Recent Dow Transports Slump a Red Flag for Economy? November 14, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) has scaled all-time high after all-time high this year. But what about transportation index?

3 min read  |  Economic Trends
New Charting Tools: Advanced Time Frames and Extended Data November 8, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

New advanced time frame tools and extended data for charts may help traders and investors get an edge in the markets.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Managing Portfolio Growth by Hedging Uncertain Markets October 16, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

There are many ways to hedge your portfolio, but should you?

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Can You Hear It? Hidden Market Activity with Volume Profile July 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how using the Volume Profile indicator can help identify potential price trends.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Technical Drafting Class: Making Drawings Easy and Accessible July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how new drawing tools on thinkorswim can make custom drawing and annotation simple and easily accessible.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Simple vs. Complex Trading: Which Works for Your Personality? June 6, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

The success of a trading strategy doesn’t necessarily depend on its complexity. Learn to choose the style most suited to your personality.

3 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Trade Like a Turtle and Follow the Trend March 6, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Can trading be taught? The famous “turtle experiment” says it can. And the turtles followed trends.

2 min read  |  Trading Basics
New Candlestick Pattern Tool on thinkorswim November 21, 2016 4:00 AM   |  

TD Ameritrade is giving you the ability to create your very own candlestick pattern in their latest thinkorswim platform release.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
6 Books That Could Change How You Think About Money, Markets October 4, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Ready to brush up on your investing and trading? Here are six of the best investing books of all time.

2 min read  |  Investing Basics
Market Forecast: Stocks Break Winning Streak with Tight Range September 9, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The S&P 500 finished August with one of its smallest monthly trading ranges. Learn how the Market Forecast indicator might help you make sense of these ranges

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
How Bollinger Bands Measure Volatility, Overbought, & Oversold August 25, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Learn to use the Bollinger Bands volatility indicator when measuring overbought and oversold conditions in stocks and indexes.

3 min read  |  Technical Analysis
U.S. Dollar Bulls Are Back: What It Might Mean For Stocks July 12, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The U.S. dollar index (/DX) is strong. Since early May, the /DX has climbed 5.30. What might this mean for stocks?

3 min read  |  Forex
Technical Analysis for Investors: Applying Support and Resistance May 25, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Support and resistance are two of the most important concepts in technical analysis. How can investors potentially gain an edge by applying them?

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Trading Around a Core Position: Methods and Mechanics March 7, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Explore the methodology and mechanics of trades anchored around a core position. This approach allows a short-term and long-term view of the same stock.

2 min read  |  Trading Basics
Bond and Stock Basics: What the Heck Is the Yield Curve? May 3, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Bond and stock investors can look to the yield curve for one measure of inflation and interest rate expectations.

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Forget One and Done: Stock Beta Testing Requires Attention April 15, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Beta, a method of measuring an investment’s volatility relative to the broader market, is one way to gauge risk. It works even better when you remember to re-measure.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Trader Trio: Three thinkorswim® Tools You Should Know April 1, 2014 5:05 PM   |  

Even if you're a seasoned thinkorswim^®^ user, odds are, some of its tools are unfamiliar. Dig in for some features with a big bang for your buck.

6 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
How Much Will It Move? Calculating Risk with Fast Beta January 12, 2014 9:20 PM   |  

Fundamental analysis for momentum traders is easy with thinkorswim’s new Fundamental page.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Finding the End of a Trend with the Relative Strength Index June 14, 2012 10:17 PM   |  

The Relative Strength Index is technical analysis indicator that may hold clues for the end of a market trend.

2 min read  |  Technical Analysis
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