February’s market seems poised for more possible volatility as investors watch how geopolitical issues like Brexit and U.S.-China tariff tensions unfold. Meanwhile, Q4 earnings season, now underway, is presenting a mixed bag and the government shutdown continues.
Though January was marked by a steady climb in the stock market after a December selloff, the month seemed charged with uncertainty as major geopolitical questions remained unanswered and consumer confidence appeared to waver.
Learn about several emerging macroeconomic risk areas that could impact the financial markets in 2019.
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.
Turmoil struck the markets in December as the Fed raised interest rates again. Stocks sank sharply amid worries about the economy, China tariffs, and more potential rate hikes next year.
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Investors can expect more volatility in December, when the stock market could react to a number of events.
The October's stock saw volatile trading that had investors on a rock ride as earnings season got underway. The Nasdaq plunged into correction territory in a sudden late-month slide.
The recent rise in volatility means it could be time to talk about strategies designed to capitalize on elevated volatility levels.
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Markets go up, the markets go down, but historically the stock market has trended up. For young investors who may have never seen a sizable market drop, recent volatility may provide a valuable lesson.
Using volatility and market statistics is one of many keys to successful stock market trading. Learn how to incorporate them into your investment strategy.
The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) has become jumpy in recent days. What might that mean?
Learn how option straddles and strangles can give you exposure to implied volatility.
With the earnings calendar tools available on the TD Ameritrade thinkorswim Platform, you can be in the know when it comes to the earnings season.
Learn about the dynamics of foreign exchange volatility, and where to find currency volatility data.
Learn about “black swan” events and how you can attempt to protect yourself and your portfolio from adverse shocks.
Looking ahead to the second half, it’s possible that politics in Washington and Q2 earnings could help set the tone. Can strength seen in the first half conti
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This follow-up article to the introduction of calendar spreads demonstrates how the strategy can be effective in a low-volatility trading environment.
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Volatility’s tendency to level out after a spike can present strategy opportunities, especially selling strategies found with strangles and iron condors.
Use volatility to pick an options strategy to speculate on a given direction, rather than to replace fundamental analysis and charts to determine potential.
Study intermarket analysis, specifically bonds, for potential clues on the next leg for Federal Reserve policy and stock market reaction.
Trying to time the market? Add sentiment analysis to your stock trading approach to help narrow the time horizon around an underlying security’s move.
Check out short-term options pricing to gain a sense of how the underlying stock could move around an earnings release. You can track straddles or use the TD
Out-of-the-money call options may be hard to trade when volatility is low, but there are good opportunities for cheaper options trades during market extremes.
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