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Chesley Spencer
Director, Trading Product Development, TD Ameritrade

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Cool Scripts: Create a Stock Momentum Tool with a Twist November 20, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Learn to use simple moving averages (SMAs) to track stock momentum by creating scripts with thinkScript® on the thinkorswim® trading platform from TD Ameritrade.

3 min read  |  Charting
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
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
Easy Coding for Traders: Build Your Own Indicator December 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Yearning for a chart indicator that doesn't exist yet? Why not write it yourself? All it takes is knowing your thinkScript® ABCs.

5 min read  |  Charting
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
Getting False Charting Signals? Try Out Indicators Off the Grid June 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Using stock charts and buy-sell indicators can bring a modicum of probability with which to make trading decisions. Here are three that are worthy of attention — the Standard Deviation Channel, Schaff Trend Cycle, and Simple Cloud.

5 min read  |  Charting
thinkorswim Charts That Rule the World: Become a Charting Ninja June 1, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

There are plenty of charting programs out there. But seriously, why look further? Other than make you an extra-shot nonfat vanilla latte, thinkorswim charts can do almost anything you’d need a chart to do–even if you’re not a chart reader.

5 min read  |  Charting
Screening for Sizzle: Revealing Secrets of Options Volume May 7, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Tracking unusual flare-ups in options volume can uncover investing ideas.

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
How Do You Find Potential Opportunities in a Huge Market? Scan It September 28, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

With the scan tool traders can choose from and modify hundreds of predefined scans or create custom scans based your their search criteria.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Monitor Tab on thinkorswim: Quick Access to Your Trading Activity September 26, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

When you’re looking for critical information about your trading account, holdings, and activity, you don’t want to have to go poking around for key figures and stats.

1 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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