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thinkorswim® Tools: Top 5 Questions New Traders Ask About the Trading Platform September 3, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

8 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
The Birds and the Bees of Stocks and CDs: 4 Investing Lessons for Teens August 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Got kids? Learn how to teach them about money, especially during their teenage years. Here’s what you need to know about investing for teens.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Charts That Rule the World: A thinkorswim® Special Focus August 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

There's more to charts than looking at price and volume. Learn how to use these five charting tools as a starting point in understanding the many features available in thinkorswim charts.

5 min read  |  Charting
Analyzing Market Breadth: Kickin’ It With Old-School Indicators July 31, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking for a top-down approach to analyzing the stock markets before jumping into a trade? Consider looking at market internals such as NYSE advances versus declines, the advance-decline (A/D) line, and the number of S&P 500 stocks that are moving above a specific moving average.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
thinkorswim® Mobile: Know Your Tools July 27, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Traders are becoming more dependent on their mobile devices to chart, analyze, and place trades. TD Ameritrade is adding more features to thinkorswim Mobile to bring traders the functionality of thinkorswim desktop.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
Flying Blind? What Withdrawing Guidance Means (and Doesn’t Mean) June 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When a company withdraws guidance, it used to mean bad news was coming. That was before the coronavirus pandemic stopped the economic expansion in its tracks. Now, executives are withdrawing forward-looking statements with less stigma amid the widespread uncertainty.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
thinkorswim Web: Streamlined Stock, Futures, Forex, and Options Trading May 28, 2020 10:52 AM   |  

thinkorswim Web is the TD Ameritrade streamlined, web-based options trading platform that lets you trade wherever you have an internet connection.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
Don’t Get Caught in a “Bull Trap”—Tips to Avoid Getting Tricked May 12, 2020 10:46 AM   |  

Some call it a bull trap; others use the more colorful term suckers' rally. Either way, traders don't want to get caught. Is a bounce off the lows for real, or just a ruse?

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
thinkTank: Fire Up Your Trading Skills March 30, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

The stock markets have lots of activity every single trading day. These tools can help you stay on top of what's happening in the stock markets: Options Time & Sales and Active Trader.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
How to Choose Technical Indicators for Analyzing the Stock Markets March 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

With so many technical indicators to choose from, it can be tough to choose the ones to use in your stock trading. Consider a top-down approach to help you decide whether to use stock momentum indicators, trend indicators, or consolidating indicators.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
How to Find Stocks: Scanning the Universe of Stocks in 60 Seconds March 4, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Too many indicators can lead to indecision. Check out this stock analysis tool from TD Ameritrade that can help you make decisions about stock trades.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Good Eye, Trader: How to Pick the Right Stocks at the Right Time February 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to pick stocks worth trading? You can lay the groundwork for a sound stock selection strategy with a few relatively simple components.

9 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Screening Stocks with the Sizzle Index: Understanding Unusual Options Activity November 6, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

Which stocks are sizzling? The Sizzle Index helps you follow the options crowd, which might offer a peek into market expectations for a particular stock.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Investment Clubs: The New Old-Fashioned Hangout September 5, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

One of the benefits of joining an investment club is it's a fun way to learn to buy and sell stocks.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Too Near-Sighted? Trading Multiple Time Frames Matters July 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Explore trading multiple time frames to avoid chart head-fakes that might throw you off your strategy. Plus, identify trade entries and exits even as you ride out long-term trends.

4 min read  |  Charting
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
Mapping Out an Entry and Exit Plan: When to Buy & When to Sell Stocks June 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Following trendlines, pennant formations, and other chart patterns can help you identify potential places to enter and exit trades.

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Singing the Low-Volatility Blues? Try Calendar Spreads April 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how a long calendar spread can be effective in a low-volatility trading environment.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Under One Roof: Making Sense of Housing Market Trends & Data Analysis February 6, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Housing data can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends. Learn about the most widely followed reports.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Cool Tools You Should Know January 7, 2019 3:00 AM   |  

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.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Implied Volatility: Spotting High Vol and Aligning Your Options December 26, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.

3 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Let's Get Technical: Stock Momentum Indicators and Trend Strength December 4, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how momentum indicators such as MACD, RSI, and CCI can help determine the apparent strength and conviction of a trend.

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Digital Tool Box: Learn How to Invest in the Stock Market November 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Eager to learn how to invest in the stock market? Some basic info and tools to get you started.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Four Big Myths About Volatility and How to Debunk Them October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

When markets are volatile you may hear the media come up with different explanations. But how reliable is that information? There are four myths about volatility you may often hear and why they may not necessarily be true.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Return On Capital: The Great Decider October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Return on capital when trading options is different than return on capital when managing investments. Here’s what return on capital means to an options trader.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
High/Low Graph: Stock Sentiment on thinkorswim Watchlists September 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Wish sentiment was displayed on your stock watchlist? Learn how to use the High/Low Graph function in the thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Vertical Credit Spreads: Your High-Probability Trade? September 7, 2018 6:00 AM   |  

Selling vertical credit spreads, and how it may be a high-probability strategy.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Backtesting with thinkOnDemand to Help Optimize Your Trading February 15, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

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.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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