Party With The Fed: Explore Ways to Trade Interest Rates

Only pros care about interest-rate trading, and bonds are boring, right? Not so fast. There’s more to them than meets the eye.

Trading Vertigo: How to Trade Pricey Stocks with Ratio Spreads

The six-year-old rally has produced some monster stocks. How do you get involved when the altitude makes your stomach quiver? Try Ratio spreads.

Big Margin For The Masses: The Nuts And Bolts of Portfolio Margin

Margin trading has been around forever. But for qualified traders, there’s another category —portfolio margin— that could take your leverage to new heights.

Don't Get Roasted: Breaking Down Stock Market Risk (for Real)

Ironically, Today’s obsession with the “short term” has created a new paradigm for “long-term” investing. It might help to put a trading spin on the long-term view.

Futures For Fun: A Tool to Help Spot Tops And Bottoms

Trader's are always searching for that perfect moment to receive a clear buy signal. Now there is a tool for getting closer to tops and bottoms.

Ask The Trader Guy: Two Different Histories of Volatility

The trader guy waxes philosophical on volatility, percentage changes in ETFs, power outages and trading with gerbils.

Capiche? When the VIX Finds a New Normal

The CBOE VIX is like a rubber band, It bends back and forth. Market volatility trades in a range…until it doesn’t. When shifts occur, what’s a trader to do?

Ask The Suit: Learning to Trade in College with TD Ameritrade U

Nicole Sherrod, Managing Director, Trader Group at TD Ameritrade sits down for a little Q&A with thinkMoney authors and offers pearls of wisdom.


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