Not All Big Moves Are Created Equal
The news often sensationalizes big moves, but talking heads may not mention what
savvy traders know: It’s not the size of the move that matters. It’s more about the volatility
behind the move. Look at vol, throw in some stats, and find out how big a move really is.
Dollar vs. the World: Turn Down
the Noise. Hear the Market Whisper.
We hear a lot of global craziness in
the news about how the dollar could
lose its currency reserve status.
Let's look beyond the news to uncover
the warning signs.
11 In the Money
Capiche? Know more about spread prices. Then decide
whether to take a trade or move on.
Gear Head Options Time & Sales - how to filter data and
focus on what's important.
Ask the Geek Where to go for more education and how to
sync chart drawings.
Toys for Traders Fun tools to spice up your trading
Vol Whisperer Mean reversion: What does it mean or what
doesn’t it mean?
6 A Quick Howdy
9 Love Notes
35 Associate Spotlight
Catch up with Victor
Jones, TD Ameritrade
36 Trader Glossary
38 The Back Page
When it’s not safe to call
yourself a trader, how
do you make yourself
elusive? Give yourself a
new job title.
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Think Like a Trader,
Act Like an Investor
After two black swan events in the first
part of this century, it became clear
to traders that a traditional portfolio mix
of stocks, bonds, and cash doesn’t
necessarily keep you from losing your
pants. It's time to rethink the principles.
The Non-System System
for Smarter Trading
You can go long or short a security, but
what if a stock is trading sideways? You
never know which way price will move,
but you could consider adding a little
oomph with these options strategies.
What Drives the Dow?
Most traders track indices as part of
their investing strategy. But how is an
index created? What are they made
up of? It may not be too glamorous,
but get “index savvy” and be the brain
trust at your next cocktail party.