Trading Basics

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
Advanced Stock Order Types to Fine-Tune Your Market Trades January 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you’d like to add contingencies and other flexibility to your stock orders, perhaps it’s time to move beyond the basics. Learn about OCOs, stop limits, and other advanced order types.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Basic Stock Order Types: Tools to Enter & Exit the Market January 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Before making your first trade, it’s important to understand the different stock order types. Here’s a rundown of the three basic types: the market order, the stop order, and the limit order.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
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