Trading Basics

Stairs, Wall of Worry: What Stock Market Terms & Metaphors Really Mean September 22, 2022 10:30 AM   |  

All kinds of stock market terms and metaphors are associated with Wall Street trading. Knowing the language can sometimes help investors better understand what’s going on.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Advanced Stock Order Types to Fine-Tune Your Market Trades May 31, 2022 1:03 PM   |  

Basic stock order types can still cover most of your trade execution needs. Perhaps it's time to move beyond the basics. Learn about OCOs, bracket orders, stop-limit orders, and trailing stop orders.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Learn How to Place Trades and Check Orders on tdameritrade.com April 21, 2022 12:12 PM   |  

There are several ways to place a trade and check an order on tdameritrade.com. Learn about the Trade tab, SnapTicket, and related features here.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
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
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
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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