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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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Spelling Out the RMD: Understanding Required Minimum Distributions January 31, 2020 10:15 AM   |  

If you’re turning 72 years old and have assets in a traditional IRA, 401(k), or 403(b), you’re subject to required minimum distributions (RMDs). Here are some things to know.

5 min read  |  Plan Distributions
Futures 4 Fun: Which Month to Trade? Follow Vol January 6, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

When trading options on futures contracts, the number of choices available—delivery months and options expiration dates—can be overwhelming. Follow the volatility curve to help you whittle it down.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
New Job? Deciding Whether to Roll Over the Old 401(k) December 30, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

People change jobs; it’s a fact of the modern workforce. But if you have a 401(k) from your old job, you need to decide what to do with it.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
What Happens When the Stocks in an Index Change? December 18, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Why do stock indices change their components and what happens when there's a change?

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
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
It's Your Loss. What Are You Going to Do? September 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Even your best trading ideas won’t always go as expected. When you are looking at a losing position, employ game theory to guide you.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
7 Financial Steps For Newlyweds August 15, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

Whether you’re getting married for the first time or remarrying, it’s important to get your financial future in order first.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
How the Sneaker Trade Can Teach About Markets and Investing August 1, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

If you're familiar with StockX and similar online shoe reselling platforms, you might see similarities to the financial market system. What can we learn about investing and stock markets from the sneaker trade?

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Price-to-Earnings Ratio: The Price Is Right ... Right? July 18, 2019 8:00 PM   |  

The price-to-earnings ratio has its critics, yet it remains a metric worth watching for valuing stocks and making investment decisions.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
How Big Should My Options Trade Be? June 30, 2019 11:48 AM   |  

There are different ways to determine the size of your options trade. You may want to risk a certain percentage per trade or you may consider total portfolio risk. When you are ready to increase your risk tolerance, you could increase the number of trades, the amount you put into each trade, or the risk level for each trade.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
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