Trading Basics

Capiche: The Perils of Trading with Ego September 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

If you hang on to losing trades hoping for a big move, it could be your ego playing games. It’s hard to dodge, but a few steps could help minimize the effects.

2 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
How Do You Get (or Avoid) Crypto Exposure as More Companies Adopt Digital Assets? July 14, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

With bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies becoming more widely accepted and understood, trying to avoid companies with any exposure to them might be futile.

3 min read  |  Economic Trends
Forex Roll Call: How to Calculate Financing Rates on Foreign Exchange Investments July 9, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

When a forex position is carried from one day to the next, the position is adjusted to reflect the interest rate differential between the two currencies. Learn how forex rolling works.

5 min read  |  Forex
Managing Stress to Improve Trading Psychology May 4, 2021 9:36 AM   |  

Learn how to manage stress in trading so that trading stress doesn't derail your trading strategy

2 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Stock Trading for Beginners: Platforms, Tools, and Education at Your Fingertips April 15, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Are you just beginning your stock trading journey? Learn the basics of trading stocks for beginners: how to navigate the tools and platforms, read the fundamentals, monitor positions, and more.

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
Capiche: Why Are You Getting In a Trade? April 5, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Successful traders have rules and stick to them, whether those rules are based on volatility, probability, technical analysis, or other factors.

1 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
8 Investing Books That Could Change How You Think About Money, Markets March 31, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Looking to make sense of markets and money? Trading and investing pros from TD Ameritrade weigh in on their favorite financial books.

2 min read  |  Investing Basics
Where Does My Order Get Filled? Taking Stock of the U.S. Market March 24, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

At 54.5% of global market capitalization, the U.S. stock market is by far the world’s largest. Learn about the exchanges and order-fill platforms that make up this trading ecosystem.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Eyeing Angles on Crypto Action? Learn the Basics of Bitcoin Futures March 3, 2021 2:50 PM   |  

Bitcoin’s rally, along with growth in bitcoin futures and other crypto-linked investment vehicles, reflects expanding acceptance of digital currencies.

6 min read  |  Forex
Stairs, Elevators, and Walls of Worry: What Stock Market Metaphors Really Mean November 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

All kinds of terms and metaphors are associated with Wall Street trading, and many may sound charming. But a deeper dive into the language can sometimes help investors better understand what’s going on.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Options Trading Guide: What Are Put & Call Options? July 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Investors and traders can explore puts and calls by learning the differences between call vs. put options, how puts and calls work, and deciding if options are right for their risk level and objectives.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Surfing the Jobs Report: Why It Matters and Strategies for Trading It February 10, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The monthly U.S. Employment Situation report—commonly called the jobs report—is perhaps the most closely watched fundamental indicator for traders and investors. Here’s why.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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