What is a bull trap? A bull trap tricks investors into thinking a stock price decline is finished and that it’s a good time to buy. Learn how to avoid being in one.
Crude oil futures are one of the most actively traded in the world. Understand the different ways an investor might participate in the crude oil market.
Stock market trends and seasonal patterns happen throughout the year. Here are a few potential market sectors to consider when searching for summertime sizzle.
What is a spread trade? It depends on the products you trade. For a stock trader, it could be a pairs trade, and for an option trader, there are plenty of ways to put on a spread trade.
Your risk-management strategy could decide whether you survive the next market turn. If you don’t have a trading plan in place, here are some ideas to help you get started.
Should you focus your attention on those meme stocks or look the other way? Here are some tips to consider.
With high-frequency trading algorithms frequently attempting to “sniff out” stop orders, it may be time to adjust how you place such orders.
When your trading life pulls you in all directions, it can be difficult to find your center. Consider these four steps to help you develop your trading mindset.
The thinkBack™ tool in thinkorswim® can help backtest options strategies. Compare strategies, run entry and exit scenarios, and become a more informed option trader.
The so-called “January effect” and other seasonal patterns like “sell in May” have long been part of market vernacular, but investors need to separate reality from myth.
The next time you find yourself in a winning trade and think you can squeeze a little more, consider a few strategies to reduce your risks without giving up on more.
Successful traders have rules and stick to them, whether those rules are based on volatility, probability, technical analysis, or other factors.
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.
September means back-to-school time, which could mean shopping for your student and a portfolio of stock investments.
Swing trading strategies attempt to capitalize on price fluctuation over the short term—a period of days or weeks—but not intraday movement. Learn how swing trading is used by traders and decide whether it may be right for you.
Trading stocks? Learn basic price chart reading to help identify support and resistance and market entry and exit points.
Volatility data is focused on the long term. Traders are focused on the short term. There is a way to convert volatility data so it can be useful for the trader.
Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.
Calendar spreads, an options trading strategy, could be the answer if you are looking for high probability opportunities amid a low volatility trading environment. Learn more about option opportunities in a quiet market.
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