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(More) Hot Topics: Associates’ Summer Reading List
August 13, 2013

(More) Hot Topics: Associates’ Summer Reading List

A handful of TD Ameritrade associates tell us what books they’ll devour at the beach. We kicked off our summer reading list last month by inviting the Trader...

When to Sack Your Trading Plan: Five Reasons to Reconsider
August 13, 2013

When to Sack Your Trading Plan: Five Reasons to Reconsider

A plan (and sticking to it) is the backbone of a solid trading approach. But what happens when your plan shows cracks? Consider 5 occasions that may demand...

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Hot Topics: Reading Recommendations from Our Pros
July 13, 2013

Hot Topics: Reading Recommendations from Our Pros

A handful of TD Ameritrade associates tell us what books they’ll devour at the beach. We invited our trading team to recommend a book focused on investing...

What's Your Trading DNA? Personality Types and Traders
June 5, 2013

What's Your Trading DNA? Personality Types and Traders

Are certain personality types a better fit for navigating markets? You may be surprised. Everyone knows at least one “Type-A” personality, the hard-driven workaholic...

Just the Right Size: How Position Sizing Can Save Your Neck
May 5, 2013

Just the Right Size: How Position Sizing Can Save Your Neck

Position size matters because measuring success isn’t only about short-term payout but sticking around to trade another day.

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Chart Reading Made Simple: Trusty Technicals for Traders
April 5, 2013

Chart Reading Made Simple: Trusty Technicals for Traders

Learn how to identify price support and resistance or how to time entries and exits. There are basic chart- reading techniques at the core of any technical trading...

Is Trading Your Business? Making it Official for Tax Purposes
January 3, 2013

Is Trading Your Business? Making it Official for Tax Purposes

Business tax-filing status can help some traders trim Uncle Sam’s bill. Do you qualify? Hey you, titan of the home office. Are you trading so often these days you’ll...

Overbought or Oversold? How Stochastics Can Help Time Trades
January 3, 2013

Overbought or Oversold? How Stochastics Can Help Time Trades

You can’t control gravity. You can control how you read stock moves. As in, is it nearing the time to get out or buy? Ever had an apple fall on your head while...

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I Spy: Spotting Stock Trends at a Glance with MACD
November 24, 2012

I Spy: Spotting Stock Trends at a Glance with MACD

It’s a mouthful. But the Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicator can help place you on the right side of critical changes to a stock’s price.

Fixing a Broken Trade: Long Call Adjustments
September 20, 2012

Fixing a Broken Trade: Long Call Adjustments

You might not have to bail when the charts turn against you. It’s good to know when a band-aid might be enough to stop the bleeding. Some pro sports—skiing, surfing...

How Strong is the Trend? Using the Average Directional Index
August 20, 2012

How Strong is the Trend? Using the Average Directional Index

Bull or Bear, the trend is your friend, say traders. So when it comes to determining your opinion of a trend’s strength, the Average Directional Index can help you...

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Use the Put-Call Ratio to Gauge Stock Market Sentiment
July 15, 2012

Use the Put-Call Ratio to Gauge Stock Market Sentiment

To follow or bet against the crowd? Some say it depends on how you’re reading them. Investor sentiment tends to matter more when...

Finding the End of a Trend with the Relative Strength Index
June 15, 2012

Finding the End of a Trend with the Relative Strength Index

Relative Strength Index may hold clues for the end of a trend. Growing up in the Midwest, kids learn very quickly the difference between a tornado watch and...

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