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To Hold or Fold that Options Position: 3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself June 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When you make an options trade, you’re not typically locked into it until expiration. You can place an order to close it out most of the time. Here are three things to ask yourself when considering an options exit.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Ask the Trader: How Do You Place Swing Trades with More than One Price Target? June 15, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to hit more than one price target with your swing-trading strategy? Consider using a combination order to set up trade conditions for multiple price targets.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
The On/Off Ramp: Your Guide to the Trade Life Cycle, from Entry to Exit February 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The success of every trade involves three elements: the entry, the exit, and what happens in between. Here’s a look at the trade life cycle.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Advanced Stock Order Types to Fine-Tune Your Market Trades January 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you’d like to add contingencies and other flexibility to your stock orders, perhaps it’s time to move beyond the basics. Learn about OCOs, stop limits, and other advanced order types.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Basic Stock Order Types: Tools to Enter & Exit the Market January 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Before making your first trade, it’s important to understand the different stock order types. Here’s a rundown of the three basic types: the market order, the stop order, and the limit order.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Buy, Sell, and Hold Decisions: What to Consider June 12, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Professional traders follow several general rules when they buy, sell, and hold investments. Consider your own rules of thumb when you set your own investment strategy.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
How Savvy Traders Approach Index Option Trades July 16, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Index options tend to have wide bid and ask spreads. Try to keep slippage low by making use of price discovery.

4 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Tuning Exit Strategy: Limit Orders, Stop-Loss Orders, Exit Orders January 24, 2018 7:00 PM   |  

Learn how certain order types such as the limit order and stop-loss order can help you implement your exit strategy for options trades.

4 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Looking to Buy or Accumulate Stock? Consider Put Spreads December 13, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Traders and investors often use limit orders as a way of buying stock at their chosen entry point. Put spreads can be used to pursue similar objectives.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
The First Hour of the Trading Day: Should You Avoid It? May 2, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Should you be active during the first hour of the trading day? Or might it be better to wait for a calmer period? The answer may depend on a few factors.

2 min read  |  Trading Basics
How the 2% and 6% Rules Can Help With Risk Management April 18, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Risk controls are an integral part of any trading strategy. Learning the 2% and 6% rules may help you develop a plan to control your risk.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Seeking Yield for Income? Don’t Count Out Preferred Stocks March 19, 2015 5:00 AM   |  

Some investors are considering preferred stocks with yields as traditional fixed income assets grind along at historical lows and look to rise moderately under a go-slow Federal Reserve approach.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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