Housing market data, like existing home sales and housing starts, can impact stock and bond prices. Investors and traders should know when the most widely followed reports are released.
Starting the new year fresh can be a great idea. Despite the drop and pop we saw last year, it may still be a good time to think about resetting your trading strategies and get a fresh start.
Whether you're buying groceries, filling your tank with gas, or shopping for your next home, understand how different types of futures contracts could have influenced their prices.
Instead of chasing specific stocks, why not try a more logical approach to finding stocks for your next trade? Consider this top-down approach using fundamental analysis.
You don't need to be a coding expert to create trading systems. You can write one yourself using thinkScript in thinkorswim.
The McClellan oscillator, NYSE advance/decline line, and NYSE Tick Index can be used together to measure the market’s breadth.
Keep an eye on the “big fish” that are trading with the TD Ameritrade trade scanner, Trade Flash. Learn what the professionals are trading.
Learn to use simple moving averages (SMAs) to track stock momentum by creating scripts with thinkScript® on the thinkorswim® trading platform from TD Ameritrade.
thinkorswimWeb is a browser based trading platform that offers traders a streamlined experience for trading stocks, futures, forex, and options.
Learn how to use some of the essential tools on the thinkorswim platform and understand how to add technical indicators to charts, maintain watchlists, place trades, and monitor positions.
Got kids? Learn how to teach them about money, especially during their teenage years. Here’s what you need to know about investing for teens.
There's more to charts than looking at price and volume. Learn how to use these five charting tools as a starting point in understanding the many features available in thinkorswim charts.
Looking for a top-down approach to analyzing the stock markets before jumping into a trade? Consider looking at market internals such as NYSE advances versus declines, the advance-decline (A/D) line, and the number of S&P 500 stocks that are moving above a specific moving average.
Traders are becoming more dependent on their mobile devices to chart, analyze, and place trades. TD Ameritrade is adding more features to thinkorswim Mobile to bring traders the functionality of thinkorswim desktop.
When a company withdraws guidance, it used to mean bad news was coming. That was before the coronavirus pandemic stopped the economic expansion in its tracks. Now, executives are withdrawing forward-looking statements with less stigma amid the widespread uncertainty.
thinkorswim Web is the TD Ameritrade streamlined, web-based options trading platform that lets you trade wherever you have an internet connection.
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?
The stock markets have lots of activity every single trading day. These tools can help you stay on top of what's happening in the stock markets: Options Time & Sales and Active Trader.
With so many technical indicators to choose from, it can be tough to choose the ones to use in your stock trading. Consider a top-down approach to help you decide whether to use stock momentum indicators, trend indicators, or consolidating indicators.
Too many indicators can lead to indecision. Check out this stock analysis tool from TD Ameritrade that can help you make decisions about stock trades.
Looking to pick stocks worth trading? You can lay the groundwork for a sound stock selection strategy with a few relatively simple components.
Which stocks are sizzling? The Sizzle Index helps you follow the options crowd, which might offer a peek into market expectations for a particular stock.
One of the benefits of joining an investment club is it's a fun way to learn to buy and sell stocks.
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.
The price-to-earnings ratio has its critics, yet it remains a metric worth watching for valuing stocks and making investment decisions.
Following trendlines, pennant formations, and other chart patterns can help you identify potential places to enter and exit trades.
Learn how a long calendar spread can be effective in a low-volatility trading environment.
Useful tools you can use are the OnDemand feature in thinkorswim from TD Ameritrade and the yield curve. OnDemand gives allows you to watch a replay of price action so you can better analyze price action. Keeping an eye on the yield curve to see if it is flattening or steepening.
Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.
Learn how momentum indicators such as MACD, RSI, and CCI can help determine the apparent strength and conviction of a trend.
Eager to learn how to invest in the stock market? Some basic info and tools to get you started.
When markets are volatile you may hear the media come up with different explanations. But how reliable is that information? There are four myths about volatility you may often hear and why they may not necessarily be true.
Return on capital when trading options is different than return on capital when managing investments. Here’s what return on capital means to an options trader.
Wish sentiment was displayed on your stock watchlist? Learn how to use the High/Low Graph function in the thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade.
Selling vertical credit spreads, and how it may be a high-probability strategy.
Enhance your trading strategy with backtesting; use the thinkOnDemand platform for stock backtesting to simulate a trading strategy over a time period to analyze levels of profitability and risk.
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