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What Might Implied Volatility Be Saying? Listen to the Market Maker Move Indicator December 31, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Is the market pricing in a greater-than-typical move in a stock? Check the Market Maker Move indicator on thinkorswim®. Its magnitude can help inform your trading decisions.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Turn Up the Volume by Adding the Volume Oscillator to Your Trading Toolkit October 12, 2020 11:19 AM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
The Sweet Suite of thinkorswim® Tools: Simple, Powerful, Connected August 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to use more platforms for your trading? thinkorswim desktop, Web, and mobile are all synced, so anything you set up on one will show up across the suite.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Analyze, Chart, and Trade with thinkorswim Mobile June 30, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

When market volatility happens, immediate access is key for traders. Learn how new tools on the thinkorswim Mobile app from TD Ameritrade can let you chart, analyze, trade, and perform portfolio analysis on the go.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
thinkTank: Finding Movers and Shakers with Sentiment, Earnings Analysis, Charts January 6, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

Identifying stocks, options, or futures to trade can be a daunting task. Earnings analysis, sentiment indicators, and charting techniques may help narrow down your choices.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Keep Up to Date on Your Investments, Wherever, Whenever with the TD Ameritrade Mobile App December 20, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Want to keep track of your trading account and the markets at a glance? With the TD Ameritrade mobile app dashboard, it’s easier than ever.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
Tools for Traders: Trader TV, Chat Rooms, and Free Education on thinkorswim® December 10, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Looking to connect, share ideas, and learn market insights from veteran traders for a more informed strategy? Learn how to get Trader TV, chat rooms, and free education products on the thinkorswim® platform.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Screening Stocks with the Sizzle Index: Understanding Unusual Options Activity November 6, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

Which stocks are sizzling? The Sizzle Index helps you follow the options crowd, which might offer a peek into market expectations for a particular stock.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Hey Google: What’s the Latest in Voice Assistance from TD Ameritrade? September 27, 2019 2:42 PM   |  

Want to monitor the markets via Google Assistant? Learn how TD Ameritrade is using artificial intelligence to help clients manage investments and track the markets.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
Where’s the Momentum? Put VWAP to the Test September 4, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

The volume-weighted average price (VWAP) indicates the average price of an intraday period weighted by volume. The value is calculated during the trading day, from open to close, making it a real-time dynamic indicator.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
In-Vehicle Tech Helps Investors Keep Eyes on Road, Handle on Markets July 31, 2019 2:59 PM   |  

Want to monitor the markets while you’re on the road? Learn how, with the latest in-vehicle technology from TD Ameritrade.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
Earnings Have Your Head Spinning? Here’s How to Find Helpful Tools July 9, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

TD Ameritrade offers a full menu of tools, previews, and third-party analysis around earnings season. Here’s how you can find and make best use of them.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
Technical Analysis Off-Roading: Explore Rugged Alternative Indicators April 8, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Once you know charting basics, try four alternative indicators: on-balance volume (OBV), average true range (ATR), plus Thermo Mode and Monkey Bars from thinkorswim® by TD Ameritrade.

6 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Cool Tools You Should Know January 7, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

Useful tools you can use are the OnDemand feature in thinkorswim from TD Ameritrade and the yield curve. OnDemand gives allows you to watch a replay of price action so you can better analyze price action. Keeping an eye on the yield curve to see if it is flattening or steepening.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Easy Coding for Traders: Build Your Own Indicator December 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Yearning for a chart indicator that doesn't exist yet? Why not write it yourself? All it takes is knowing your thinkScript® ABCs.

5 min read  |  Charting
The Short Option: A Primer on Selling Put and Call Options July 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Selling call and put options can be risky, but when used wisely, experienced traders can use this strategy to pursue their investment objectives. Learn the basics of shorting options.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Backtesting with thinkOnDemand to Help Optimize Your Trading February 15, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Enhance your trading strategy with backtesting; use the thinkOnDemand platform for stock backtesting to simulate a trading strategy over a time period to analyze levels of profitability and risk.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Line, Bar, and Candlestick: Three Chart Types for Traders December 11, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Learn about the three basic trading chart types and their advantages: line charts, bar charts, and candlestick charts.

4 min read  |  Charting
Forget Wall Street. Trust Yourself: Use Your Trading Tools October 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Are you effectively investing your money? Millennials are among the smartest investors, but not all of them follow this important process.

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Know Your Risk Profile: Selecting and Culling Option Strikes April 7, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

Having trouble selecting a strike price for an options trade? Learn how the Risk Profile tool can help select options that align with your trading strategies.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Easy Coding for Traders; How to Build Your Own Indicator January 1, 2014 4:50 PM   |  

10 min read  |  Charting
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