Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.
Want to learn about commodities trading, or how to invest in commodities? Start with this overview.
Learn how experienced investors comfortable with the risk of margin trading can view a margin account as a “reserve fund.”
Short selling aims to provide protection or profit during a stock market downturn, but it can be risky. Plus it requires a margin account. Learn the mechanics of shorting a stock.
Market conditions can rapidly shift, leaving investors wondering how to best manage their portfolio. At TD Ameritrade’s upcoming Education Day, learn about a wide range of topics for investing in today’s market.
Are you effectively investing your money? Millennials are among the smartest investors, but not all of them follow this important process.
Learn about “black swan” events and how you can attempt to protect yourself and your portfolio from adverse shocks.
When it comes to investing for retirement, it’s best to avoid your emotions. Learn how to avoid emotional investing.
Overtrading can be a killer to your P/L. The trick is to trade
consistently and always know what the markets—and your positions—are doing.
There are many approaches to achieving success as a trader. Find one that fits your personality.
The success of every trade involves three elements: the entry, the exit, and what happens in between. This series explores the trade life cycle.
Confirmation bias can cause investors to take large risks. Learn how to tame confirmation bias and stay centered in your investing approach.
Technical analysis and drawing trendlines can keep you informed about the trends unfolding in your investments and may even support your decision making.
Silver futures are higher by about 42% year-to-date. Learn why silver is trending higher and demand might be growing for precious metals.
Support and resistance are two of the most important concepts in technical analysis. How can investors potentially gain an edge by applying them?
Is twice the cash twice the fun? Not if you take utility into account. Get some perspective on how much benefit you’ll get from the next dollar.
For most people, retirement means more time doing the things you enjoy. If trading is one of them, retirement could mean more opportunities to potentially generate income.
Actively trading in an IRA may be a way for some people to manage risk and potentially increase their income stream in retirement—while enjoying certain tax-deferred benefits.
Investing results may depend to some extent on luck, but research and science play a larger role in portfolio strategy.
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