Find out about some of the available tools from TD Ameritrade such as beta weighting on your mobile device and how to use the Social Sentiment indicator.
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how you can beta weight your portfolio on your mobile device
what the Social Sentiment Indicator measures and how you can use it
Gloom or glory, you want to know what the markets are doing. And with your mobile device, you can access just about everything you need without being tied to your trading desk. Here are some tools that could keep you even more engaged with the markets.
Keep your eyes peeled this summer for a new web-based trading platform from TD Ameritrade. Why’s it a big deal? There’s no need to download an app or use a specific device. We are launching a web-based leg of the TD Ameritrade trading tripod, a complement to the capabilities of the thinkorswim® desktop platform from TD Ameritrade and Mobile Trader.
So, because it operates as a web page, does that mean it lacks certain capabilities? Not necessarily. You still get the full trading product package. And that means you can trade, analyze your risks, and manage your positions all in one place.
This new web-based trading application is simple, but offers a powerful tool set that’s focused on portfolio management for our sophisticated trading clients. And it incorporates all of the latest trading technology from TD Ameritrade.
TD Ameritrade will be rolling out access to the new site over the course of the summer in small waves. If you’re one of our early adopters, please share your experience with us using the feedback link on the site.
Your portfolio probably includes different asset types—stocks, options, futures,and so on. You may know how each of those positions is performing, but what about your entire portfolio? There may be times, such as year-end or during a market correction, that prompt you to look at your portfolio as a whole. But simply looking at how each asset type is performing might not give you an accurate picture. Each component of your portfolio is measured differently, so comparing their performance against each other may not be the best approach. However, if you were to beta weight your portfolio components against a benchmark such as the S&P 500 or Nasdaq-100, you’ll likely get a more normalized view.
You can beta weight your portfolio on Mobile Trader, which means you can do it from anywhere (see Figure 1).
Some social media posts can catch enough buzz to move prices in the stock market. Wouldn’t it be great to know which ones are making waves before the news goes viral? The Social Sentiment feature on the thinkorswim platform from TD Ameritrade gives you an idea of social media mentions of different companies so you can analyze the relationship between social media discussion around a company and its stock price. The Social Sentiment indicator displays how many positive, negative, and neutral mentions there are for the specific company (Figure 2).
FIGURE 2: SOCIAL SENTIMENT INDICATOR. Use this feature to get an idea of the general sentiment of a specific company. Source: thinkorswim from TD Ameritrade. For illustrative purposes only.
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