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.
Housing data can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends. Learn about the most widely followed reports.
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.
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.
There are plenty of charting programs out there. But seriously, why look further? Other than make you an extra-shot nonfat vanilla latte, thinkorswim charts can do almost anything you’d need a chart to do–even if you’re not a chart reader.
Keep an eye on the “big fish” that are trading with TD Ameritrade's trade idea scanner, Trade Flash. Learn what the professionals are trading.
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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