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Doug Ashburn
Ticker Tape Contributor

About Doug Ashburn

Doug Ashburn has been the managing editor of The Ticker Tape® since 2016. Doug spent more than 20 years as a foreign exchange options market maker at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He has been a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) since 2006. Doug previously served as regional director for the Chicago region of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association, and he served as editor of Intelligent Risk, PRMIA's quarterly member newsletter. He holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business.

 

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Looking for a New Asset Class to Trade? The Case for Options on Currency Futures May 29, 2020 3:10 PM   |  

The global foreign exchange (FX) market is deep, liquid, and traded virtually around the clock. If you’re an option trader in search of a new asset class to trade, consider options on currency futures.

5 min read  |  Futures
Time for a Checkup? Financial Health & Well-Being in Uncertain Times May 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Do you perform an annual financial checkup? Just as annual medical checkups are an integral part of your health and well-being, it's also important to do a periodic assessment of your finances. During times of uncertainty it can be even more important.

4 min read  |  Creating a Budget
Financial Lifelines: Bankruptcies, Bailouts, and What They Mean for Stock and Bond Investors May 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When the economy turns south, sometimes it exposes cracks in certain companies or industries. There are a few lifelines built into the system—bailouts and bankruptcies for instance—but they're not all alike. Here what investors should know.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Cash Is King: Follow the Money Flow as Part of Your Stock Analysis April 22, 2020 7:38 AM   |  

Consider using company cash flow data as you survey stock investments. It’s a basic, fundamental measure of potential earnings and dividend growth.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Time For an Options Strategy Change? March 30, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

When your stock options trading strategies aren't working as expected, it could mean you have to revisit the strategy, change your trade position sizes, or tweak a few strategy parameters. Here are some ways to fix the problem.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
April Is Financial Literacy Month: Why Education Never Stops for Investors March 26, 2020 12:16 PM   |  

Financial Literacy Month is a good time to think about your financial wellness. Throughout the month, TD Ameritrade will be sharing education ideas and resources to help grow investors’ financial literacy.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Catch a Falling Star: Setting Your Selloff Wish List March 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When markets sell off, sometimes quality names with solid fundamentals get placed in the bargain bin along with everything else. When that happens, make sure you have your wish list in place.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Types of Debt: Good Debt vs. Bad Debt? Try Healthy & Unhealthy Debt March 4, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to pare down your debt load with a long-term plan to become debt-free? As you lay out your plan, remember that some types of debt may be healthier than others.

4 min read  |  Household Finances
The On/Off Ramp: Your Guide to the Trade Life Cycle, from Entry to Exit February 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The success of every trade involves three elements: the entry, the exit, and what happens in between. Here’s a look at the trade life cycle.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
How to Invest in Gold? Let Us Count the Ways: ETFs, Stocks, Physical, Futures, & Options January 31, 2020 11:15 AM   |  

Are you looking to include gold in your portfolio? Learn about the different alternatives and their pros and cons.

4 min read  |  Commodities
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