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.
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.
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.
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When volatility makes its presence known, sometimes in the blink of an eye, immediate access is key. Learn how new tools on the TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader app can let you perform portfolio analysis on the go.
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.
Following the options crowd or at least seeing what they’re up to can be a valuable peek into market expectations for a particular stock.
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.
Learn about the three basic trading chart types and their advantages: line charts, bar charts, and candlestick charts.
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Learn how using the Volume Profile indicator can help identify potential price trends.
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Learn to interpret trading volume and its relationship with price moves. Understanding volume is a useful skill for both day traders and long-term investors.
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